We need to learn how our evolutionary interdependence, mutual responsibility works
Question from the Internet:
“Why is it almost impossible for countries to be self-sufficient in the modern globalized era?”
This is an extremely important point!
And the answer is difficult to understand until we keep viewing the world through our usual, introverted, “Human-centered” scope, thinking that the whole world is here only to serve us.
First we have to acquire a completely different, “systemic viewpoint”.
“Globalization” - living in a globally integrated and interdependent world - is not about markets, economy or financial services, and it is not man-made.
Human beings are not standalone, independent creatures that can do whatever they like. We are born from Nature, we are still integral parts of Nature and we still evolve with the system.
And since Nature’s deterministic evolution relentlessly progresses towards the most optimal integration of all of its diverse elements, Humanity becoming global and integral had been inevitable.
The problem is how we view and use this development. At this stage we still try to use our inevitable interconnections through the usual, instinctively self-serving, self-protective matter.
The woefully inadequate, self-defeating, individual and national reactions, “solutions” the the global pandemic provided the most obvious, sharp examples of this behavior, worsening, prolonging the problem.
And the reason why we are now sinking into a seemingly unsolvable, global, socio-economic crisis is the same.
We simply don’t know, have never been educated for, how to exist in such a fully integrated and interdependent system.
Since Nature’s laws and the direction of evolution is not going to change, and as the states is infinitely greater, stronger than us (even if we are the most developed, qualitatively highest species in the state), we have no other choice but to learn how to adapt ourselves to “Globalization”, how to make our mutual interdependence and absolute mutual responsibility towards one another work.
By that we could elevate ourselves above this chaotic, crisis-ridden, self-destructive existence to a qualitatively much higher, safer, healthier, more prosperous and sustainable collective existence.