Chet Shupe is an electronics engineer who suffered from severe Attention Deficit Disorder for a good part of his life. After years of depression and feeling bewildered by the world around him, he was finally diagnosed, at age 43. After beginning treatment with Ritalin, life suddenly made sense.
Shupe emerged from ADD with a unique perspective on the human condition. His engineer’s mind forced him to ask basic questions about the brain’s purpose, how the mind is organized, why feelings exist, the origin of the concepts of good and evil, the true dynamics of every relationship, and how all of this relates to people’s happiness and the wellbeing of humanity.
For years, he’s pursued the answers to these questions with passion and conviction, digging deep into the intricacies of the modern social contract, to question how well it serves us, both individually and collectively.
As a scientist, he bolsters every conclusion with logical and compelling examples. As a person of feeling and intuition, he expresses his hopes for humanity with genuine compassion and sincerity.
As a whistleblower to the world, he speaks with urgency about the need to rediscover our connections with our own Nature, if we are ever again to experience the contentment sisterhood and brotherhood that is our natural heritage.
In terms of quality of life, we modern humans are staring into an abyss, regarding what the future will bring: Concerns ranging from governmental failure, economic instability, mental illness, social isolation, substance abuse, family dysfunction, international conflict, and habitat destruction are already threatening to overwhelm us. How is it possible that we, the most intelligent beings on earth, find ourselves in such a disquieting state of affairs? The increasing stresses we suffer in our institutionalized society, are red flags that are being ignored! Could it be our problems are not real ones, but simply symptoms of our modern way of life? Mounting evidence demonstrates severe incompatibility between our modern world and the way Homo sapiens evolved to live.
Shupe argues that we have created a “reality” to which our minds react with anxiety, fear, and doubt. Why? Because human emotions never evolved to function within it. To regain the reality in which we can emotionally engage, we must first identify the simple mistake our ancestors made, thousands of years ago, which forced earlier humans to abandon our “spiritual homes,” –homes based on its members’ need for one another, rather than legal obligations. Shupe believes that, if enough people recognize that mistake, it may well inspire us to place more significance in our feelings, than in our accomplishments. This is all we need, to free our spirits to lead us back home.
Interested? Visit his website https://spiritualfreedompress.com to learn more about Chet Shupe’s astounding book, “Rediscovering the Wisdom of Human Nature: How Civilization Destroys Happiness” Get a copy at Amazon, and most other book outlets.