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July 20, 2024

Warning: Do You Recognize the Root Cause of Today’s Biggest Crises?

Warning: Do You Recognize the Root Cause of Today’s Biggest Crises?

Look How Much Our World Is in Crisis Today

An overview of the state of humanity in our time yields a sullen picture, one that could aptly be named “a crisis.”1 It seems that in all areas of life—personal, familial, national, and international—we are faced with escalating situations to which there are no solutions in sight.

Depression is soaring, followed by an increasing escape to drugs and alcohol. The family unit is disintegrating; domestic violence, alienation, and divorce are perpetually increasing; social polarization widens; and corruption in the government has become daily news. War and terrorism have become globally commonplace; social decline, natural disasters—all those and more have become a daily reality to many.

Thus, uncertainty and insecurity increase. While past leaders could make long-term plans for humankind and determine their short-term actions accordingly, today they cannot outline clear policies for the continuation of our existence.

 

Are Today’s Enormous Crises Unsolvable?

In and of themselves, crises are not negative. Humanity has been in crises before; and every time they have produced more highly evolved states. A crisis in one field leads to the rising of new fields. But today the situation seems essentially different: collapse is happening in almost every field of life and almost simultaneously.

This escalating crisis is even more perplexing in view of the achievements of science and technology, which have provided us the means to make our lives much more comfortable and easier than ever before. It seems that time and space have shrunk and that the world is truly becoming a small village.

Theoretically, science should have provided us a sheltered world, one where we could live peacefully and safely without a care in the world. Many thinkers, supporting modernization, were certain that industrialization and progress would place humanity on the brink of a secure and bountiful era.

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The Economic Crisis And The Need For A New Education | Dr. Michael Laitman Interview Series

Dr. Michael Laitman’s interview with Michael Khazin, owner of the Internet’s most popular discussion board on the world crisis, on the economic crisis and the need for a new kind of education.

Here is an excerpt from the conversation:

M. Laitman: Don’t you think that the solution to this [economic] problem lies not only in building a different kind of economic relationship, but in the sphere of education? Unless we establish our economic relationships on a moral basis (one must correctly interact with others regardless of loan interest or police), then all our efforts will fail.

M. Khazin: There is no doubt about it! In the absence of moral standards it will be impossible to build a new model. It must be invented.

M. Laitman: Why should we invent it?

M. Khazin: Because today’s model destroys moral standards.

M. Laitman: Yes, but why should we invent it!? We can take it from nature. Look how our biological body is built at the animate level (not at the human level). The human level is supposedly higher than the animate one. At the animate level, each cell of our body is egoistical, but all cells unite for the sake of the body, each of them neutralizing its egoism for the sake of the whole body’s life. Thus, different bodily organs exist in harmony with one another. None of them receives more than is necessary for its existence and the sustenance of the body. We see that nature can exist in no other way. Life exists based only on this principle. So if we want human society to exist normally, such relations between people must be established.

Education – The Means For Positive Global Change
Dr. Michael Laitman Interview Series With Michael Khazin

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Will Project 10^100 Change the World?

Do You Think Project 10^100 Will Change the World? If So Let’s Define Some of the Problems

Hi everyone, thank you for your posts and comments. We are still working diligently on formulating the best solutions for the world crises, as per Google’s Project 10^100. Here’s an interesting e-mail we’ve just received from a person in Brazil:

“Unreasonable use of our natural and human resources drove us to the world’s crises. It’s up to humans to make the decision to start utilizing all the earthly resources in a way that will guarantee the survival and development of humankind and other species on the planet.

Why does it seem like we are incapable of taking the right decisions for our own good? We must develop our awareness to the root of our problem: exploitation of natural and human resources for egoistical purposes.

Therefore, I suggest that Google would create an Online Supranational Court of Judgment. This Court would accept accusations of egoistical actions committed by authorities, governments, powerful individuals or companies which would be notified to present their defenses. All cases would be openly examined by a committee of worldly known intellectuals (scientists, spiritualists, humanists). After reading the committee’s analysis, users would vote on the action in the following way: H- human, or E – egoist.

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