How To Equalize A Boxer And A Nerd

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How will we switch to an economy system based on a mutual guarantee?

Answer: Baal HaSulam writes about this very simply: Everyone does everything he can for his society and receives enough to cover his needs. Therefore, we can draw precise formulas from this statement, and it is, in fact, fair distribution that protestors in Israel are demanding.

Until now, what a person received was equal to how much he stole, lied, and snatched from others. People acted egoistically, used their connections through family members, and exerted pressure through different factors in order to receive as much as possible. From now on, “more” will no longer exist. Consequently, we should reach fairness.

In other words, why do you deserve more than I? Maybe you are smarter than me. So what? Is it my fault that I was born stupid? Let’s suppose that I have grown to be 7 feet tall and 400 lbs, and I’m a boxer. You are just 5’2 and 100 lbs, and you are smart. While I may have trouble earning my $2,000 a month, you are making millions. If I could, I would come over to you now, hit you with an uppercut, and take away your millions, leaving you $5,000 out of the goodness of my heart.

So, which of these two variables is fair? I was given strength, and I use it to live at the expense of others. You were given brains, and you use them the same exact way. This is our society.

Consequently, this system is leading to a general collapse. We simply have no choice but to create some balanced formula that would establish balance between us. The coefficient in this formula will not be my strength or your brains. We need a different, fair calculation here.

Baal HaSulam gives it to us simply, but in the socialistic “package” of his time. Until we utilize this calculation, there always will be people who will be unsatisfied with their share of the “pie.”

On the other hand, we need to understand why someone else would take the money that I could make for myself. In actuality, no one is stealing from me. We simply must provide for each other like in a family, such as when you give all the very best to your child and receive more pleasure from this than from your own earnings.

Certainly, on the path to such interactions, we need to go through many corrections. We don’t want to implement anything by force as happened in Soviet Russia. However, we really need to create a new upbringing. There is no other choice; nothing will be done on its own. We gradually need to inform people about the fact of the matter, and put it on the agenda of the society, country, and world. Otherwise, we will not take even the first step.

However, when this step is taken, we suddenly will find in amazement that everything is running smoothly and working out for the best right before our eyes. We just need to start.

The final formula seems very harsh now. Without any pressure from the outside, you are obliging yourself to give to others everything other than what is necessary for you, as if they were your children for whom you are willing to put in as much as needed. First, everyone needs to reach this sensation or perception of the world according to their own good will, since there is no coercion on the spiritual path.

We are talking about a deep, difficult, and massive revolution of consciousness. Yet, we need to begin. Otherwise, nature will drive us forward quickly. After all, we are constantly at less than optimal speed. We need to advance on our own, conforming with educating society. The most important thing here is precisely the education process according to which the world will be transformed.
From the 5th Part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/22/11, The Arvut

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