Transforming the world through cooperation
Question from the Internet:
“How do you use a cooperative society to transform your environment?”
Only through a “cooperative society” can we transform anything, especially as we have evolved into a globally integrated and interdependent world where only mutual cooperation can solve problems and safeguard collective survival.
But “cooperation” in itself is not enough. It is more important what goals and intentions drive the cooperation.
We see many examples of cooperation that are aimed at succeeding against others, exploiting others, to elevate that “cooperative society” above everything and everybody else. Such cooperation — especially in today’s interdependent system — is destructive and self-destructive.
The mutually responsible and mutually complementing cooperation we need to learn and implement is something we have to learn from Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated system.
We all need to find our most optimal, mutually contributing place and function in society, while justly and proportionately receiving everything we need and deserve for our never-ending mutual contribution towards the benefit and wellbeing of the whole. And today such cooperation has to reach a global extent.
Of course, it is not going to happen all at once among billions of people. And also this change is not as easy as it sounds since we would need to achieve it above and against our inherently self-serving, subjective, egocentric and exploitative nature.
But if a small, critical minority — people who are more sensitive to such changes and also feel the necessity to change themselves and are willing to do so — start to change themselves in order to build these new, Nature-like “cooperative societies” for the sake of restoring the balance in humanity and in the whole Natural system, they will be able to gradually draw the whole of humanity behind them.