I feel and consider everybody as my enemy. What can I do?!
Question from the Internet:
“How can I be alive if my competitors, all mankind, are also alive? How can I annihilate them?”
This is exactly how we see and feel about the world and all the other people around us. Since we are all born with an inherently egocentric, subjective, and individualistic nature, we all view others as our enemies and competitors — not to mention the hostile natural system that also harms us all the time.
After all, all our life, we feel existence in a hostile world, where we are forced to compete and fight for resources and survival, which we have to secure at the expense of others and at the expense of nature.
This is all the result of our inherent viewpoint, each existing locked into oneself, caring for and interested in only one’s own most optimal survival.
At the same time, we also started to feel existence in a fully integrated and interdependent world. And this paradox between our inherently egocentric, subjective, and individualistic viewpoint, sense of reality, and the fully integrated and interdependent world, literally kill us.
Thus we need a unique, purposeful, and practical educational method that can help us understand, feel and accept that those “others” we have been feeling and viewing as our enemies and competitors are actually integral parts of our “selves.” We need to gradually come to a tangible and visceral sensation that our “true self” is not that seemingly isolated, selfish, and egoistic entity we associate ourselves with, but our “true self” is the whole system and reality that we presently feel and assess “outside of ourselves.”
And when, with the help of this unique method, those “others” become as important and integral to our existence as our “original self,” we will finally feel real “as it is,” all individual elements and people being individual cells in the same, integrated and cooperating living organism.
As a result, by giving up our illusory “independence” and “individual freedom,” we actually liberate ourselves from all present boundaries and problems. We start sensing and perceiving reality in a “total,” composite manner, understanding everything through a “collective mind” that dwarfs even the most advanced AI we can imagine or fear.
We will come to a totally realistic and tangible sense of unlimited and timeless existence, being liberated from the egocentric and subjective limitations of time, space, and motion.
This is what stands before us in this generation that revealed the intolerable and self-destructive paradox between egotistic individualism and existence in a fully integrated and interdependent world.