Behind our every action and thought is an egoistic desire that makes us want to enjoy at the expense of others and nature.
Moreover, this egoistic desire constantly grows.
If in the past we could have been friendly with each other, today we view each other through the lens of how can we use each other to gain something. And we are not to blame for such an attitude. It is because our ego grew.
What can we do about it? Inside of us is some kind of an animal that constantly grows, and it demands that we exploit everyone and everything around us as much as possible for self-gain.
In fact, we have always been driven by such a desire, but it was not as big as it is today, so we did not experience it in the increasingly negative ways in which we feel it today.
The reason the egoistic desire grows in us is not simply for us to experience our lives and our society becoming increasingly corrupt. It is for us to reach a realization that our nature is indeed egoistic at its core, that we truly wish to use others and nature for self-gain purposes as much as possible, and that such a drive leads us to a plethora of negative outcomes throughout society. Then, this realization should develop in us a desire to make a fundamental change in ourselves: to change our egoistic nature to an altruistic one, where instead of thinking how to use others to gain from them, we will think about how to use ourselves to benefit others. If we will not undergo such a transition, then society will eventually fall apart.
𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘰 “𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘐𝘴 𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘱𝘵?” 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘒𝘢𝘣𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘳. 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘓𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯/𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘒𝘢𝘣𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘳. 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘓𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘯.
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