For the sake of our own collective survival let us all give our full attention to the following questions: Is it possible to thrive in this survivalist society, where one most become ambitions and competitive, where one is trying to out do the next person all to secure what they fear they cannot do without? Or can we begin to feel how much more harmonious and productive we could be, how much more peaceful we could be, if we secured the needs of the community first as opposed to securing what we need as individuals? I am definitely not talking about communism and I am not talking about any type of government intervention either.
When we, as a human society, come to know what trust is to its highest degree, we will no longer need governments dictating the way society operates. Essentially the concept of property rights, the imaginary lines we place around each other to separate one another, is an example of how we do not trust each other. But trust is the backbone to the social evolution needed to create harmony on this planet. If we trust each other we will develop a society from that trust.
The number of people who want to build a more harmonious society with each other and with the Earth is growing. But only when the majority of people see that humanity is one organism will we move closer to thriving on this planet.
Observe and question the main stream avenues of social influence. Observe the main stream media, observe government, observe religion, and observe big business. Do these institutions disseminate views and objectives that support unity and harmony or do they keep the illusion alive that we, above anything else, are different and separate from each other?
Be observant as to what you watch and listen to, your mind is registering everything, even those things which it can not readily discern. Be careful to see that maybe the major avenues of social dissemination are subliminally telling you that you are an individual who is not good enough, not pretty enough, not strong enough, and not rich enough to be labeled a "success." What is a success anyway? Is something a success when it proves that you are "better" than another person at something? What was that magazine trying to tell you about beauty and how you relate to it, what is the hollywood star telling you about how wonderful it is to be rich, popular, and influential? Are these people really better than you? Better yet, are these people fundamentally different than you?
There is no such thing as "better" only as far as you believe something or someone can be better. Do you fear you must be better than someone else in order to secure your piece of the pie? Is there not something fundamentally wrong with this way of life?
How are we to move from the survivalist mentality that has us competing against each other in a race to the bottom of consuming Earth's last resources to a more harmonious society that thrives and allows the Earth to function optimally?
I will leave you with one hint...in nomadic tribes there is no mental illness, rape, or hideous activity. People depend upon each other because they know that even in their individuality they are a part of a greater functioning organism...the clan...Their individual survival is dependent upon the collection intentions of the group.
Yes, we live alone in our apartments and homes. Yes, we commute alone. Yes, we eat alone. But aren't we just a clan inhabiting this planet? We are humanity. And only when we act to bolster and support each other will come to thrive on this planet. Until then our fearful and individualistic nature will have us consuming the remaining resources of the Earth in pursuit of securing this resource for that country or this resource for that person. What humanity needs now more than ever is an a archaic revival. We will thrive upon this planet when we combine the ingenuity of the technological era with the intuitive knowing of the eras past that had us knowing without question...that we are one.