The Universe revolves around me
Question from the Internet:
“Do humans have a natural survival instinct to think they are special and the world revolves around them?”
It is not a survival instinct, it anything this thinking is now threatening our survival.
It is our inherently egocentric, individualistic, subjective consciousness and perception of reality that makes us think that the Universe revolves around us and that the world was created for us to use as an unlimited, free store we can take anything we want for ourselves from.
This inherent viewpoint, consciousness locks us into ourselves, setting us up against others and against Nature’s system. This is why we are overconsuming everything and success, survive at each other’s expense.
And since at the same time according to Nature’s evolution we evolved into a globally integrated, interdependent system — otherwise we are not compatible with Nature’s integrated, interdependent system — with our instinctive behaviour we became as self-destructive as cancer.
Thus we urgently need to learn how to turn around our instinctive relation, connection to reality. While “I” remain in the center of the Universe, I have to relate to everybody, to the whole system as if the well-being, optimal development and survival of everything and everybody depends only on me, on how I facilitate balance and homeostasis around myself.