Diversity and integration in human society
Question from the Internet:
“Do you think that diversity influences the life chances of the members of society?”
Without diversity, there is no life. Without the finely balanced, mutually integrated and mutually complementing cooperation of highly diverse and different elements in living systems, there would be no life and optimal development.
Thus any attempt to suppress diversity, to try to eradicate certain qualities or inclinations in human society — regardless of how positive or negative they seem to our inherently limited and subjective viewpoints — suffocates life and optimal development.
There is no difference between humanity and nature from Nature’s point of view. We are just as a living, integrated system as our own biological body, for example.
On the other hand, from our own inherently self-serving, self-justifying point of view, we simply do not feel integrated, and we definitely do not feel ourselves being mutually responsible for each other.
Our inherent viewpoint and perception of reality are incompatible with our actual state of existence in Nature’s system.
This was “purposeful” from Nature’s evolution’s point of view. We were purposefully “released into production” unfinished, with a “raw, beta operating software”.
By feeling ourselves as standalone, seemingly independent beings that have to survive and succeed at the expense of each other and Nature, we strived to grow and constantly develop further and further, stronger and higher all the time. This drove human development to the state where we are at today.
On the other hand, besides our awesome cultural, social and technological development, we also maneuvered ourselves into a corner. As we keep behaving and existing like cancer — through excessive overconsumption of everything for ourselves at the expense of others and Nature — we have reached a very realistic point of “no return” towards human self-destruction.
So today, we need to urgently learn how to integrate into a Nature-like, mutually integrated and mutually complementing network with each other with 100% mutual responsibility for the wellbeing and optimal development of the whole — without suppressing or erasing anything from our uniqueness and special talents and abilities that make all of us indispensable and irreplaceable for the most optimal state of the whole.
In this perfect, Nature-like human society, we will all find our unique roles and will justly and proportionately receive everything we need and deserve to maintain our crucially important mutual contribution.