We Are In This Together

While in mediation I was given a vision of the oneness of all humans. We are all in this together.

People who have either read Wealth of Nations rapidly or just for parts (like many do with the Bible) miss the point Adam Smith makes early on–that the goal of everyone pursuing economic interest is for the benefit of all people.

“What’s bad for the hive is bad for the bee,” said Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher. He wrote like this constantly. “The universe made rational creatures for the sake of each other, with an eye toward mutual benefit based on true value and never for harm.”

The apostle Paul writing to both the Corinthians and the Romans compared us as parts of one body. We each do our part, not trying to be what we are not, and all benefit.

Do we have a single leader anywhere in the world who understands this? Seemingly we would have to search like Diogenes with his lamp for someone who understands.

“Every man for himself” fails; we’re all in this together.

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