Covid-19 changing the hierarchy of needs
Question from the Internet:
“How has the corona pandemic changed our hierarchy of needs?”
This is a very important question pointing at the “revolution” the pandemic has initiated.
So far we identified the purpose of life with the instinctive and social desires of food, sex, family, wealth, power, fame, and knowledge. But Covid-19 with the quarantine and the ensuing, deep global crisis has put us into “forced rehab”.
Suddenly all we have is our basic, natural necessities, while all the excesses, surplus we do not need for a healthy, modern Human life — but we took for granted through upbringing, education, and societal influence — disappeared. And as a result of the crisis we will not get those excesses, the unnatural surplus back as now we are obligated by Nature’s evolution to streamline ourselves and start adapting the Human system to Nature’s “iron laws” governing balance and homeostasis that is crucially necessary for life and optimal development.
At the moment we are all going through terrible withdrawal symptoms. We are demanding back “what we deserve” — what decades of brainwashing made us believe that we deserve. And in this anger, the frustration we want to blame, we want to pint fingers, we want revenge for what we have lost — after all, we have lost our “purposes in life” and a Human can’t live without purpose!
Thus we have two options now, which also gives us our first true free choice in Human history.
- We can go with the instinctive frustration, anger and protest, riot, try to change leaders, governments even go to war to clear new markets, reduce Human population as some suggest and sleepwalk into mayhem, global catastrophe as a result.
- Or we could study Nature’s system and its evolutionary plan in greater depth — not in order to exploit it as we did so far, but to actually know the system we exist in — and find our predetermined, unique, evolutionary Human role, purpose in it.
Then we could use the pandemic purposefully, as a helping hand from Nature’s system, opening a path towards our true Human purpose by removing the fake, harmful misleading goals, values we have been working for, making efforts for so far.