Have we given up happiness?


The coronavirus is leaving the front pages of newspapers. Apparently, he is ahead of such problems as poverty and unemployment. In addition, the world is concerned about crime, the state of education, climate change and immigration. Humanity seems so confused and tired that it does not know how to approach the global problems that have piled on it. And the point is not that there are too many problems, but that there is no goal to be achieved. If there are no goals, there are no aspirations; and if there is no aspiration, there is nothing to live for.

You might object that everyone's goal is to be happy, and that is, of course, true. However, when we all have our own idea of happiness, and only our own happiness, everyone goes their own way and becomes unhappy, burns out, and eventually gives up happiness entirely.

Therefore, the first thing we need to determine is what we consider the most important thing in life and how we want to achieve this. After that, we can determine what will help or hinder us in achieving the goal.

Our first task is to recognize that the whole world is interconnected, as evidenced by numerous global crises . Personal happiness that ignores the happiness of the rest of us is a privilege we no longer have. Therefore, we must define happiness as a collective concept, or at least we must strive for it. Only if we move in this direction will we make real progress towards happiness, as it will have the support of the entire society.

Once we understand that this should be our goal and start working towards it, the situation will improve not only for humans, but for all flora and fauna. If we are convinced that we must look after the well-being of all people, then we must ensure that they do not suffer from pollution, that they have clean water and air, enough energy and healthy food. And in order to have well-being, someone must take care of housing and education. As a result, we will balance the use of resources and consume only what is necessary for the well-being of everyone else.

We won't need rules and conferences where world leaders fly polluting planes to make empty speeches. People will be able to regulate their own well-being, because they realize that their own happiness depends on the happiness of everyone else.

In other words, we will achieve sustainability and build a happy life for ourselves if we focus not on pollution prevention and emission reduction, but on mutual attention and care for each other. This is the only way to find stability and happiness in the modern world.

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