What are the “moral problems” with the world?
Question from the Internet:
“What are the examples of world moral problems? What is the magnitude of the problem, and what ways to combat it?”
I would not call it a “moral” problem since “morality” is something subjective and philosophical.
All our problems originate from a single, all-encompassing source: our inherent human nature.
And the magnitude of this problem is “infinite” since it causes and influences everything.
We are all born 100% egocentric, subjective, self-serving, and self-justifying. We can make calculations and decisions only for our own sake; we are not programmed for any other options. We consider “others” potential and actual competitors and enemies. So our whole life is conducted through ruthless competition and wars, where we try to survive and succeed at the expense of others.
In our generation, it is very easy to disclose and discuss this since wherever we look in life, from schools to workplaces, sports to politics, media to business, everything is built on and is permeated by this ruthless, egotistic, and exploitative competition and war.
When we speak about peace or love, we want peace and love that serves us and our selfish interests. We have no ground to agree on to build stable cooperation. We are born for war, and we march toward collective extinction as a result. Either we kill each other directly or ourselves indirectly since we can’t establish positive, sustainable, mutually responsible, and mutually complementary cooperation in problem-solving, and survival depends.
So what can we do?! Is there anything we can do against the nature we are born with?!
We obviously cannot change ourselves directly by ourselves. But we can recognize our own nature as the root cause of the problems. We can develop a desire for self-changes and self-development for collective survival.
Then, with the help of the right, purposeful and practical method, we can learn how to recognize and harness Nature’s developmental forces that can “upgrade” us and give us a chance to act above and against our inherent nature.
And this is exactly what evolution wants us to do; this is why we were “created” in such an “unfinished” and “incompatible way” compared to the rest of Nature. We are expected to take an active role in our own Human development, and the time to start this conscious part of our development is now — before we inevitably self-destruct.