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We Are Talking About Survival

– Most people have a practical, earthly mind. This kind of person will ask, “How can this affect me personally?”

– We are talking about the survival of each and every person. Ecologists, political scientists, and natural scientists all say that we are living on an overheated planet. We have practically drained its resources, and in the next 10-15 years nothing will be left of the natural wealth. It’s not even wealth anymore. It is all in the past. Under the earth’s surface, there is no more gold or silver for production, not to mention jewelry. There is no petroleum, gas, or rare metals, and there is a shortage of drinking water. We are talking about the average person’s survival, while that person doesn’t want to think about it.

He is not sufficiently developed to care about the fate of the world and humanity, and I understand that. We cannot condemn people. But we do have to condemn ourselves and discuss how it is possible to get through to that kind of person.

To the extent he will have to be included in this mechanism, we will have to convince him, teach him, and rear him so he can participate and understand—to the necessary degree—that by that he truly does great work and is saving himself.

We don’t have to scare anyone, but we do have to tell people the truth about what is happening. We can’t conceal it and shut our eyes to it. We can’t keep up the “Eat, drink, and be merry” attitude. We must look at the world rationally. If there were no remedy, then all that were left would be to “party” ourselves to the end. But since there is a remedy, why move toward suffering when we can already be moving elsewhere? And this won’t even cost us anything. We just have to pay attention to the interaction between us.

We will have to carry out the appeal to “Love your neighbor as yourself,” which is common to all religions and to which no one objects. It’s just that no one can actually do it. But Nature compels us to do just that.

– In what form and who can bring this information to the average person without scaring him off?

– The mass media should gradually start publishing this information in the proper form, guided by psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, and people who understand how to handle society. People have to be approached gently, without causing panic because that won’t help.

The solution to this problem depends on each and every one of us, and all of us together. The problem is purely social, therefore the government cannot solve it by forceful actions, but only through explanation and upbringing. For that reason, the entire responsibility is incumbent upon sociologists, psychologists, and the mass media.

We are not scaring anyone or shouting, even though we are sensing an enormous wave, a tsunami that is coming our way. Problems with lacking clean drinking water, food shortages, problems with children, domestic issues, and generally, issues in all areas of human existence. They will only escalate, and all of this is caused only by our improper interaction with one another.

These problems have been brewing for a long time, but they were not so apparent to the average person. In the 1960s, the Club of Rome already warned about it. And today many international organizations are sounding the alarm but it has not yet reached the masses. And most important, the necessary measures to remedy the situation have not yet been implemented. We have to start implementing them, but without scaring anyone.

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