Question from the Internet:
“Why don’t people want to unite to develop science on a very high level and try to make the world very nice to live and maybe conquer space, but they prefer more developing war technologies?”
The reason is that we are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective, individualistic nature. Thus we want to use, exploit everything only for our own sake. And since we are all like this we keep on competing, fighting, trying to overcome others, succeed and survive at each other’s expense.
Most people refuse to accept this and maintain that they are basically good people, capable of empathy, capable of helping, supporting, loving others even unconditionally.
And they are not lying. They are simply living in an illusion.
They simply don’t know what’s desires, intentions, forces move them, motivate them as recognizing the ruthless ego inside usual necessitates some sharp, dramatic scenarios — or unique method that can reveal ego we are in safe, methodical conditions.
And even if we recognized who we really are, changing ourselves is extremely difficult. Many would consents to the self-destruction, extinction of Humanity (including themselves) rather then to accept the need for self-change and its implementation.
Fortunately more and more people — like yourself — recognize today that our problem solving in a global world, the progress of science, our ability to develop positively, optimally in a completely integrated, interdependent Natural system is impossible without cooperation, without mutual responsibility, without working together above and despite everything that separates, rejects us from one another.
Thus collective Human survival (and there is no individual survival in a global, integral world when we are all sitting in the same boat) depends on urgently learning how to interconnect and cooperate on a global scale against our vast diversity, against the instinctive distrust, mutual animosity which is on sharp display everywhere today.