We are challenged to graduate from our genetically inherited and very problematical short-term survival instincts and related thinking that permeate everything we do (politics, religion, business, social interaction). We are challenged to move beyond antiquated and divisive religious thought and to find our transcendence in this world, not in an imaginary one. We are challenged to rise above the right versus left political equation and quagmire bequeathed to us by evolution. We are challenged to be far more than the primitive predators that we most naturally are. Our fate lies in our success or failure to accomplish these essential tasks. We can do all of this but we have no time to waste.