Question from the Internet:
“What is your biggest concern for 2021?”
My biggest concern for 2021 if we have learnt the lessons of 2020 enough to start focusing on what we need to focus on.
At the moment we are focusing only on the superficial problems, on the symptoms of the disease, but we are not focusing on what’s causing them.
As a result all our “solutions” — vaccines, trying to elect different parties, different politicians, trying to introduce different ideologies, social or economic systems, threatening reach other with embargos, boycotts even wars — are only making matters worse.
The real problem is — which we could see sharper than every before — that despite existing in a globally integrated, interdependent world we can do nothing against — since it is dictated by Nature’s evolution - we still try to react, solve problems individually, nationally, most of the time in an exclusive way at each other’s expense.
We can add to that our insatiable desire to consume, accumulate everything selfishly for ourselves.
This is what’s causing all the seemingly disconnected problems that keep accumulating, pulling us towards a seemingly inevitable self-destruction, global meltdown.
So my concern is if there are enough people who are ready to recognise the true problem, our utter inability to build positive, mutually responsible, mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation above everything that separates, rejects us from each other. Our problem solving ability, our collective survival depends on building those connections.