To Be Good, Abandon Humanity

You got to think bigger than yourself to be your best self
3 min readJan 30, 2023
A conversation with Lord Vishnu

Only by abandoning your humanity can you truly be good. Humanity is ultimately too limiting, too spee’shist. What’s good for us is torture for cows and collapse for the climate. We’re fundamentally no better than crocodiles, cool in small numbers but chaos if left unchecked. To be attached to this particular avatar in aeons of evolution is unnecessarily limiting. Frankly, who gives a fuck about humanity. There’s much more going on in the world.

Evolutionarily speaking, we’re just a carbonic fart in the wind. Philosophically speaking, ‘human’ and ‘self’ are very recent and not even especially interesting identities. Whatever humans are is just one form of life, and however modern humans understand themselves is only one for of understanding. There’s more out there and appealing to your humanity is like appealing to your love for your childhood school. It’s important, certainly, but at some point you have to leave your neighborhood to get anywhere. And so it is with understanding.

The first point about understanding, of course, is that you can’t understand. That some things just do not fit into monkey brain. You can feel them but you can’t understand them. Understanding has to start with the humility that some things cannot be understood. Otherwise…



Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at, or just email me at