Originally Posted by Parthon
It's so true and apt, that humanity as a whole is barely more than a toddler. It, at the moment, is an angsty selfish child, unaware of it's own power and destiny.
You may find this useful if you wish to look at it from a metaphysical angle. I believe it was Anagogy who initally pointed me to it. Soul Age - Articles
With some digging you will find that certain soul ages seem to be concentrated in distinct geographical areas of our planet. Makes some sense to me.