We live in a “fool’s paradise" right now
Question from the Internet:
“If the probability that bad things happen to humanity is much higher than the continuity of peaceful times, how come humans are still so resilient?”
As they say, we live in a “fool’s paradise", ignoring our problems, pretending that everything is going to be ok.
Even now many can hardly wait to “return to normal" after the pandemic, when there was nothing normal about that life.
We have been stumbling from crisis to crisis and our present society — based on excessive overconsumption and success at each other’s expense both individually and collectively — was already heading for self-destruction on multiple fronts.
We keep pretending we have no major problems, we keep playing as if we had solutions and can “return to normal", because we simply refuse to recognise the root cause of humanity’s seemingly inevitable demise: our own selfish, hateful, exploitative ego that drives all of us.
And we would do anything — seemingly even to go extinct — rather than changing ourselves.
But we’re have no choice, this self-change, self-upgrade is inevitable. But we can choose in what way we go through this inevitable, fundamental self-change: through intolerable suffering, or consciously, proactively, before the blows arrive.