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Thought and loneliness

  Chatting with friends, the topic of discussion is: “In an era when medicine is helpless, is it right to kill people with infectious diseases for the survival of the majority of people (or groups)?” This question has risen to an ethical level. It becomes: Does group consciousness mean that the few can be sacrificed for the good of the many?
  Humanism and utilitarianism give completely different answers to this.
  If a person does not have the right to take the lives of others for his own survival, a group of people does not have the same right. It is an axiom in economics that group interests are greater than individual interests, but it is a fallacy in ethics.
  Survival is a basic human right, so what about beliefs, values ​​and aesthetics? What about other thoughts related to it?
  If a person or a group of people does not have the right to destroy other people’s bodies, do they have the right to destroy other people’s minds?
  Thought is the spiritual existence of man as an individual. Is thought a basic human right? If thought is the basic right of man, then who can represent the majority or group consciousness? Do most people voluntarily let their heads grow on the shoulders of a certain person, authorizing him to make judgments and choices on their own behalf?
  Since the birth of “faith”, the human spirit has been under the rule of various religions, and the “god” who is stronger than them tells them what to do and what not to do, because human beings cannot think by themselves. In the age of ignorance, religion was the authoritative power to explain everything; the development of science and technology has partially dispelled the mysterious power of religion, but new authority followed. The will unified under the authoritative “Yiyantang” is a social ethics that sacrifices individual freedom in exchange for collective interests. Individual wills are submerged under unified beliefs, and individual interests are obliterated by “collective interests.”
  And most of the obliteration starts from the spirit.
  Four hundred years ago, Descartes said: “I think, therefore I am.” Independent thinking with one’s own brain is the main indicator of an individual’s spiritual existence. Human rationality begins to grow from independent thinking, and religious superstition begins to collapse from independent thinking.
  Human beings have stepped out of the Middle Ages and out of ignorant religious beliefs in the dawn of thinking.
  One hundred years ago, Nietzsche said: “God is dead.” History turned from the humanistic tradition of rationalism to the will to power. Zarathustra stood up from the coffin of God, holding the aphrodisiac of the will to power, and led Europe to a world war. The direct consequence was that modern physics quietly moved from the theory of relativity to the atomic bomb. Power, like poppies, thrives on the withered soil of reason. Zarathustra used Hitler’s hand to carve a deep scar in human history.
  After that, the steeple of the church gave way to the neon lights of the skyscraper, and history entered a quiet transition from cultural spirit to materialized civilization. In the “Pisces Era”, the whole world was busy with plunder and accumulation, and making a fortune was the most fertile thing in this era. dream.
  Entering the 21st century, human beings have once again reversed their fat bodies, bid farewell to the gluttonous “Pisces Age” and entered the “Aquarius Age”, once again standing on the starting line of spiritual growth.
  In my opinion, not having faith is not terrible, what is terrible is being irrational. In the past two thousand years, the invention of science and technology has allowed human beings to continuously get rid of the material shackles, but most people have not shaken off the spiritual shackles of the will to power and religious fanaticism. Since spiritual freedom is premised on the consciousness of independent existence, loneliness is a rite of passage that each of us must experience.

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