Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What comes after capitalism?“
Humanity develops by means of the ego that grows in it. The human ego develops us such that we always think that something positive is in front of us. At least in the past, we always thought that something positive lay before us, and we ran to meet the future. Time after time, we develop like a baby who grows up to become a mature adult.
We thought that we were headed to a better culture, economy, and world, and if we felt off at the time, then we thought that our children would feel much better.
This is how our world unfolded according to the growing human ego, and it led us to our current times, when we no longer see ourselves headed to a better future.
Today, we have become disillusioned in our development, and find ourselves standing before a major dilemma: On one hand, if we continue developing by means of our ego, then Nazism will emerge globally as well as a Third World War.
Or we will implement altruism around the world.
The latter option is possible if we realize that altruism is the law of nature. In essence, altruism is nature itself. We will merit life and the forces of life, and we will be saved from destruction, on condition that we will observe this law. Similar to how observing the laws of physics, chemistry and biology brings us positive results, if we will observe the law of nature—altruism—in human society, like in a living body, then we will merit a positively-connected altruistic structure of society and achieve balance with nature, equality among human society, as well as happiness, confidence and safety.
If we fail to realize positive connections fueled with nature’s altruistic quality, then we can expect a very unfortunate future of suffering, with Nazism spreading throughout the world, and together with it, severe destruction.
Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006.
Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.