Opinion from the Internet about Humanity’s part in Nature:
Our egoism requires us to preserve the ecology for we are dependent upon our ecology for our own continued existence and it is in our motivated self interests to ensure the ecology thrives and to maximize biodiversity. You cant blame egoism for people’s ignorance.
Science has pretty clearly demonstrated that nature and life is driven primarily through mutualistic symbiotic relationships. That is the essence of Endosymbiotic theory.
My point is that if someone is self serving and follow egoism then it is clearly in their best interest to seek balance within a natural ecology.
The problem isnt people’s self interest as most people dont serve their vested self interests, but rather the self interests of a small ruling class which represents the minority of humans and a distinct evolutionary dead end for humans.
The point is that I am not blaming anybody.
We are born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying program that makes calculations only for self-benefit.
We are not guilty for something we had no free choice about. Our responsibility starts when we recognize who we are, what desires, goals drive us and we have the opportunity to change ourselves.
At this stage even those who “want to save Earth, animals, biodiversity" do so by their own egocentric, subjective calculations, while they don’t understand how to do it, they just follow their own subjective viewpoint.
With our inherent nature, program, paradigm we are incompatible with Nature so we don’t understand what true necessities, available resources are. We are groping in the dark when it comes to the true laws, principles that govern Nature.
Only when we establish at least a minimal similarity, compatibility with Nature’s fully integrated, interdependent system through our own selfless, altruistic (Nature-like) integration with each other well we start understanding it.
Until then we just fulfill the well-known saying, “the road to hell use paved with good intentions", as with our self-serving, self-justifying, subjective solutions will make everything only worse.
I agree that Nature behaves through positive, mutual symbiosis. But Humans don’t behave like Nature, we feel ourselves outside, above Nature.
You are right that it is mostly a ruling minority that showcases our egotistic program most sharply, but we are all the same, we are all born with the same nature, with different hunter, readiness to do whatever it takes to get what we want. This differentiates people.
We will not achieve anything by removing, changing only certain people, groups, nations, cultures. We have already made these mistakes through history many times.
Even now, most of Humanity is taking part in the destruction of Nature, there is only an extremely small minority who lives according to true natural necessities (if there are any), available resources, and nobody is forcing us to take part in the consumer society, and we still do.
If egoism would drive us towards balance with Nature we would see a very different reality and the small minority wouldn’t be able to operate the “Matrix” we live in. We all follow consumerism — even when we know we destroy Nature — as we are all addicted to excessive consumption, self-service like alcoholics, drug addicts.
We all have to change through a proper education, we have to complement our egotistic, individualistic original nature with Nature’s symbiotic qualities, “upgrade".
This is purposeful by evolution, this will make us the peak of evolution, Injectable with Nature consciously, contrary to other animals that integrate blindly, instinctively.