Session 12 - Reconciliation

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We can see how Nature is making us interdependent and we cannot get away from it, unlike a family, where it is possible to divorce.

 

So what do we do? The only solution is reconciliation among all peoples, among all countries, not by pressing one another, but by making only one thing mandatory - the search for complementation.

 

This is probably the only solution. Out of that solution, on which our lives depend, we will see how our development is forcing us to arrange everything else in our world—how to arrange our social lives and our relationships. It is just like a family. We must see what each of us needs in order to complement for others, which education we should inculcate to adults and to children, to the next generation, to make it easier for them to join a good world when they grow up, a world of softness and warmth. We should also see how we can keep people from inciting against other people.

 

Many scientists are now proving in their studies how "round," how connected the world has become, how interdependent, and how we cannot escape that. On the contrary, each day we are moving toward greater collaboration.

 

And in such a state, it is extremely dangerous to practice isolationism of one country from others because it runs against the process we've been on since the beginning of human evolution to this day. Going against Nature's law never works, quite the contrary.

 

In real life, if I know the laws of Nature and do not keep them, I immediately harm myself. All of our technology and science strive to emulate Nature. We develop tools to discover what else Nature has in store so we may use it to our benefit. Thus, the better we know the laws of Nature, especially those relating to society, our social psychology, and willingly realize them among us, the more we will gain. Otherwise we will have to begin the divorce process, which is in fact, a world war, which could very well be the end of human development on Earth.

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Topic

If all humans depend on each other and are hateful of each other, there is no other choice but to instill peace between people and countries in the world.

Main Points

  • The close connection that is unfolding between all human beings, does not allow solutions such as isolation and concern for personal interests.
  • The close connection between people is a law of nature, and any action opposite to that law would cause harm to all.
  • The more we act according to the laws of nature—especially those which are connected to the relationships between people—the better our situation will become.

References

"The individual in his sociological aspect is not the complete organism. He who attempts to live without association with his fellows dies.'

from the book "The Great Illusion"

"If it is the case that we are now locked together in a way that has never been quite the same before, then it is also the case that we share a destiny with each other."

"The global power shift" - video provided by TEDtalksDirector

"The world's future seriously depends on global awareness and cooperation."

"A New World Architecture"

Engage Yourself

Question 1: A wombat is an Australian pocket pet. Its average life span is 20 years. If you don't know what a wombat looks like, this clip will fill in the gap for you and you will get to know one very wise wombat that wants to tell say a few words to you. Wouldn't you listen?! [link to clip here, if needed.]

Which of theses messages are on the wombat's agenda?

Question 2: How can we attain “peace at home”?

Question 3: The marketing firm you are managing received a new order: create a campaign for the central theme of this lesson. The client wants to incorporate an animal as a key element in the campaign. Which of these animals would you incorporate?

If you selected "other," please specify:

Question 4: Peter Senge is an American scientist and director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In this short talk, he discusses systems and business management. Watch the video and write down what the connection is between what is being said and the "peace at home" that is mentioned in the lesson. Also, how would it be possible (if at all) to achieve peace according to Peter Senge's ideas. [link to video here, if needed.]