We are judging ourselves to suffering
Some people — especially those who are religious — suggest that the suffering Humanity is going through is due to judgment.
In a way, we could say that.
Which means, that at the moment we judge ourselves to suffering.
We live in a closed, strict Natural system that’s based on “iron” Natural laws that sustain balance and homeostasis, which life and optimal development depend on.
At the moment - based on our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative, and subjective nature - our whole Human system, everything we do, is incompatible with Nature’s laws.
As a result, whatever we build, try crumbles and we helplessly stumble from crisis to crisis, sleepwalking towards a global catastrophe.
The pandemic is a very sharp example of how we made a global crisis much worse through our individualistic, nationalistic reactions, “solutions”, by ignoring reach other’s plight or even trying to succeed at the expense of others.
So we have nobody else to blame but ourselves!
On the other hand, we are neither evil nor sinful, since we received our original, instinctive program from Nature’s evolution. And this is purposeful, to give us the opportunity to complement the egotistic side of our program with an “upgrade” from Nature’s altruistic system, by that completing our unique Human development.
This would give us an unprecedented duality, egotistic and opposite in one hand, while altruistic and integrated with Nature on the other hand.