Civilisation is the Blossoming then Shrivelling of human understanding.
A civilisation is the greatest achievement of humanity as it is the most powerful creature on the planet: its understanding, strength and senses are unlimited by biology so its potential for achievement is limitless, until it goes senile.
Hence, civilisation is the blossoming of human understanding, which realises wealth, order, knowledge, security, clear identity and sensible purpose; followed by the shrivelling of human understanding, which realises the opposite. A rise and fall revealed in its use of language, because the use of words is the exercise of understanding.
This work is a simple explanation of civilisation, human communities and the nature of understanding, which explains the present condition and grim future of our civilisation; and is the result of the study of the changes overtaking the Australian community circa 2000, see:
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It improves our understanding of ourselves by explaining:
You can test the theory by visiting Toastmasters and judge my claims yourself.
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