Opinion: (Viktor Kuvaldin, Professor, Head of the Moscow School of Economics, MSU, manwb.ru): “The end of the century revealed the dangerous discrepancy between the global problems of humanity …and the limited public resources to address them….
“We all have witnessed and participated in the formation of a single interconnected, interdependent world, in which global systems not only bind the previously separate fragments, but also affect them deeply by transforming them. Practically, we talk about the creation of a global society….
“The study of a mega society requires appropriate analytical tools: concepts, categories, and language….
“The information revolution changes the principles of social organization. Vertical hierarchies are replaced by horizontal connections, established by people’s own choice and desire….
“This will inevitably change our ideas about society, citizenship, law, political power, and international relations on which the life of our society is built. This unavoidably influences those who control resources and make decisions….
“Political structures, state institutions, and management systems …lose their effectiveness in the world that is becoming globalized….
“The causes of conflict between globalization processes are in the difference between the level of socio-economic and political development of human communities, their lifestyle, and their attitude toward the main problems of existence….
“So far, globalization breaks down barriers in life, but not in our psychology and consciousness. Man is still a means, but not the goal.”
My Comment: In order to solve the problems of the world that is emerging before us, we have to change, become globally and integrally connected with each other, begin to think only in terms of WE, but not I, see the world whole and connected, and “format” our thoughts and desires from individual to global.
Otherwise, we will not be able to exist in a new world. Either we will realize this and begin to change gradually, or nature will force us to do this by suffering caused by our discrepancy with nature. Only by understanding what is happening will we be able to change ourselves and to solve the emerging problems.
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