All men are equal, because we have the same nature, we strive for the same things. Although each and everyone comes from a culture, we reject suffering and we all want to be happy. Those feelings bind us as brothers and sisters. We want to be independent but at the same time we depend on others, we can say we are interdependent. We need each other. That is why when the world or a country or a person is suffering, there is a need to aid them. But the problem of the modern world is, that the culture of the ego, the idea of my-own-well-being is far more important than helping others. We want to look good doing it.
Technology has taken us to a comfortable way of live where we can talk and share ideas and traditions with people from around the world. If we only focus on ourselves instead of others. We are surrounded by many people seeing themselves. Not for what they are, but where we see ourselves on top without company, without others that helps us reach there. So, we end harming others and ourselves but connected to others in a global way.
“As individuals and nations are becoming increasingly interdependent, thus, we have no other choice than to develop what I call a sense of universal responsibility.”
So what is happening now is that we became a global family. What happens in one part of the world may affect us all. We become united in celebrations and more ashamed of the crimes that are held. Which takes us and makes us conscious of our own security, peace and way of living. We now turn on the TV, internet or any kind of device to see what is happening all over the world. Then we become aware of our own fragility and safety.
Allow me to say in a way that the media is taking our peace. Surrounded by all the information and ideologies that ends up threatening our lives, instead of making our world a better place. We have to be more united in the good things and start to change in ourselves, as Michael Jackson said: we have to start with the man in the mirror to make a change. To have peace in ourselves, to make a better world changing ourselves.
“Inner peace is the key: If you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquillity. In that state of mind you can deal with situations with calmness and reason, while keeping your inner happiness… What is important is that we each make a sincere effort to take our responsibility for each other and for the natural environment we live in seriously. Reason, Courage, determination and the inextinguishable desire for freedom can ultimately win.” Dalai Lama