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The Biggest Problem that we Face, on a Global Level, is People Not Caring About Each Other



Does nuclear fallout have to fall down on our world before we can admit that something is badly wrong with our human society? People don’t care about the survival of humanity on a global level, and nothing is being done to stop global collapse.


We are facing a crisis in climate change, and depletion of energy resources.

Our society literally cannot continue the way that it is in a sustainable way.


But we get so bogged down in other issues because our own human rights are consistently being violated by other humans. It seems that humanity is too violent by nature to care about fixing the issues that are looming over us, because we are constantly at war with each other.


The history of humanity is a history of war and enslavement.


Look as far back as you want to, ever since the day we created god, and created farming, people have been at war.


There is violence between states, and violence between individuals. There are things that are inherently violent by nature which we couch in more acceptable wording like ‘human rights.’ Those human rights are constantly being violated by other humans.


People are poor, homeless and starving. There are enough resources to house and feed them, but we don’t do it.


Racism, sexism and bigotry are very much alive. They are fueled by religion, greed and a patriarchal power structure that doesn’t want to cede power to help the majority.


What we call minorities, if we added them all together, would actually be a majority of humanity.


Yet that majority is suffering while the 1% are eating caviar, sipping champagne, driving their yachts and watching their billions roll into their bank accounts. Our capitalist society has failed. It has set us up for inequality since the beginning.

Are we all just sitting here together watching the world burn?


There are crisis situations of epic proportions rising all around us, and we sit complacently doing nothing about them. “That’s the job of the government” we say. And yet, we don’t fund the governments of the world with enough tax dollars to see the mission of fixing the world through.


We need to put hatred, anger and apathy aside. We need to care about the survival of humanity as a whole on this planet. That means, we need to care about the survival of the planet too. Unless we figure out how to launch ourselves into space, to find another planet to strip bare of its resources.


We need to come together over our shared humanity and do something to make every human life count. We need to care. Until we do, everything is just going to keep spiraling out of control.


We can’t trust billionaires, corporations or the government to fix our ills. We have to fix them for ourselves.


Ask yourself these questions

What would you do differently if you knew you would always have food?


What would you do differently if you knew your children would always be cared for?


What would you do differently if you knew you would always have housing?


If we can’t even count on the fact that we will have food to eat, or a place to go home to at the end of the day, is it any wonder that so few of us have the capacity to care about anything larger than ourselves? We are constantly living in survival mode.


We live this way because we don’t help each other. We don’t have a ‘village’ anymore. People are facing an epidemic of loneliness because they don’t have close friends anymore. We are all a little more alone than we used to be. And this makes us a little less apt to care about the suffering of someone else. Because they don’t care about ours.


There is a crisis of hunger. Housing insecurity. Equitable education. Childcare. Racism. Poverty. Gender inequality. Basic human rights.


And what do we do? We get progressively angrier until we can’t stomach the anger anymore and turn to apathy or to violence. This is no way for us to live our lives. This is no way for us to build a future for our children.


Instead of learning to come together, we are becoming ever more polarized.

What would you do differently if you didn’t have to worry about survival and scraping by anymore? Tell me that.

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