Cooperation above differences, co-existence despite competition
Question from the Internet:
“Is there always a way to reconcile differences?”
The truth is, we will never be able to reconcile our ever-growing differences. We will never be able to convince each other who is right and who is wrong. After all, we are all born with an inherently subjective, egocentric consciousness and perception of reality, I will never be able to see and accept how you see and understand reality and the things that happen to you.
According to our inherent nature, we will always remain locked into our own introverted bubbles or caves, where all calculations are made about what is good or bad for me, how I can succeed, how I can survive, even if it means succeeding and surviving at the expense of others.
As long as we try to “reconcile our differences, as long as we try to convince each other and pursue our instinctive, ruthless competition to prove ourselves better, higher than others. conflicts and wars will never stop.
But we can all learn to rise above our instinctive states, we can all find a mutual, “neutral zone” of agreement, focusing on things that are mutually important and beneficial for all of us. We can all learn to find and focus on collective, positive and constructive goals that we make more important than the differences, conflicts that tear us apart.
This is not easy, it is almost a “mission impossible” since our instinctive tendency to separate, to manipulate, exploit and rule over each other is extremely strong and this is how we are programmed. But with the right method, that can show us, make us “viscerally” feel how interdependent we are, how much we cannot separate from each other in a fully, mutually integrated and interdependent Natural reality and what we can gain by cooperating instead of competing, fighting against each other we can succeed.
Our first, all-important mutual goal is humanity’s collective survival. It is becoming clearer each day, how desperately helpless we are in solving any of our mounting global problems without true, global, mutually responsible and mutually complementing cooperation. It is as clear as day, that while certain people, countries, alliances try to weaken, defeat, manipulate control others we all lose, including the “bullies”.
With a little help from the right method at least a necessary, critical minority can already understand that only cooperation above differences, mutual support despite mutual animosity is the only way to collective survival — and in Nature’s global, integral system there is no individual or national survival, only a global one.
Then, when we secured our collective survival through the necessary cooperation connection, we will recognize other, much higher benefits of a sustainable, positive, global human co-existence and cooperation. And our diversity, individual and national uniqueness, our readiness to dispute and compete will never disappear.
But if we already built the necessary, solid, constantly maintained template of mutual connections and cooperation above differences, even our seemingly incompatible differences, the constant tension and recurring arguments, conflicts will only add to the cooperation and the necessary questions, inner examinations, refinement and growth.
And then humanity will purposefully, methodically rise to a qualitatively much higher, collective existence while also finding balance and co-existence with Nature.