The Earth is Integrating
In 1400-1700AD, the global population fluctuated from around 450-500 million people on the planet. Since then the earth has rapidly grown to over 6 billion people. The exponential growth in the planet’s population resulted in great migration shifts in spite of tribal and local customs, race, religion and culture. This has created integrations of many races in many parts of the world. We are seeing more and more migrants settle in new places or countries not native to them. It is not just The United States that has immigrants from every race on earth. This is happening in many countries across the planet. And in every society crime occurs. This is not due to race.
Although crime might be inevitable, humanity must make a conscious decision and effort to stop wars. Too many are confused as to why we are at war so much in the world. Many of us share experiences of friendship with many races that seem to be at war. How can this be? Citizens from every country in the world do not have problems getting along. Nation states in these areas, however, can’t cease to fight. Who is involved? Why are we fighting? What are we after? How do we stop it? These questions are difficult and may not be able to be answered anytime soon. It is clear, however, that our planet holds a certain level of finite resources. These resources are key indicators and influencers of why corruption takes place. Individuals and nation states want to protect their own resources and families, but also want to make sure their homeland and families are sustainable for many years to come as well.
Many people want to understand the role of politics is to govern. Individually, we must govern ourselves. Nation states, however, must govern the people of the nation. But what is the role of the governing body? Political philosophy has been around for longer than most may realize. The role of government is still in debate. How far is government supposed to go? We have studied political economies such as Socialism, Communism, Capitalism, and built these ideologies off what is known as the philosopher kings or Aristocracy, Timocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy, and Tyranny. According to many political scholars, the United States is closest to an Oligarchic state and moving into the lower tier Democracy. If we look at some countries that claim to be Socialist like France, for example, we might compare that to a Democracy. The socialist regime of Russia and communist regime of China, however, could be compared to what Plato would have considered a tyranny. Why is that? There is no short answer to this question.
A Tyranny, in short, is when the people of a Democracy who all share the wealth of the nation. The unit as a whole decides whether he or she wants more resources than their next-door neighbor or other citizens of that nation, therefore, it doesn’t usually happen as everyone gets even shares. Many times these people have to act violently or inhumane in order to get what they want. These acts of crime are considered to be tyrannical acts. These tyrannical acts can be made both from citizens and political officials within the governing body. This distinction is very confusing and is not widely accepted. It is important for the citizens of the earth to truly begin to understand the roots and foundations to these political systems. By doing so, individuals can better govern themselves and the idea of tyranny would be minimal. Citizens of the earth would yearn for virtue and understanding of their personal attachment to the society in which they were born or currently reside. The more understanding of political virtue people have, the less political tyranny or large governing sovereign nation states would need to use force of law to intervene within societies.
We live in society together. We are inextricably linked to society from birth. For many of us to realize how this not only affects our ethical duty, but our individual duty toward society is not only vital, but transformational. Every society around the world is slowly integrating race and religion. We have different upbringings, different views, knowledge bases, and goals, but we all share common universal truths. Intuitively, humans yearn for social interaction. Evolutionary psychology has proven human character relies on each other for emotional stabilization, and we form in pack like tribes.
Today, tribal packs can be referred to as our local communities in which we live, thrive, exchange, and share the resources of the earth. As the population grows to such magnitude, it begins to be more difficult to share resources. And the more difficult it is to share resources, the more conservative it becomes to exchange for these finite amount of resources. The question of how to live becomes a top discussion and priority. We have created complex attributes to the way we live. These attributes are woven in the fabric of different societies and cultures. The fabric of our exchange for goods is human capital, financial capital and productivity of our human labor. This production of our resources is business. Societies rely on business to keep their citizens productive, healthy, and sustainable. With such a complex system of money creating ongoing interest, sustainability is difficult to maintain in business.
The world engages in business exchange to keep each country producing value to each other. This exchange process is represented by the goods or services that we consume. This process of exchange for goods and services has come to be known as business. Business allows us to make choices. These choices are freedoms of the markets. Some of these markets, however, are regulated and not free. What is free in a market anyway? There is a healthcare market, and education market, but some argue that these should be free and are not in a Capitalist society. Because there is nothing free in life, and we will discuss that in later articles. How will the business environment look in the coming years? The business environment is a very complex ecosystem. A firm must engage with the consumer to truly understand how goods and services are valued. The consumer, on the other hand, must determine how to best extract this value. Everything in business affects the culture and development of what we do as humans on this planet, and surely, it is incentives that drive us. Therefore, the way business interacts in the world both for people, and for the environment is, an integral part of the sustainable growth of humanity.
People are consistently moving around the world. Not only through the data shown by the industry, but countries around the world are much more racially integrated in the past 5 to 10 years than ever before. Why is this? Is the earth too small? Perhaps people are more comfortable to stay in non-native regions of the world. Without fear of race, color, religion, or whatever may have restricted someone from doing so before. These cultural boundaries are slowly deteriorating. In fact, cultural bridges are being built both consciously and subconsciously as countries and individuals integrate their cultural norms. Cultural norms have always existed. Individual tribes adopted certain traits from geographic areas and developed specific norms overtime as methods of survival. As cultures across the world integrated, social norms began to merge. These social norms evolved into new cultural norms. This is the process of the earth integrating. We can take from each other and bring home to our local area’s knowledge and new perspectives of how to live. Cultures around the world have been trying to figure this out for millions of years. How do we all live on this one planet together? And how do we sustain economic development both locally, and globally?
One Earth Many Tribes
We are all in this together due to the complex currency exchange systems and varied interest rate environments of the world, as well as the fact we inherently share the earth by default of being born on this planet. As discussed earlier, the finite resources around the world can only go so far or so fast. There are enough resources on the planet to sustain life for generations. If we don’t reflect and consciously make a pivotal paradigm shift, we will do significant damage to humanity and the earth in which makes projections of resource allocation harder to quantify. Humanity is at a pivotal point in history. We live on one earth and are divided into many countries, many cities within those countries, and many communities within those cities. These communities are small tribes that rely on both the well being of their tribe, and the well being of the earth. Certain areas of the earth lack one thing or another. And global exchange can help these local areas to benefit by more effective resource allocation. As global citizens, we must help the world to learn how we can interact globally, but create more robust local production which will develop a stronger foundation for sustainable growth worldwide. Truly, humbling ourselves to our cultural differences will help us learn, and allow the earth to adapt and organically digest this inter-contextual woven fabric of life.