From the minute one is born, they are moving toward their death. While, for some, this may be a very long time, for others it may not.
Outside of that, I think that, more and more today, the direction of the human being is that of what they make it to be. Humans are becoming more aware of health issues, impact on the environment, and the importance of the struggle. Given that, I think that the world is far to full of "individuals" to make a globalized statement. In reality, the only one I can really think of is death.