An individual cell in the body is not free to do whatever it wants…
Question from the Internet:
Can partial suppression of freedom be justified for the sake of efficient and/or superior performance?
I might sharpen this question: can we justify “suppression of freedom” if our collective survival depends on it?!
Our individual freedom, the notion of “I can do whatever I want” is a myth, which has been developed especially in America. The American Dream suggested that everybody can go there and become the master of their own fate, anybody can become a millionaire, a President, and we can all have whatever we want as the opportunities are infinite.
By now we know how it all turned out. But we still do not understand how much individual freedom is impossible in Nature’s system where all parts, elements are intricately interconnected and fully responsible for one another.
The pandemic has shown us how we are unaware of this mutual responsibility, how people refuse to behave in a responsible manner in order to prevent infecting each other. For them, the “freedom” they have been brainwashed for decades has become more important than survival.
With the pandemic, a completely new phase starts in Human history, a phase where we have to wean ourselves off all the previous misconceptions, illusions about ourselves and the world we live in.
Whether we like it or not we exist in nature’s system as its integral parts. Thus all the strict, “iron” laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life and optimal development depend on are obligatory for us as well.
This is why we will urgently need a completely new educational method, which can help us understand, moreover feel what this interdependence and mutual responsibility means, how we can truly benefit from applying Nature’s integral template on ourselves.
It will be either such an education, or the increasing blows and intolerable suffering that will “convince” us about the truth: we are all individual cells in a vast, fully intertwined living organisms, and as a result, we all have to make our calculations about the wellbeing and optimal development of the whole collective above and against our instinctively self-serving, subjective calculations.