Question from the Internet:
“Capitalism seems to be the reason why the modern world has advanced so quickly. Why do so many people have issues with it?”
Capitalism is the system that fits our inherently self-serving, egotistic, exploitative nature the best. And it is the insatiable human ego — ready to consume, devour everything for its own sake — that propelled humanity’s awesome progress until now, compared to other developed primates — without the human ego — that remained unchanged for millions of years.
The problem is that now — as we also evolved into a globally integrated and interdependent world — the same ego that drove us so far through our cultural technological, social progress — has become like cancer in this fully integrated interdependent system.
All the problems we observe in humanity, in all aspects of our lives, are the result of the cancer-like ego destroying everything. And it is not only capitalism that is showing it, since all other ideologies, socioeconomic systems are also the product of the same ego.
Still, it is capitalism that portrays the human ego in action most clearly. This is why the shamelessly selfish, egoistic, “Hellenistic” Western system is now collapsing — which will be followed by the collapse of all other known human systems.
But changing political, social, economic ideologies, systems won’t help. It is the “human being” that needs changing, we need to learn how to live above, despite the ego driving us, later even harnessing, channeling the power of the ego towards positive, constructive collective, mutual goals, purposes.
Only the changed, reformed, upgraded human beings can develop, establish the right systems that also agree with Nature’s laws, template of integration, balance, and homeostasis.