There are many ways of doing each thing.
Some are good, some are bad, one is the worst and one is the best.
There are different amounts of effort we can put into each thing we do.
Some are too little, some are too much and one is enough.
The current state of things is unsustainable; we live in a finite world, of finite resources, and we strive for continuous growth. There is, without a doubt, a moment when human expansion exceeds its sustainability. When that happens, unhappiness grows continuously - for that is only limited by our numbers - until balance is restored through inevitable changes. Those changes, as all things, can take many forms.
We are divided and divide ourselves in many ways. Differences between people may divide and similarities derived from these differences may unite. We decide what differences or similarities to use as reference to divide or unite us. Genetic origins, religion (or the lack of it), gender, political inclinations and financial power, among others, are commonly accepted as factors that define the groups we are a part of or opposite to. Nevertheless, place of birth is the main factor used to discriminate, categorize and divide.
One has no chance to choose or change place of birth, and for most people, this defines the set of rules under which they shall live their entire lives, regardless of what they think is right. Each society is governed by a great amount of laws, unknown to most of its population. Among those laws, which are, in theory, mostly good and just, there are, without a doubt, some laws that defend the interest of some parts of each society in an unjust way.
If one disagrees with those rules, the only alternatives are changing the laws, breaking the laws or trying to be accepted by other nations (if there is any which functions as one thinks a nation should function); none of these an easy task.
It is undeniable that it is possible to live life in worse ways than we currently do.
It is equally undeniable that there are better ways of organizing ourselves; ways that generate less problems and more positive results. There are better ways to live, and we all desire to make the best out of our own lives. The best one can do is to be part of the process which turns this world into the best of worlds.
To change the way society works, one usually needs to choose between reform or revolution. Reform is slow and works within the limits imposed by the complex agreements and situations it intends to improve. Revolution is fast, forceful and it doesnít need to respect any agreement or norm. We propose something else.
To change the country in which you currently live, so it becomes more like you desire it to be, means that this country will, by consequence, become less like someone else desires it to be. And this fellow citizen of yours, and all those who agree with that person, can and probably will put effort in changing the country so it becomes more like what they desire, and less like what you desire. This conflict is endless if we keep grouping ourselves based on place of birth. This was inevitable in the past, when communication was strongly limited and migration was an impossibility for most people. Current technology changes that.
It is impossible to find balance and achieve optimal state in any activity if the people involved in it do not know, or do not agree with, the rules that govern it. People must consciously agree on how they will do something before they start doing it if the best result is to be achieved. Ignorance and lack of agreement are at the roots of most problems.
This conscious acceptance of certain terms and rules is fundamental to the success of anything a group of people decide to do. Unfortunately, this is not possible when it comes to the most important of agreements; the body of laws that a country forces upon its every citizen.
Place of birth is no longer that which defines the group we are a part of. We can choose other differences (and their opposing similarities) to decide what we are. All those who agree upon how a country should treat its citizens form a group. This factor is far more relevant and effective than any other for organizing our societies.
Those who want to change this world into the best version of itself must unite. And unite in agreement; if there is no harmony between the producers of change, there will be no harmony in the result.
Therefore, there is a group that consists of all those who agree among themselves about how this world can be better than it is, even if some donít know each other yet. The members of this group will get to know each other with the use of modern technology. This group will become a society. This society shall reach a state of harmony, in which all the members agree on how things that really matter must be done. Then this society will become a State of Harmony.
This process is advantageous to every person on the planet. It is also inevitable.
This virtual nation is designing an optimal society; one that uses technology wisely to provide food, shelter, health and education to its citizens and has no crime, corruption or war. Once this design is finished, and all the rules of this optimal society have been agreed upon, this virtual nation will gather all the people necessary to carry the project on to the next level.
The members of this society are working together in search of unanimity. There are billions of people in this world. While there is a lot of disagreement, there certainly are great amounts of people who agree with each other. They are apart physically, but they are together in the world of ideas and have common goals. These people will join.
After agreement has been found, rules have been defined and the resources have been gathered, this virtual nation will formally request the creation of a physical State. A land where they can live together under the rules they consciously agree upon. Certainly, once all the nations of this world see the oneness and harmony of the people of this virtual nation, they will recognize the truthfulness and logic of such a simple request. It will also be clear to those nations that the creation of such a state will have a positive effect on their own countries.
This process may seem complex, and some might even say it is impossible, but there are two kinds of societies that are an example of such process, which currently exist in our planet. Some examples of societies formed by people who left their land of origin to live under new rules are Free Towns, Communities, Eco Villages, etc. They gather on a piece of land, share responsibilities, resources and ideals. They strive to be sustainable, happy and peaceful. However, these societies do not have sovereignty, and are usually too small in size to be able to endure.
Another group of societies formed by people who left their land of origin to live under new rules is formed by the American nations. Hundreds of years ago, people from different European, Asian and African countries migrated to a new continent, where they built new societies, which have, in the end, acquired their sovereignty. However, these societies do not strive to be sustainable, happy or peaceful Ė instead, they aim at continuous growth.
With the creation of this new state, which strives to provide for the needs of its citizens while protecting their dignity and all that which binds us as humans, the path to a peaceful resolution of all the conflicts and problems of mankind will be clear to follow.
This state shall have no weapons, no army, no interest in expanding its borders or attacking others, or any of those ambitions that hinder the well-being of its citizens and neighbours. A natural friendship with other states will be the consequence of it being composed of ex-citizens of those states, as well as its primary goals; to give its people what they need using science to achieve optimal results, and the development of mankind as a whole. Once such a state is functional and the results of real harmony come to light, it will be inevitable that other groups, which agree among themselves, organize similar projects. As long as a set of basic international laws, which define the common rights of every human being, is followed, a great number of different states can be designed. The key to this solution is finding the basic set of laws that protects all that is common to human beings; examples of such attempts are the "ten commandments" or "basic human rights", which are supposed to be true and applicable (and advantageous) to any living human.
Once these points in common are found, there is space for several kinds of small customizations; as long as the specific legislations donít hurt the general laws, they can be arranged in as many different forms as possible. Marriage laws can be different, education systems can be different, gender equality or inequality can be preferred, the right to property can exist or not; as long as the citizens of that state consciously agree to those specific legislations and no basic principle is broken, all these different states can live in peace, even if something being done in one is socially unacceptable in another. There could be Ďreligious statesí co-existing with Ďagnostic statesí in peace, since there are no agnostics in the religious state, nor the opposite, and both states have the same primary objectives; feed and shelter their citizens, and the pursuit of happiness without harming those around them. As soon as the first of these states is created, all others WILL join.
The countries that these people leave will enjoy a positive effect from this movement: only those who are unhappy and stand against their own system will join such effort. This means that the country they leave will have one less person actively opposing that nationís objectives. The result of this will be much less conflict. Those willing to migrate and join this state of harmony will be replaced by people who are more willing to accept that which they refused. In time, great numbers of unhappy people will abandon their former nations and join these new peaceful nations, closer to their ideas of how life is supposed to be. Those who control the resources and enjoy power in the current situation will have hundreds of years to enjoy their position, until they gradually integrate into this new form of society, not having to change their way of living in order to avoid conflict, nor to resort to violence in order to maintain their power.
There are some who have a religious faith, others who donít.
Those who have no religious faith will be interested in the success of this project for a very simple reason; it is the only way to live in a country that has absolutely no religious people in it.
Those who have religious faith will be interested in the success of this project for a very simple reason; it is the only way to live in a country where absolutely everyone is of the same faith.
From a non-believerís point of view, it is the most efficient way to search for the truth and live a healthy life; without the evils they claim faith brings to society, they will be able to fully develop their ideas. And let the religious groups take care of themselves, with or without the use of science, far from their secular schools and governments.
From a believerís point of view, it is the most efficient way to search for the truth and live a healthy life; without the evils they claim the lack of faith bring to society, they will be able to fully develop their relationship with God. And let God take care of those who have no faith, far from their pious schools and governments.
As in change with reform or revolution, there is duality in faith Ė and belief in God is usually the deciding factor. No God, no faith. But for this, as well, we propose something else.
It is clear to most people that faith is a necessity. At a certain point in life, most of us realize we need faith to live; it is the engine that keeps life running, and gives it a meaning. This need for faith should be satisfied in the most efficient way. If one must have faith, let that faith be aimed at something simple, productive and good: general health and happiness. Faith in mankind. Some recognize mankind as the only real entity bigger than themselves. To put their faith in this external entity and give their lives meaning by pursuing the bettering of it is the most logical way of satisfying the need for faith.
And no God shall disapprove of this; people having faith in Godís creation, believing that the world God gave us can be peaceful and harmonious.
Many speak of the End and of Judgement, of Shift and Change.
Take this opportunity to examine the end of what was and start living that which is inevitable; the world that will be. Aim for the best of worlds, and act accordingly.
If anyone was unique, that person would be alone. Fortunately no one is, and we can say our voice is also the voice of all those who agree with us.
A part of existence.