(3) “Autointoxication” of the 20th-century society
Naturally, it is necessary to address these problems regarding the society and the ecosystem. But, when I consider the reason why these problems arise one after another and are becoming difficult to deal with fundamentally, I am compelled to assume the following. I think that our present community suffers from “autointoxication” of the 20th-century society. That is, we are still running on a line which extends from the 20th-century versions of the definition of success, set of values, technology, and power struggle. We are hard-pressed to make tremendous efforts on a daily basis in order to build a “better” world based on conventional wisdom.
However, as a consequence, the society comes apart, the environment breaks down, and we get swept off our feet and carried away. That is, the present devastation of the society and of the Earth is a result of our “dead-serious” pursuit of the common sense of the 20th century; faster, in larger quantity, more accurate, more convenient, more competitive, etc. How ironic, isn’t it?
(Date published / 公開日： 12/26/2020)
(Date last updated / 最終改訂日: 12/26/2020)