Comment: At the beginning of the year, the first Civil Code in the country’s history has come into force in the People’s Republic of China. Citizens are gaining points. Of course, there is a tracking system installed.
You have a starting point of one thousand points. And you either gain more and go up or lower down. Points are earned for charity, caring for elderly relatives, good relations with neighbors, helping the poor, supporting the government, committing a heroic deed, and so on.
Points are deducted for traffic violations, unsatisfactory parental support, spreading rumors and fake news on the Internet, insincere apologies for crimes committed, participation in sects, protests against the authorities, etc.
Those with high scores will have priority in school admission, fast work promotions, fast advancement in the queue for public housing, etc. Those with low scores will be deprived of the right to hold a position in public offices, will be prone to public censure, etc.
Those who issue these laws claim that this is the only way to make people honest, kind, and open. That is, this is the way they want to educate people!
My Response: Such an educational system is unsuitable for the new world.
Question: In general, what about an educational system based on suppression, on fear?
Answer: It is necessary for the initial development of any society! Just like with man: we restrict him, he must be supervised by his elders who must be responsible for his actions, that is, they must restrict him, punish him, and so on.
Question: Should we build an educational system based on the national character?
Answer: No. If we are talking about the educational system that the world needs today, then we should not take into account any national characteristic, mentality, nothing.
We just need to gain and spread in the world the knowledge that only connection, simple connection among people—when each person understands that his good future lies only in his connection with other people—only such education can bring humanity to order.
Man will find happiness when he begins to draw closer to others, and in this understanding he begins to feel more confident, more comfortable, and he will see the future.
People should simply understand that they are in a single system—not Chinese and not Soviet— but in the system of nature that wants only one thing: that we stay in unity among us.
Question: And then a person himself, on his own, without any points, will treat the elderly well and will not slander?
Answer: Of course, it goes without saying.
Question: Is it possible? After all, a person is what he is.
Answer: Nowadays, because of the pandemic and other problems including pressures that will descend into our world more and more on a bigger scale, it is possible. It is thanks to this that it is possible.
Question: That is, the intensification of suffering makes it possible to explain to a person that we need to be on good terms with each other?
Question: Why don’t we hear then?
Answer: No one has yet explained this to us. We have not yet reached such a state to feel and to understand that we need this. And suffering will be added. A virus will be followed by another virus, problems will be followed by other problems.
Man will not perish. Man will bear everything! Animals will die out, plants will die out, stones will melt, but humans will not.
Question: Man will come out of this state?
Answer: Yes. It will happen when he says: “That is it, I am ready! Even my heart of stone has melted. I am ready to get closer to others!”
I have absolute confidence in this. And so it will be. Hopefully, if not this year, then next one, but still I hope to live to see this.
Question: And then it will start as an epidemic, a good, kind one?
Answer: Yes. Because people will have no other way out anyway. They are already beginning to see darkness: there is fog ahead, then twilight, then night, and then an abyss. And then a gradual, really gradual, awakening will begin.
Question: And what is needed to come out of this?
Answer: It is very simple: just be together so we do not get lost one by one.
Question: And then the abyss recedes?
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 2/1/21