(11) Difference is the source of strength
According to the theory of evolution, species that survive the evolutionary process are those which are adaptable to change, not those which are strong. In my opinion, when diverse individuals flourish in their respective spots, adapting flexibly to their respective environments, therein living in coexistence with one another and realizing their potentials, it brings about stability to the entire society as one ecosystem.
Admittedly, when the entire society is organized towards one goal in a streamlined way and is rigidly ordered, it may be convenient and efficient in going about one’s daily business and life today. However, that becomes a major cause of decline and crisis in the future, when the environment and the way of the world changes for some reason. If people are to seek an infinite sense of security in a society, then each day must be complete on a day-to-day basis. In my view, that can be achieved only when diverse individuals act and live in coexistence according to their respective environments. In other words, intrinsically, being different from one another should be a strength, not a weakness.
At the same time, when diverse individuals live in coexistence, sharing common values, it generates a synergistic effect, which educes those individuals’ potentials, thereby upgrading the level of society and increasingly augmenting the society as a whole. Studying history and tradition, as well as learning masterful skills from the old and knowledgeable, generates a synergy by coexisting with the past. Recycling waste, as well as protecting the natural ecosystem, generates a synergy by coexisting with the future.
In the Great Collaboration society, the very fact that one is different becomes a strength and enables one to take pride in oneself.
(Date published / 公開日： 4/24/2021)
(Date last updated / 最終改訂日: 4/24/2021)