New Life #567 – Everyone Is Corrupt
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
Anyone who reaches a position of power may become corrupt; this is a general social phenomenon. Corruption is the outcome of the state the Israeli society is in. Each of us would do the same in that position.
Everyone is a small thief, the grocer, the taxi driver, everyone. Those in higher positions have more options. The time of idealist leaders is over; Menachem Begin was probably the last. Today everything is corrupt. Everyone is infected by his egoism. See the situation on the roads, at workplaces, at the supermarket, everywhere. Very few would behave differently.
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, 10% of the world population behave differently. They are altruistic from birth. Their desire to receive is built differently. They receive egoistic pleasure from helping others, and so they don’t need to correct the ego.
In the past religion restrained a man’s ego, it promised him heaven. Today nothing helps. In the modern world the ego has no inhibitions no matter if a person is non-religious, religious, Ashkenazic, Middle Eastern or anything. The growing ego will bring the collapse of Israel; our only hope is a revolution in education. We have to re-educate ourselves. We have to build a new human being together. We need to learn that there is also a positive force in human nature and that there is a method of connecting to it and correcting everything.
From KabTV’s “New Life #567 – Everyone Is Corrupt,” 5/12/15
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