How did civilization develop?

The development of civilization was a result of a change in the collective psyche of a group of people. The people of our civilization see the world as something that belongs to humans.
Our civilization is a way of living that functions hierarchically instead of tribally. It is a way of life that turns natural resources such as land, water and food into tradeable commodities.
The first civilizations formed independently from each other and on different continents. All of them have since been abandoned, except ours.
The development of civilization that began for us in the Fertile Crescent still continues today. Our population is still growing, we are producing more food and we are expanding into areas of the planet where our culture has not gone before.