Question from the Internet:
“What common idea could unite people on the planet?”
We are basically ‘simple” creatures, motivated, driven by a subjective, egocentric “pleasure/pain” principle.
Thus we are united when it serves our collective survival when it helps us escape suffering, or we unite if as a result we acquire something good, attain greater pleasures.
Humanity’s inevitable global unity, the integration will unfold through 2 steps.
On the first level — as the unsolvable global crisis, the collapse of our civilization will continue, and instead of just talking about the effects of climate change, threatening each other with wars, with stronger, more lethal plagues we can’t solve with our inherently egoistic, subjective, individualistic, nationalistic mindset — the ground will literally burn under our feet, floods, tsunamis will wipe out coastal areas, billions will die without water, food or treatment for diseases and wars will kill the rest.
Then we will understand from intolerable suffering that problem-solving and collective human survival in a fully integrated and interdependent world is possible only if we learn to connect and cooperate through mutual responsibility in a mutually complementing way — above and against our inherent nature.
When this hard-learned, unity, cooperation unfolds, we will start to sense that beyond simple, animalistic, physical survival the unprecedented unity, the acquired collective consciousness, intelligence, and perception will elevate us to a qualitatively much higher sense of existence. There, instead of only feeling our own limited, distorted, subjective, and egocentric world, through each other we can open a window to a completely different dimension of reality above the individualistic limitations of time, space, and motion.
Then this positive, attractive, perfect, and harmonious state of existence will sustain our connections, unity above and against the ego instead of the fear of suffering.
Now we can actually skip, or at least lighten, shorten the suffering part by consciously, methodically learning about that higher, unique collective state we can achieve by uniting above and against our nature with the help of a special, practical educational method.
And even if only a so-called “critical mass” of people start to move towards that higher, positive state of human development, they can as pioneers pull the rest of increasingly suffering majority behind them.