Do we live in a hostile and uncaring society?
Question from the Internet:
“Is it really true that we are living in an indifferent and uncaring world where we’re mostly on our own and assistance is not always available? What must we do when confronted with issues nobody wants to help us solve?”
Yes, our actual reality — beyond and despite some illusory statements and expressions — is dark and hostile. We live in an uncaring world where each person exists only for oneself, and the more “developed” society is, the more obvious this alienation is.
The reason for this is that we are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic, and exploitative ego. And human development and history are the chronicles of the ever-growing and ever-intensifying human ego.
Thus the “peak of humanity,” the Western society, is totally alienated, uncaring, hedonistic, and cruel. But all other “developing” natures and cultures are coveting and mimicking “Western culture” because the same human ego also drives them; only a few generations are left behind.
Nothing can stop this egotistic and cancer-like human development that leads us towards seemingly inevitable self-destruction unless we recognize the root cause of all our problems and the demise of human society within ourselves and we develop a true, intolerable, and irrepressible desire and need to change and further develop ourselves.
Only then will we be able to change our approach and attitude toward each other and build a harmonious, united, and mutually cooperating, “Nature-like” human society that is capable of surviving and further developing.