Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What do you think about 150 mass shootings taking place so far in the United States?“
Meaninglessness and purposelessness are the key problems. More and more people have no idea what they live for, and life with no meaning and purpose makes human life lose its importance and preciousness. Mass shooters thus feel human life as cheap and worthless, and the more this meaninglessness and purposelessness spreads throughout human society today, the more mass shooters surface.
The remedy to this problem is simply education.
Education does not mean the education systems that abound today, which are mostly systems for acquiring knowledge. The aim of education should not be to simply fill job positions and create a workforce. On the contrary, education needs to aim at creating happy, fulfilled, confident and well-connected human beings. And this is possible if we learn why we are alive, what the meaning of life is, who we are, what is our nature, how nature works and how we can elevate ourselves to a dimension above life and death, above love and hatred—to realize principles and values that are eternal and whole, and which lead us all to a new harmonious state that completely fulfills us.
If we all knew and felt how nature operates, then we would become more considerate of other people, because we would clearly sense our interdependence.
When we feel that we are all parts of a single closed system, then we would be incapable of causing any harm to others, because we would feel how doing so solves nothing. On the contrary, we would feel that harming others destroys us.
Therefore, the alleviation of future mass shootings and all kinds of other violence and suffering that we inflict on each other depends on our education. If we fail to upgrade our education to raise human beings who know why they are alive, how nature works, and how they can achieve lasting genuine happiness, then we can expect more and more mass shootings and other tragedies to befall us.
Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.