Can we achieve collective prosperity without crisis?
Question from the Internet:
“Why is prosperity individual and crisis collective?”
This is not necessarily so. It works that way until our societies are built on our inherently egocentric, individualistic, and exploitative nature, where everybody tries to succeed, prosper at the expense of others.
Since we exist in a fully integrated and interdependent world — which has always been that way but we are now actually feeling it so as well — as long as each individual is ruthlessly competing against others, accumulates profit and resources way beyond their necessities and prospers while others are inevitably losing — we keep perpetually stumbling into crisis.
This is like in our bodies, As soon as cells, organs start consuming growing beyond their actual, natural necessities, limits, cancer develops which affects and finally kills the whole body.
We do not actually feel this and we obviously do not agree to this, otherwise, we would refrain from this cancer-like behavior, fearing for our individual survival which is intricately tied to the wellbeing and survival of the whole collective. Our instinctively self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative ego constantly blurs the sense of interdependence and blurs the long-term consequences of our destructive actions so we would blindly continue as we have always been living.
This is why, when during the pandemic we had the option of sensing our inevitable global integration and interdependence, we had time to rethink our lifestyles, the excessive overconsumption, exploitation that fuels the perpetual crisis, we still ignore all the facts and want to stubbornly, blindly return to the “norma” we had before when we were already on a seemingly inevitable path towards self-destruction.
This is why we urgently need a unique, purposeful, and highly practical method — based on the laws of Nature — that can help us not only understand but “viscerally feel” our total interdependence, what we lose by following our inherent egos and what we could gain by learning how to act, co-exist, cooperate above and against our egos.
Through the learned, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing — Nature-like — co-existence, mutual integration we can reach a state of collective prosperity without the need to endure constant, helplessly recurring crises.