[ 13/7/20 ]
The fact that we exist.
The fact that you thought the question worth asking, and thereby demonstrated that you value peace.
We have many problems.
Our potential for destruction and war is high. For our long term security that potential needs to be decreased, but the existing economic systems are strongly incentivised to keep that potential present.
We need more people to start accepting the multiple levels of responsibility that come with valuing life and liberty. Any concept of liberty that does not include responsibility, and does not rank life (all sapient life) above liberty, is a threat to both life and liberty, and must be treated as such. The mathematics and logic of that is beyond any reasonable doubt or dispute.
The evolution of every level of complexity is predicated on new levels of cooperation.
We are the most complex thing we know of – thus our very existence is predicated on multiple levels of cooperation. The myth that society is based on competition is just that – pure myth, without foundation in reality. Competition is destructive of both liberty and complexity. We need both liberty and complexity to survive.
We live in very complex and very dangerous times.
All human brains, under threat, simplify their perceptual reality – it is inbuilt to the structure of brain. Reality will appear simple to us when we are stressed, that does not mean that it is simple – ever.
And often reality demands that we respond rapidly on very sparse information.