When pre-civilizations become too small for their liveliness, they give way to civilizations. When civilizations become too pleased with their greatness, they give way to anti-civilizations. When anti-civilizations become too exhausted with their wickedness, they give way to pseudo-civilizations. When pseudo-civilizations become too saturated with their smugness, they give way to bygone civilizations. And since history does not repeat itself, God only knows what happens next.