Developing society on new foundations
Question from the Internet:
“Does a society change the people, or do people change the society?”
It is a very unique, reciprocal relationship between the individual and society.
On the one hand, we are all the products of our environment or the society we exist in. All our values, goals, and aspiration come from society. We take on the prevalent fashion, the habits, the way to dress, behave, talk, or even make love according to what society projects into our mutual space.
And that mutual space is now totally permeating our lives; we live in a Matrix where society reaches and influences us 24/7 from multiple directions, even when we are not aware of it.
On the other hand, society is a collection of individuals; we build a society together for each other.
Thus we are helpless embryos in society, while we are also the active elements of the “human incubator” that is a society for all the embryos in it.
By default, this reciprocal relationship evolves automatically and instinctively. We all — both the “leaders and influences” and the “public of the street” — are behaving blindly, simply following our inherent urges and tendencies. And since we are all born with an inherently egocentric, self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic, and exploitative nature, we all “naturally” flow with the building and the existence of our self-destructing societies and civilizations.
Nobody wants to disconnect from the “Matrix” regardless of being on the top or on the bottom of the human pyramid since we are not even aware of existing in the “Matrix” of our egos from birth. And even when we want to escape and try to establish a different society with different ideologies and political or economic systems, we simply build another variation of the same selfish, egocentric, and exploitative “Matrix.” This is the formula of human history — we can’t escape who we are.
Only when we become aware of being enslaved by our own inherent nature into a society that serves only the selfish, egocentric, and exploitative human nature — from top to bottom — and we find this existence intolerable and suffocating, and we also develop an insatiable and intolerable desire and need to build something completely new can we start our escape.
Of course, for this, we would also need to change ourselves, so when we build a new “human incubator” for ourselves and others, it would be based on fundamentally different values, goals, and aspirations, not to mention behavioral patterns.
Only fundamentally changed and differently developed human beings can build a vastly different society.
This is why we need a unique method that can, first of all, change and further develop individuals that can — through mutually responsible and mutually complementing cooperation- then start building a new “society cell” that can grow and develop.
Because general society is vast and it is passively existing and developing according to basic instincts, where most people are dormant and unaware of what is truly happening to them, the small new cells that are fully conscious, proactive, and are based on Nature’s fundamental laws that create and govern life, the small cells are qualitatively much superior to the general society. Thus they can protect those who join willingly and participate and also can provide the “rescue boats” to those who already want to escape the dying and collapsing general society.