The world — from different viewpoints
Question from the Internet:
“Who is the world?”
The world is a system we are all part of.
And the individual human beings that are all parts of a single, interconnected and interdependent network are not alone. Humanity is also an integral part of Nature’s vast, all-encompassing network.
And in this living Natural system, in this network of connection, where mutual complementation, mutual communication, and the circulation of forces between all comprising parts create and sustain life, strict and unchanging laws of Nature make sure that the general balance and homeostasis that are the foundation of everything remains intact.
This is how the world “looks” from an objective, truthful viewpoint, from the side of Nature.
How we see the world and what we consider the world by default is different.
We see the world completely differently through our inherently egocentric and subjective, self-serving and self-justifying nature. In our egocentric and subjective vision, the world is a system that serves me and fulfils all of my needs and desires the way I want it.
Even religious people who believe in a single system with a single, omnipotent force that guides the system pray for their own needs and fulfilment and want that omnipotent force to serve them and help them the way they see it and want it.
This is how our inherent nature operates. We cannot see and feel the world “as it is”; we only see how this world can serve us the way we want it based on our 100% selfish “pleasure/pain” calculations.
And since human history is simply the chronicle of the ever-growing and ever-intensifying, insatiable human ego, humanity has become increasingly selfish, individualistic and hedonistic until we reached our generation. At all levels of human society, from childhood until death, everything is based on ruthless and exclusive competition, survival and success at the expense of others.
Today — as we also evolved into a globally integrated and interdependent world — each and every human being exists and acts like a cancer cell, consuming and destroying everything in our path regardless of the consequences. Thus we are now facing seemingly inevitable self-destruction.
Our collective, continuing human survival depends on one thing: can we change how we see the world?
Can we adopt Nature’s point of view of a single, all-integrated and mutually complementing living system where we also have to become selfless, mutually responsible and mutually complementing elements?
Or do we continue with our own inherently distorted, egocentric and subjective viewpoint, which leads to an inevitable extinction of humanity?