Philosopher Olaf Stapledon wrote Starmaker and the First and Last Men; supposed to be the best of the best in science fiction or future history according to some authorities. The books cover a time span of a gazillion supereons in the evolution of life in the universe. Planets are born and die. Intelligent life develops as water and plant forms as well as mankind, then passes away and develops into other forms with different minds. I wonder if in our entire history we have grown spiritually at all or if we have not and are still just as warlike, egocentric, greedy and selfish as we were way back. You can see adults on any day acting like children; showing greed, jelousy and anger when someone has something better than they do. Will we be better and kinder 10,000 years from now? Or is spiritual or growth in kindness even part of the plan? Maybe what we see is all it's meant to be. Any opinions? Any further reading?