Is there individual freedom in a global, integral world?!
Question from the Internet:
“Why doesn’t the leader of the country/state just close everything down (lockdown) so that there is no possible chance of any more covid, so everything can be back to normal?”
There are many problems with this.
First of all, what we had before was very far from “normal”, after all, we have already been stumbling from crisis to crisis, being totally helpless in the face of growing global challenges as a result of our inability to build sustainable, mutually responsible, mutually complementing cooperation with each other on a global scale (we can’t even do that within our nations any more).
Moreover, as soon as a leader talks about restrictions, or when the army is involved in keeping lockdowns, people immediately start talking about dictatorship, police states, totalitarian systems.
We can’t help it since for centuries we have been indoctrinated with the idea of personal, individual freedom as if we were all “standalone” beings who can do whatever they want, however they want.
The problem is that the pandemic for example, like all other global problems — as well as the study of Nature — shows us that we are all inevitably integrated, interdependent, so in fact, we have absolutely no personal freedom to act, decide, choose at all.
Humanity functions as a single, integral organism where we are all but individual cells, and this human organism is also intricately embedded into Nature’s living system.
Thus if we want to start solving our global problems, if we want to safeguard our collective human survival — by following Nature’s laws of integration, by finding a way to integrate into Nature’s singular system — we need a unique educational method that can help us not only understand but also tangibly feel our interdependence and how much better our lives could be if we copied Nature’s integral template into our relationships and into the fabric of our societies.