Every once in a while, I think about this issue, perhaps because of the political implications it yields. I'd like to ignore those to a certain extent - did I shock you? Some politics will be required, such as when I cite this piece with is a spiritual analysis of the current election. However, it also brings into focus various Sci-Fi themes and other concerns. Many people seem to regard humanity as something that ought to be shaped and molded in order to improve it - yet that sort of thinking is not only common among the utopian ideologies (fascism, socialism, communism) but idealized in media like Star Trek. So what's your take on the concept of humanity? Is it evolving? Static? Something that will never be perfected yet the most critical thing to try to perfect? Is the point of our lives to simply "do our best" (U.S. Cub Scout motto), even though there will be little to no effect? The last classification is probably what I would fall under - one of my favorite plays is Man of La Mancha. I teared up even watching this again.