The unique case of the human incubator and the conscious “baby”…
Question from the Internet:
“How do changes in culture and society influence the formation of an individual?”
Here we can see a very interesting interaction.
We can consider society, the environment we live in as a human incubator, shaping, forming, developing us. On the other hand the “baby”, the individual can shape, develop society, changing the incubator and how it influences the person.
Of course in a large environment, in general society, this personal influence is imperceptible, very difficult to identify, assess. Moreover, by default, we are all driven by our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric, and individualistic nature which also builds the environment. So we are in a vicious cycle of building increasingly selfish, narcissistic, ruthlessly competitive societies that breed increasingly selfish, narcissistic, and ruthlessly competitive individuals.
In order to break this vicious cycle and start growing, developing better, conscious, purposeful Human beings that can act and develop above and against their instincts, we need to establish smaller-scale groups, mutually supportive and mutually complementing environments, where the above mentioned unique mutual relationship between the “incubator and the baby” can be methodically controlled in a way, that the outcome will be refined, positively upgraded, reformed individuals that can influence and rebuild even the larger, general society as a result.