A Caring Society

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Library): “Every person aspires to a good life. But what does ‘a good or a better life’ mean? The second edition of How’s Life? provides an update on the most important aspects that shape people’s lives and well-being: income, jobs, housing, health, work-life balance, education, social connections, civic engagement and governance, environment, personal security and subjective well-being. It paints a comprehensive picture of well-being in OECD countries and other major economies, by looking at people’s material living conditions and quality of life across the population.

“Humans are social creatures. The frequency of our contact with others and the quality of our personal relationships are thus crucial determinants of our well-being. Helping others can also make you happier. People who volunteer tend to be more satisfied with their lives than those who do not. Time spent volunteering also contributes to a healthy civil society.” Source: OECD Australia

My Comment: At all times people determined their state relative to their environment. But it was always different for everyone and there was never full satisfaction.

The reason for this is in the feeling of fulfillment: If it occurs in the egoistic desire for oneself, then there is no limit in this, and if it is in the desire to fulfill the other, the loved one, then satisfaction is achieved by feeling one’s action, reciprocity, and does not depend on the size of fulfillment. Only in the corrected society, will a person be able to feel confident and satisfied.

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