Collective mind for a collective existence
Question from the Internet:
“If groupthink was no longer an option, what would society look like? Would it be more progressive or more chaotic? Is the collective ego necessary?”
Our societies are in chaos, in a state of constant disintegration because we do not have group think to start with. This is why from the beginning human societies need certain laws, coercion, taxes to make it function when the inherently self-oriented, subjective individuals reluctantly agree to live and cooperate together — while constantly going against those laws, taxes, etc.
And since our subjective, individualistic egos have been growing, intensifying through history, holding a society, nation together has become increasingly more difficult.
On the other hand, our ego, our individual uniqueness, our vast diversity is necessary, it gives us free choice, gives us a very unique collective potential in case we learned how to develop a true “group think”, an unprecedented collective consciousness, intellect above our differences, not by being coerced, but willingly, purposefully, out of our free choice.
Then together we could rise to a qualitatively much higher, collective sense of existence, similarly to how we sense life right now above our diverse cells, and organs cooperating in our bodies facilitating that appearance of our consciousness and sense of self. Then within the contrast of the inherently egocentric, subjective, individualistic perception and the acquired collective sense we could attain and understand reality in its totality.