Answer: Yes. Nature manages us through suffering and pleasure. We do not react to anything else. Truth and lies are very weak agents of change in a person. Reward and punishment, pain and pleasure, are very strong stimulants.
Question: Do we become more vulnerable the more our desires grow?
Answer: Of course. When a person is more vulnerable, more sensitive, the easier it is to influence him or her.
Question: If we look at the suffering of our ancestors who lived a hundred years ago, their problems were much more serious than ours. For example, epidemics that killed hundreds of millions. Today, a small problem, even just sitting at home, a person perceives as a catastrophe.
Why does nature develop us making us even more vulnerable?
Answer: For us to become more sensitive, to understand more clearly, and feel even nature’s most subtle instruction.
Question: How do you feel about the fact that the world has invented methods that neutralize desires and then a person really suffers less. For example, all Eastern practices are based on that. And they really help: the less you want, the less you suffer.
Answer: But by this, you diminish yourself to the animate, vegetative, or even inanimate level.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era,” 4/23/20