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Question: Futurologists make predictions about what the world will be like by 2030. Some say a person will work less than 20 hours per week and up to 800 million jobs will go to robots. Fifty-seven professions will completely disappear, but 180 new professions will take their place, and so on.
What do you think the world of the future will look like in just 10 years?
Answer: In the world of the future, people will perform only the most necessary work for their existence, and the rest of the time they will begin to devote to spiritual advancement.
From the KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 9/1/20
Answer: The art of learning means identifying the necessary tools for your further advancement in order to know how to move forward.
Let’s say you are in an unfamiliar area and have a very vague idea of its terrain. But you understand that you should wear appropriate shoes, stock up on maps of the area, and bring various vision tools. All this is considered education, i.e., a preliminary adaptation to new conditions.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/24/20
Question: Throughout one’s life, a person meets many people. One can meet more people today in a week than he would during his entire lifetime a 100 years ago. What for? What do these contacts give us?
Answer: The point is that we do not know what we are dealing with. We come across each other as if by chance, arbitrarily. But this is not the case.
We need to realize that all contacts between us are evaluated in accordance to the influence of a common desire on us, which includes the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human levels that have developed throughout the history of man and society. Nothing happens accidentally.
Therefore, we must realize our contacts in such a way to ultimately achieve absolute connection between all carriers of fundamental desires.
From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 7/30/20
Question: There are various ways to resolve conflicts. The first is confrontation when participants try to force each other to accept their point of view. The second is an attempt to avoid conflict. The third is adaptation, i.e., giving up one’s own interests for the sake of the interests of others.
The fourth is compromise when both sides yield to each other, accepting the point of view of the opposite side, but to a certain extent. The last one is cooperation. This is the most acceptable form, which takes into account the interests of both parties.
Which of these strategies is the most effective? How should we deal with conflicts?
Answer: The correct approach to conflict is possible only after we begin to understand the nature of conflict, their necessity, and the possibility of their resolution. We must realize that we cannot exist without conflicts, that our entire nature develops only through them.
It is said that a wise person sees in advance what he must come to and therefore welcomes any state and knows how to move further from it to the goal, to rise in attainment of nature in connection with it.
Question: So, if we do not have preliminary knowledge of the essence of conflicts and their nature, then is there no chance that we will come to a solution at all?
Answer: Yes. We will behave like kids in kindergarten.
Question: Do you think compromise and concessions could be a solution to conflict?
Answer: No. Let us say we postpone the decision for an unknown period of time, what is going to come of it? As a rule, a re-emerging conflict that has not been resolved in the past becomes even more serious.
Question: What can you say about cooperation?
Answer: If it assumes that the parties fully unite in their new cooperation built on the previous differences, then this is indeed the correct solution to the conflict. This is a success.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills”
Answer: No. I do not agree with that. Even biblical leaders did not engage much in this and were not very good at it.
Question: Should a leader should not care who will come after him?
Answer: A leader is a person who looks far ahead. He tries to convey his ideas to his subordinates, but whether he is understood and whether he can raise successors for himself, this is a problem. After all, everything is given from above, and therefore, little depends on him.
Remark: From a management point of view, it is very important for every project or organization manager to be able to train people who can replace him at any time.
Answer: This is not applicable to a leader. Just like he has been appointed from above, so is the one who will replace him.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20
Baal HaSulam, “The Nation”: This is why I said that we must establish for ourselves special education through widespread circulation, to instill in each of us a sense of national love, both from one person to another, and from the individuals to the whole, to rediscover the national love that was instilled within us since the time we were on our land as a nation among the nations.
This work precedes all others because besides being the basis, it gives the stature and successes to all the other actions that we wish to take in this field.
Most important is the education and upbringing of those people (fragments of the broken soul) who come to Israel so that they understand what their main mission is. Living on this land, they must realize that their task is to unite in spite of all the differences, of which are huge among the Jews so that above all so-called transgressions, love will be formed.
Remark: In principle, Baal HaSulam is saying that mass media need to work on the uniting people and not on separating them as is the case today.
My Comment: Most important is not even unification but education. Unification will happen when people understand who they are, what their nature is, and what state they should come to.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel” 11/25/19