What positive changes do you think will come out of the COVID-19 pandemic that may make our world better?
We already have everything we need in this world to make it a perfect home for everyone, except one thing: the right, positive, mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections between people.
And in a paradoxical way — since right now we are more separated than ever — it is these connections that the virus pandemic will facilitate at the end.
The Human connections — both personally, internationally and in relation to the economy, finances, politics — the Coronvarirus and subsequent lockdown severed are negative, exploitative connections we have been building for centuries, even millennia, being driven by our inherently selfish, egocentric, greedy and hateful nature.
Everything we have today, all our ideologies, structures, “unions” and alliances are built by the reckless, insatiable, all-consuming, cancer-like Human ego. And this “Human disease is what the virus is destroying right now.
With a relatively low number of casualties — especially compared to other civilization-ending explosions, like the two World Wars for example — the pandemic and its consequences provide us with a new, clean slate, while most of our technological, logistical abilities remain untouched, still fully functional.
Thus only how we relate to each other, how we use everything we already have is what we need to learn!
We need to learn how to relate to each other with “love” instead of relating to each other with instinctive, “baseless hate” that comes from our egos. Of course, here we are not talking about the “love” we keep talking, singing, dreaming, writing poetry about, just as when we are talking about unity, mutual connection, integration we are not talking about the terrors of Communism or the nightmare of liberal illusions.
We exist in a closed, fully integrated and interdependent Natural system that has strict, unbending natural laws governing balance and homeostasis. And without the fragile balance and homeostasis, there is no life, there is no optimal development anywhere in nature, not in our own biological bodies and not in Human society.
In relation to this system “love” is each part’s, element’s selfless contribution towards the whole collective, making calculations for the sake of the other parts, for the sake of the whole above and ahead of personal, individualistic calculations.
Ancient, original, empirical natural scientists described these laws in relation to Human society with the principle of “love others as yourself”. And this makes absolute sense. When I am part of a fully integrated system, the whole system belongs to me, I am the system! Thus loving others, the whole system as myself is the only logical conclusion! A single cell cannot love itself at the expense of the body as then it becomes cancer! And this is exactly the same with us.
We only need the right, purposeful and practical educational method to help us break through the psychological barrier in understanding this. Such an educational method — with its positive motivation, immediate, positive emotional impressions — can gently guide us towards a completely different, qualitatively much higher, collective, truly Human existence!