What does it mean that we exist in a global and interdependent world?
Question from the Internet:
“Should we abandon the idea of global trust and consensus?”
There is nothing to abandon, as we have never had an idea about global trust and consensus since we do not even comprehend this concept.
We keep talking about a global world, about a global village, about how interdependent we are and how much we are all sitting on the same boat on a stormy sea…
But in truth, we have no idea how such concepts should change our worldview, our outlook and how we exist and behave with each other and Nature.
Existence in a globally integrated and fully interdependent world — which is our reality now — effectively makes all of us become like single, individual cells of the same, closed, living organism.
So it is not simply about achieving global trust and consensus while we all still remain within our inherently egocentric, subjective and individualistic/nationalistic confines. Existence in a global and integrated world forces us to become 100% responsible for each other all across the globe, regardless of who we are and where we live.
In a globally integrated and interdependent living organism the health, success, prosperity and survival of any individual are tantamount to the health, success, prosperity and survival of the whole collective — which collective is also an integral part of the whole of Nature.
Thus we need to develop a completely new consciousness and perception of reality where we do not see and feel ourselves as isolated, standalone individuals with individual rights and dreams to do whatever we want.
In order to secure our collective existence and to continue evolving together with Nature, we urgently need a special educational method that can help us not only understand but “viscerally” feel our total interdependence and that our survival and a higher quality Human existence in Nature depends on our positive, constructive and sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing cooperation — above and against our selfish and egoistic instincts.