Will the backlash against technology and globalization lead to greater focus on basic human values and relationships, or just create more divisions?
Today's elections battles are between opposing values and world views more than differences in policies.
One is a better human if one considers the fate of all others as well. Allow confusion in beliefs. Don’t compromise on small or big things, but when it is really important. Stay true to yourself and your principles, but bend for humanity and love. Don’t judge too fast... all humans have qualities if you make the effort to see them, and all have failings. That is our nature.
Nihilism and Buddhism are a negation, an abdication of life and life force.
Is free will just a moral question for humans?
To give is to receive, to receive is to give.
Doing for its own sake is limited, doing right is meaningful.
The dilemma with regards to wishes for your children: a life of happiness and health versus your vision of accomplished, meaningful and moral lives - their lives or the ones you want them to lead?
The rule of law based on fairness is the essential fabric for all healthy societies and enables humans dignity and capacities.
The strong healthy relationship is one where one is not acting for the other, and not expecting from the other.
We believed algorithms, science & technology could solve everything, yet the world is telling us we are driven by sentiment with deep emotional needs.
We look at everything from our standpoint – which is right as it is coming from us, as an individual. For us the world isn’t without us observing it. Conversely, if there is no world there is no us and nothing to observe. The world is our vessel. Hence both I and the world are necessary, one AND the other. Neither is the only viewpoint.
The idea of God, religions, morals and guilt are Western - not Eastern.
While we may condemn evil we are fascinated by it - that’s why we often mix with devils as opposed to angels. Perversely we live our deviant selves through them. Where do we go after western modernism - beyond the all tech world we are headed towards? What is the life of humans? How do we marry humans, technology and nature?