“Survival of the fittest” is a widespread expression often used in the present-day world. Its origin has been widely attributed to Charles Darwin, a prominent scientist famous for his evolution theory.
Somehow in Russian (and I assume in other languages) “survival of the fittest” is interpreted as “survival of the strongest”, meaning those who are in best physical shape.
Well, biology and evolution only (not to mention other sciences and areas of human existence) have strong evidence this is not the case.
If you need at least one proof, think about dinosaurs :).
What Darwin meant by ‘fittest’ was “better adapted for immediate, local environment”. And this natural law discovered by the great scientist applies as well to the animal kingdom as it does to society.
Change is the only constant thing. In our super-fast world being able to learn, change and adapt swiftly is perhaps the most important skill that allows not only to ‘survive’, but to grow and develop.
So Darwin was absolutely right.
Time to rewrite our CVs? 🙂