Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

What Is an Equal Standard of Living?

An equal standard of living means no group or nation has more or less than they need, considering each nation’s habits, lifestyle and needs.

Equality is not about numbers or statistics but about everyone feeling they are at a level that suits them—with also some additional effort beyond that—in heading to a more unified and equal stage of human development. Each person still lives their own life, without control by others’ opinions, force or any means.

We are currently in a process of accumulating recognition of evil, i.e., an awareness of our egoistic nature as cutting us off from a good, harmonious and peaceful life. This is a stage toward a more corrected state, where we share in an equal standard of living, a state where we live according to the principle of “what’s mine is yours, what’s yours is yours” and that each member of society works according to their ability and receives according to their need.

The correction in this process begins when the majority of the public agrees on the need to undergo a period of transformation. That period is unpleasant—as any change is generally unpleasant—but necessary.

Moreover, it is embedded in nature’s plan that human society is headed to a decision to change in order to organize into a new order. We only need to accompany and support this process that we are in, i.e., to gain awareness of what we are going through and how the laws of nature act through our development.

Because our egoism in a materialistic environment makes us always want more than others, achieving an equal standard of living requires a goal higher than our egoistic desires. It depends on understanding the process of evolution to a more unified state, where altruistic connections replace egoistic ones according to nature’s laws. That higher goal would give us the necessary fuel to create and sustain an equal standard of living.

Based on the Daily Kabbalah Lesson with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on June 24, 2024. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

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