What is the “greater good”?!
Question from the Internet:
“What if the “greater good” for life on Earth is greater than humanity? Would humanity claim its right to be here, despite this claim? Does Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest apply to this idea?”
There is a “greater good” that is larger than what we inherently think about our own, egocentric and subjective “good”. On the other hand our actual, real, “truly Human” good agrees with the “greater good”.
The true “greater good” is the finely balanced general balance and homeostasis in Nature’s mutually integrated system, in which balance and homeostasis are the foundation for life and optimal development.
By default, we all sense ourselves as standalone, individual beings that constantly make calculations only for their own, egocentric and subjective “good”, according to a 100% introverted, self-serving and self-justifying “pleasure/pain” calculating software.
Our default, egocentric and subjective “good” is actually not good from Nature’s point of view, since our constant, excessive overconsumption and the ruthless competition where we survive and succeed at the expense of others and Nature makes us exist and behave like cancer.
As a result, we also misinterpret the “survival of the fittest” principle of evolution. According to our inherent nature, we interpret it as the survival of the strongest, that ruthlessly competes and takes everything to itself at the expense of everything else. But the actual, Natural meaning of the “survival of the fittest” is the survival of those parts of Nature that are the fittest to mutually integrate with the rest of the system.
Our right to survive evolution depends on learning from Nature how to rebuild human society based on Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated blueprint until we seamlessly integrate into the system through the similarity we achieve by our mutual integration with each other.
It is this willing, fully conscious and purposeful integration into Nature — above and against our original operating software and our instincts — that will make us “truly Human”: Nature’s only elements that became similar to and integrated into the system by their own conscious efforts, reaching an equivalent partnering status with Nature.