We are irrevocably interconnected with collective fate
Question from the Internet:
“What do you think is the greatest challenge that our society faces today? How can social science help?”
The greatest challenge our society — local, national or global — is facing today is our inability to build positive, sustainable, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation with each other.
Our inherently self-justifying, self-serving, subjective, and individualistic nature and the constant distrust, ruthless competition, success at each other’s expense is the root cause of all the problems we are facing.
And this has become truly critical now when we evolved into a globally integrated, fully interdependent world. We can see through the pandemic, climate change, and other worsening problems how much we are desperately helpless as we can’t rise above our inherent nature even when our survival depends on it.
We urgently need a unique, purposeful, and highly practical educational method to teach us, make us feel our interdependence so we could understand and feel how much our individual health, success, survival is intricately, irrevocably intertwined with the health, success, and survival of the whole, global collective.