Collective fear leads to group mentality. Bertrand Russel knew this when he spoke the famous words “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd”. So our herd instinct is not really helping us improve society because we are collectively afraid of the unknown. I even heard someone say recently: “I love to be in the victim role” thereby openly acknowledging to willingly be part of this collective fear herd.
But who wants to be ruled by fear? Why do we fear to improve society, even if we are well aware of all it’s problems and experience the sometimes devastating effects on our ecology, social fabric and economy? We have integrated and centralized way too much around the economic system, at the expense of the social fabric (human-centricity) and the ecological system of our Earth.
We should stop thinking money, and start thinking Ecology and Social fabric. Move from ignorant behavior to full understanding of society caring strategies that make the world what it can become. But how long will it take humanity to see this?