Question from the Internet:
“Everyone should know their place, but my place is clearly better than yours. Do you agree or disagree?”
I fully agree that this is so from your point of view, but from my point of view my place is clearly better than yours.
And I bet everybody feels that way, since we are all born with an inherently subjective, egocentric, individualistic nature that always wants to see, show the self above, better, stronger, more successful than others.
This is natural, there is nothing evil, sinful in it, we didn’t have a free choice about the “default software" we are installed with.
On the other hand, our globally integrated, fully interdependent evolutionary conditions require that we build positive, constructive, mutually responsible, mutually complementing interconections, cooperation, otherwise we will never be able to solve our mounting global problems, and we will not survive in Nature’s fully integrated system.
Thus from now on it should concern us in what place, in what conditions others are as much as we are concerned about ourselves. In a global, integral world “me vs others" loses its meaning, since we are all individual cells of the same organism that has to survive, succeed, develop together.
We entered the true, practical era of “one for all, all for one" whether we like it or not, according to Nature’s strict, unchanging laws.