Session 3 - Man's Egoistic Nature Prevents Us from Succeeding
Today we can certainly arrange our lives beautifully. Humanity is already able to produce products in such great quantity and quality that we could provide the whole of humanity with a good, reasonable, problem-free life.
There is, however, one problem: man is an egoist. This is the reason why we can't properly set up environments to support and grow our vast potential, and the abilities we need to obtain it through knowing Nature's laws. We have the abundance we need, but few possess the power, money, and instruments required to properly utilize and distribute the abundance for the best benefit of all.
As a result, others don't receive even the most basic needs for sustenance and existence. In other words, there is one cause for why we cannot build a peaceful, good, convenient, safe, and healthy life on this beautiful, flourishing Earth: human nature.
This is why our whole purpose is to study our human nature and discover the right way to work with it. We must study it and understand how we can make our lives great and fulfilled, and how we can correct our selfish nature. We obviously want to make life good, beautiful, and convenient for ourselves, but we must also desire this for others.
This basic principle stems from knowing the one general law that is only now appearing to us in Nature: the Law of One Global Force, the force that contains within it all the other forces. Whether we like it or not (and we usually don't), this force is compelling us to be more connected and to need each other more and more. It pushes this to all people, all countries, nations, and civilizations.
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The egotistical calculation of a person, prevents us from realizing all the latent potential in understanding the laws of nature.
- It is possible for us to supply every person in the world with the conditions for a good life.
- If we investigate human nature and know how to repair it, we will know how to maximally utilize the laws of nature.
- The general, global law of nature pushes us to be more connected.
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"Today we have access to highly advanced technologies, but our social and economic system has not kept up with the technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance, free of servitude and debt for all of earth's peoples. This could be accomplished if we implementa a resource-based economy."Book: Viable Utopian ideas
"Because inequality harms the quality of social relations (increasing violence, reducing trust, cohesion and involvement in community life), people become more self-interested, less public spirited, less concerned with the common good."Article - The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone
"Man cannot stand a meaningless life. We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists , is man himself. He is the great danger, and we are pitifully unaware of it."Youtube Video: We are the evil interview with Carl Jung
An article about the sweeping negative side effects of short-term human policy.Paper - Sustaining Sustainability: Creating a Systems Science in a Fragmented Academy and Polarized World