What is better for me must be better for All
People keep asking themselves, what could I do to make this so far terrible 2020 better for myself?
The first thing we need to “taste”, try to digest is that in the globally integrated and fully interdependent world we evolved into — as 2020 has shown it very sharply so far — what is better for me is better for all, what is worse for me is worse for all.
We are all sitting on the same boat, which boat is sinking.
This is a very new, and mostly unpleasant thing for all of us.
We are “programmed”, educated to live egocentric, subjective, individualistic lives. We celebrate those who succeed, profit at the expense of others and we all aspire to be like them. Our whole society endorses personal happiness, personal rewards, magnifying the lone heroes, stars, we believe that history is a chain of individual achievements.
Thus it comes as shock to learn that after all we are all locked into the same system, where we depend on each other and we have to be responsible for one another.
But we have no choice in the matter.
It is Nature’s integral system, its laws, and its relentless evolutionary plan — that drives the whole system towards total integration — that obliges us to change. It is our evolutionary, survival necessity to build positive, sustainable, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing connections, cooperation above our vast differences, and despite the instinctive distrust, the animosity that will not disappear.