My second piece is to point out and see Humanity's power and this is what i came up with:
Some of us seem incapable of real individual thought, but the majority of people i have encountered (Especially my own generation and those younger than me) Have shown great powers in being able to absorb ideas and improve on them, we are advancing at a continually faster rate.
It seems a common trait of the older generation to be stuck in ways of thinking I *consider* ignorant and unchangeable, yet we are still progressing and opening up more and more of our minds daily. It seems nature is too slow for our brain, so we are going into genetics to control our own fate and evolution.
There aren't groups around the world and philosophies based on transhumanism for no reason. We as a race want to step over humanity and be the next step. Although I agree with the vast majority in part, most of us are of very limited intelligence. If anything that spurs me on harder. We never looked at the stars and said "We'll never get to touch that", we looked at the stars and said "I'll get there and I'll walk on that and that is my dream!" That's humanity's real power and strength.
This strength of humanity, this Icarus (Or should i say Daedalus, as Icarus was the foolish boy) way of thinking is exactly what influences me. See the potential in yourself and those around you. To quote; "Who we are is but a stepping stone to what we can become."