Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

What do you think about the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

I think that it is a childish initiative, but let them try.

It is childish because it fails to account for the root cause of everything that makes life on this planet unsustainable, and how to correct the problems and crises we face at their root.

The root cause of our troubles—from environmental and ecological problems to personal, social and economic ones—is overblown human egoism, i.e. our excessive desire to enjoy at the expense of others and nature. And the way we fix this problem is by applying ourselves to an educational method of correcting egoism, which means organizing our influences to redirect the intention upon our desires: to replace enjoying at the expense of others and nature, to enjoy by benefiting others and nature.

As a result of entering such a process, we would reach a heightened harmonious and peaceful state throughout humanity, where we would discover how to positively connect to each other through ties of bestowal. We would create a humanity that values mutual consideration, benefit, support and encouragement above our innate divisive drives, literally living for each other, and then we would discover a whole new world filled with forces of bestowal and love.

That is the key to reaching true sustainability.

By failing to account for the human ego and its correction, then we merely apply Band-Aid solutions to our problems, and egoism’s unabated growth beneath the surface would continually elicit new mutations and crises until we realize that it is fundamentally what we need to deal with.

Based on the video “Why Kabbalists View the 17 UN Sustainable Goals as Childish” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

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