Question: The earth is our common home but lately chaos has been ruling in it. Over the past year, a record number of natural disasters has occurred: severe fires, floods, and hurricanes that impacted entire countries as well as individuals, and resulted in enormous material and emotional damage.
The quiet life is coming to an end. It is known that the earth has gone through various geological periods, some of which were very unstable. Are these ecological catastrophes inevitable as a result of the earth’s natural course of development or are they something exceptional that can be avoided?
Answer: All of these catastrophes could have been avoided since nature only becomes unstable because people cannot balance it. Nature has always pushed us toward development by creating difficult conditions for us, such as heat, cold, earthquakes, and epidemics. After all, a person only begins to move when he feels bad.
We are egoists and we do not make the slightest movement if we do not feel that it will produce some benefit for ourselves.
Therefore, nature is forced to send us suffering in order to encourage us to develop. Then we begin to develop science and economics, and begin to study ourselves and the environment around us in search of a way to organize safer and more comfortable lives for ourselves.
All of this development is necessary only because of the problems we experience. It is known that if we want our children to succeed, we have to demand this from them and force them to study well. This is the same way nature has developed us throughout the thousands of years of human history. From the moment humans climbed down from the trees and left the caves, we have been continually developing as a result of the “human” problems, which are one level above animalistic ones.
This means that nature does not just beat us like all the animals, forcing us to seek food, burrow, and take care of our offspring, but it loads us with all sorts of problems designed to develop our minds and sensations. Due to this, we live, not just by animal instincts, but we have developed into a more human society. We must build our lives because our children need care for ten to twenty years as they grow up.
Nature pushes us, not only through the primitive desires such as food, sex, and reproduction, but it also directs us to develop science, economic systems, and education. It forces us to discover and explore new continents and to explore nature in order to improve our lives.
That is, nature pushed humans to become smarter. Human development is, thus, in contrast to the development of inanimate matter, plants, and animals. Besides, nature has directed humans to develop sensually and so we develop in the areas of culture, education, and art: painting, music, and literature, which all are determined by the present state of humanity.
We do not live like animals that meet for a short period of time to produce offspring and then split up. People build families and countries, and use language to communicate and pass knowledge from one generation to another. This is a whole system that differs qualitatively from the animate level of development.
However, all of this intellectual development is not enough because nature demands even more from us. It wants us to be connected into one general kind system, mutually complementing each other. Yet, we are not capable of this because, by our nature, we remain as egoistic animals.
Within each person, the same animalistic egoist remains hidden, and all of the knowledge that he has acquired through thousands of years of evolution has only helped him to use his environment more cunningly and for the purpose of greater personal profit. We create social systems that deter us from eating one another; however, we still try to profit from each other. That is, we implement boundaries that state: what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours.
Yet, this also does not work very well because egoism constantly grows and burns within us. Everyone wants to bend the whole world to suit himself. Thus, we are not able to unite into one common, harmonious system. This is the whole problem: human society, instead of progressing and becoming smarter, is beginning to descend and turn toward the source of all evil, becoming the most harmful creature on earth.
Humans destroy the inanimate, vegetative, and animalistic forms of nature, and poison the soil and the atmosphere. There are thousands of tons of cosmic debris that rotate around the earth, the remnants of satellites. We do not do wise or rational things because of our egoism and, therefore, we cannot be correctly included into the system of nature.
The general, integral system presses in on us according to the level of our development. From year to year, we were supposed to develop further and connect with each other correctly, in a beneficial way, thereby positively influencing human society as well as all the other levels of nature.
However, instead of this, we have revealed our complete oppositeness to nature and have become increasingly corrupted. Accordingly, our influence on nature has become worse and it is, therefore, not surprising that nature brings us many more blows than before.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 10/10/17