How can we overcome inherent self-interest?
Question from the Internet:
“Can humans come together to overcome self-interest and tackle the challenges facing us all?”
Yes, and exactly this effort, activity is the key for our global problem-solving, the key for our continuing collective, human survival.
There is nothing else that we need to focus on since all our historic and present problems all originate from the constant self-interest, self-serving, self-justifying calculations and actions, as we all — knowingly, unknowingly succeed, survive at each other’s expense.
But we can’t overcome our instincts, inherent nature by ourselves, we need each other’s help to pull “out of ourselves”. And when we truly try that, when we truly want to build a society that is built on mutual responsibility, mutually complementing, Nature-like, unconditional mutual service of each other, we realize that even together we can’t defeat our inherent egos.
This is why we need a unique method, that can give us a full understanding of our own nature, very sharp, tangible emotional impressions about the true desires and intentions driving us, until we generate such an irrepressible, intolerable collective need, desire to overcome ourselves, that we actually, practically draw on ourselves nature’s evolutionary force that is very much “interested” in helping us adapt to Nature’s perfect integration, general balance.
This is how we can build a better, safer, equal, and sustainable — Nature-like — mutually integrated Human society.