The more the human ego grows, the more indifferent we become to each other.
Contrary to popular belief, we are no more gentle and sensitive than our previous generations. In the past, people were more concerned about their families, their children, and their grandchildren. Past generations planned several years ahead. Today, it has become rarer to even care about what happens one year from now, i.e., such a thought awakens no emotional response. We relate to it as if “Whatever will happen, will happen,” and just continue living on.
We have to recognize how our egoistic nature causes such indifference and insensitivity. The ego adheres to the present moment, and cares about what will happen to itself the same day, and not about tomorrow.
Things were not so obtuse mid-last century. After the Second World War, people cared about the future, and planned developments several years ahead.
In our present times, we find ourselves stuck in an impasse, as it takes a lot more to impress us, if we get impressed at all. We have to reach a decision that we need to change the world by changing ourselves in order to make our lives better. However, for the time being, we are not moving in such a direction.
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