Raising the sensitivity towards global issues
We are strange creatures. We don’t care about anything until the ground burns under our own feet.
We are motivated to move, act, leave our comfort zone by either pleasures or pain. And pain is a much stronger motivating force than pleasures.
There is nothing we can do about this, we are programmed like this by Nature, this is how we operate instinctively.
Thus people won’t care until the global problems affect their own everyday life.
But we can organise the situation in such a way that instead of a huge blow, instead of intolerable suffering moving is - like so far in Human history - a “small pinch”, alarm will be enough to motivate us to change.
We could consider the present pandemic such a “pinch”. After all, compared to great revolutions, wars, previous global pandemics the loss of human life is still moderate, while our physical, technical assets are untouched.
If at the same time of the moderate blow we could also open a unique, purposeful and practical educational method, positive propaganda, explaining to people in what ways we could prevent greater disasters and elevate ourselves to a qualitatively higher plane of Human existence, we could initiate real, fundamental changes in us, in the relationships between us, in societal values, goals.
We need to understand that the blows, crisis situations are not random. They show us our increasing incompatibility with Nature’s fully integrated system with our unnatural, excessive, explosive Human activities.
Thus if we are unable to motivate, educate people through the right approach, helping them to change themselves, Nature will increase the pressure on us until we reach the level of intolerable suffering again.