Mr. Gorbachev noted in 2005: “History increases in velocity and there is danger of falling behind in consciousness.” “Today,” he said, “we need new thinking for a new century,” including new vision for politics, business, and civil society. “The future needs to be for all of us or we won’t have it at all,” concluded Mr. Gorbachev.
Well, let’s move close to the clearer point of view:
“The reason for this crisis is human egoism which increases every generation. But we cannot fight it directly and force people to love one another. We cannot force love. That is why we have to utilize the power of society over individuals. Each and every one of us is greatly affected by society: each of us wants respect from society; each of us is influenced by the opinions of society. If we can make it so that the most appreciated thing in the world will be giving-more appreciated than any other act of man, then people will want to give, they will want to bestow and to share, because they will want the respect of society. We have to see how we can cancel, revoke all of the prizes in society, except for one prize: the appreciation of a person’s contribution to society. So when we point to a person and say that he or she gives to others that would be the greatest reward of all. That will make people give to one another, and love one another. Because we see how society influences people. I think we can do that. I hope that together we can build a new civilization.” (Rav Michael Laitman)
Courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIJ-KlpOJb4