We can’t grow, develop without constant inner scrutiny, inner war
Question from the Internet:
“Are internal moral conflicts necessary for a person’s development?”
Yes, we constantly need to go through an inner war in order to grow, develop.
As it is true for general society as well, without disputes, arguments, constant examinations there is no progress, so an individual also can’t progress without constant inner scrutiny, without constant, purposeful and conscious self-change, self-adjustment.
Of course it is much easier in a unique, closed, purposeful environment that facilitates this, where through mutual activities we can constantly reveal how much our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective ego is harmful, so we could constantly adjust, elevate ourselves above the instinctively egotistic, selfish calculations, behaviour towards different qualities, values, behaviour.
In an environment that purposefully thrives towards selfless, altruistic connections, towards positive, mutually responsible and mutually complementing connections, cooperation, this brutally honest self-recognition and subsequent refinement, this inner war and ceaseless self-upgrade is very easy and feels like an adventure.