In 2012 there was a slight decrease in the number of traffic accidents, and then a sharp rise that continues to today despite all the measures that were taken to reduce accidents.
Answer: We are in a process of growth of egoism. People are becoming more rude, impatient, and intolerant. They cannot behave otherwise.
In other words, if there is something that goes against our ego, we are ready to kill, eliminate, or remove the other so that he will disappear. The pressure of egoism within us is the strongest influence. Moreover, when it grabs us, we no longer remember or understand anything, but simply act.
We have reached a situation in which there is no balance between the ego and the intellect, the intellect is subordinated under the growing egoism, and the ego drives the person in all his activities.
You can see how people overtake and cut off each other on the highways, and indeed many of them are not rushing get anywhere. That is how the ego operates in a person and that’s it, it just moves him. Therefore, it makes no difference whether they are going out with a knife or running people over on the highways; the ego is oriented in only one direction, remove someone who is in the way.
Question: So what is there to do?
Answer: If we don’t correct egoism, there is nothing to do. People will be killed on the roads. I think that if we count all the deaths in the wars in Israel, we will see that on the highways many more people have been killed.
There is nothing to be done in connection to this other than transcending the ego. Otherwise it will kill us, not only on the roads but everywhere. If we were to see what the ego does every day, we would be astounded.
It is necessary to recognize the evil in it, and then it becomes possible to begin working with it. Otherwise nothing will help. Everything will go on the same way until everyone receives the right education and rids themselves of egoism.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/12/16