Paradise Of Demonic Gods Chapter 964
Fang Xingjian said coldly, "You think that justice is the universal truth? That's the greatest lie in the multivariate universe."
He looked at Ulpian and said, "Justice is just humanity's comfort zone. The real universe is extremely brutal and requires one to be crafty and hypocritical, as well as capable of working with opponents. It requires the brutal massacre of other species, as well as to coldly and greedily engulf other lives. Humans will always need to fight against their own weaknesses, guilt, embarrassment, and unease. It is only then that they will be able to live on in this world.
"And justice is just like laziness. It's the comfort zone that humans set for themselves. What a happy thing it is to be naive and innocent. How relaxing is it to be able to trust everyone else without having to use one's brain? How delightful it is to be able to not require sacrificing anyone, not needing to bear with any guilt, pain, or conflicts?
"There's no need to kill, go to war, bear with the betrayal from family and friends, fight, quarrel, have brawls, compete, make compromises... Everyone in the world would become a righteous and kind person. How relaxing would that be? How happy would that feel? One would be able to receive food and just wait for death to eventually come without the need to use their brains. Everyone would be able to live on peacefully.
"However, can such humans still be called humans? Is there still any meaning for such life forms and such a society to still exist? Pigs who can live on just like that are simply an insult to all the humans who existed in the past.
"Ulpian, justice will forever just be a comfort zone. It's like a sweet candyvery wonderful and can let anyone feel comfortable and relaxed. However, there is only blind indulgence in the sweetness of this candy. It will kill the entire species."
Fang Xingjian looked at Ulpian and said, "All the regulations you set forbid any actions that can cause harm. There are no conflicting views, no disputes, no fights. This also means that all competition between humans is forbidden.
"There are no wars, no killings, no competitions, and no conflicting views.
"What meaning is there to a life like this? Everyone is only able to live in accordance with your rules and will never be able to cross boundaries.
"Because your regulations don't leave them with a path to progress, you're merely rearing them like pigs.
"Their efforts are destined to not have any value. Any research or effort put in will not bring any changes to their statuses. It won't bring them wealth nor will it bring them any power. It's because all the hard work they put in during their entire lifetime won't be a match for a single thought from you."
Looking at the humanity that had gradually become decadent after losing the will to progress under his protection, Ulpian sighed. "You said that I blocked the path for them to advance. Then I'll just give it to them again."
In that instant, the entire world changed. A new possibility appeared in Earth's future.
All of mankind was still implanted with a set of beliefs. However, this time around, Ulpian provided them with an advancement path to gain wealth and power.
As long as a person worked hard based on the standards he set, they would be able to gain advancements every year based on their achievements.
There was no need to fight or scheme against each other, stab others in the back, or rely on backgrounds and unspoken rules. It was only through continuous hard work and obtaining good results in accordance with the regulations that Ulpian had set that one would then be able to advance.
Looking at the prosperous state of Earth, Fang Xingjian broke into a cold smile. "You've split out a portion of your responsibilities and handed it over to them?"
Initially, Ulpian had sustained the entire Earth's operations. However, in order to give jobs to humans, he split out a portion of the simplest tasks.
For example, clearing rubbish, agriculture, assembling machines, horticulture...
"Boring," Fang Xingjian said with a smirk.
Although these kinds of labor were meaningless to Ulpian, everyone obtained different results with such work. There were differences between people, so discrepancies in people's wealth and power grew gradually due to the varying results obtained every year.
After all, the people were not clones. As long as a group of people worked together, there would naturally be someone coming up first and someone else coming up last.
The distribution of wealth and power had started.
Ulpian frowned. Then with a wave of his hand, another century passed by.
Right now, the atmosphere of the entire society on Earth had once again turned gloomy.
Fang Xingjian smiled. "It seems like you've failed again.
"You set the rules and got them to compete based on the rules. But when everything is going in accordance with the rules, the people who got richer first will only get more and more advantages.
"Mankind's history has proven this point countless times. The people who gained wealth first will grasp an absolute advantage. Unless one breaks the regulations, it won't be possible to overtake them.
"Your zoo works in the same way. The few who got first place in the first few years possess more power and wealth than the other people. Therefore, they have more subordinates, more tools, and more resources.
"You caused the people who come later to be unable to win against them through regular means. In other words, it's not possible unless they break the rules or make use of opportunities to overtake them. Yet, these are things that you won't allow.
"The only solution is to redistribute wealth. In human history, this is called a rebellion. Yet you can't allow this.
"You can only keep on opening up new competition domains and new job domains, creating more new instances of 'people who get wealthier first'. However, without the adjustment of violent and bloodthirsty revolutions, class solidification is unavoidable. The people at the lower tiers will eventually lose hope and will no longer have a chance to succeed.
"When the water is too clean, fish won't be able to survive. Absolute rules will only wipe out the motivation for society to advance.
"Ulpian, do you still not understand? Unless you turn all of mankind into a single existencejust youthe human history will forever be moving in a spiral.
"There's no such thing as an eternal paradise. It's because the universe in which we exist is brutal.
"Evil and justice will always exist together, so what's the difference from your absolute justice and evil? It's just a comfort zone that you've created for yourself, just because righteous actions give you a comfortable feeling. Isn't it only because you like justice that you feel it is right?
"Unless you change the laws of the entire multivariate universe, the imaginary world that you want to create will merely be a toy in your hand. Once it leaves your hand, it'll return to its original state."
Fang Xingjian walked slowly up to Ulpian, looked at him, and said coldly, "Your paradise is like a spring. You're forcibly pressing down on it, but you will never be able to stop it from returning back to its original state."
Ulpian raised his head, stared at Fang Xingjian, and responded coldly, "I don't believe that."
At the next moment, the Earth before his eyes changed again. A new future appeared.
All sorts of new policies, new technologies, and new futures kept on appearing before Ulpian's eyes. However, he still could not create the paradise that he wanted.
Gradually, many cracks appeared on Ulpian's body.
The same cracks appeared on Fang Xingjian's body. He started to flicker like he would disappear at any moment.
However, Fang Xingjian continued to wear a smile. "The 13 armies' powers come from the rings. The same goes for you.
"However, the Silver Army's powers come from the so-called justice. This does give you powerful abilities, but it is also destined to be the worst foundation.
"It's because the so-called justice is a contradictory thing to begin with.
"And now, when you're doubting your own justice... When your righteous heart starts to distort... Can you still continue to use this power?
"Ulpian, your powers were established on a void from the very beginning. They are just an illusion."A Chinese saying that's used to tell others not to be too strict, or they won't have any companions. In modern days, it's used to indicate that one should have too high expectations for other people and things.