Question: When it comes to the big challenges in life, we often stand at a crossroads: either we believe that we are powerless against great changes or we stand together to meet the challenge. Scientists argue in favor of so-called “stubborn optimism,” when deep optimism leads to decisive action.
For example, at the beginning of the pandemic, in a few weeks, humanity was able to organize a movement to protect vulnerable groups of the population, to start developing a vaccine against coronavirus, although no one knew whether it would be successful or not. The prospects were assumed, but not visible.
Is it true that people are ready for very important purposeful actions only when they feel that they have the power to change something?
Answer: Yes. Otherwise, they wouldn’t even start acting. The fact is that a person can do something only under the influence of a compelling force either attracting him to some great victories and gains or pushing him from behind with the help of suffering. But if these forces are not present, humanity itself is very inert.
Question: What is this state when a person feels that he is able to change something?
Answer: It is a condition that slowly accumulates several parameters: it is possible – there is no way, there is a need – there is no need, to do – not to do, and surely there is no other way. When all this data is collected together, it leads to action.
After all, we are not talking about one person, but about a large mass of people. So special forces and special reasons are needed here.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 1/12/21