Is Globalization good or bad?
Question from the Internet:
“Is globalization (increasing connectedness) a good or bad thing? How did the evolution of complex civilizations lead to increased connectedness? Was this increased connectedness good or bad? Why?”
“Globalization” — existence in a globally integrated and totally interdependent system — is neither good nor it is bad.
It is simply our evolutionary condition we have to exist in. It is not “man-made”; it is not a result of civilizational development.
Nature’s fully integrated and interdependent system and Nature’s strict and unforgiving laws — that govern the general balance and homeostasis life depends on — obligate and pressurise us into this global world.
By nature — since we are all inherently egocentric, subjective and individualistic — such a mutually integrated and interdependent existence is alien to us. Of course, we enjoy its market and service benefits but at the same time, we reject the absolute and mutual responsibility towards each other and our obligation to make constant efforts for the well-being and benefit of the whole collective with our whole being.
Unfortunately — from our own point of view — we can’t have our cake and eat it too. If we want to survive in this global and integral reality that Nature “puts around us”, we will need to learn how to adapt to our mutually integrated and interdependent conditions. And since we are facing Nature’s “iron laws”, there is a judge we can bribe, there is nobody to appeal to, and there is nowhere to escape.