Answer: It is because we fail to see the whole picture, the general mechanism, the common system of our globalization. We belong to a single system, we are all, in fact, one body.
Each one of us is like a cell in a single body that has to care about the well-being of the whole organism. If we see that humanity, in its final analysis, is one person with certain organs and body parts, then we will surely understand that each person matters.
Even if one cell in the body becomes cancerous… And this, in essence, is the specific quality of egoism: it starts engulfing others. At this point, we all resemble cancer cells. This now becomes revealed to us: we all exist in the universal human system, which is ill with general cancer.
If we reveal this, then we will certainly understand that everyone has to be healthy, that is, renounce their egoism, renounce using, engulfing others, and switch to bestowing to them.
Having discovered this, we will see that life consists only in advancing everyone in their development, in their contribution to society. If we encourage society to give everyone values that are directed only at this, we will, of course, be obliging people to be useful to human society. Then everyone will be equal. Also, then the life of one cannot be more important than the life of someone else.
The Round Table of Independent Opinions. Berlin, 9/9/06