1. Way Of Life

The most significant problem threatening the very survival of the human race is a nuclear holocaust. It can occur accidentally, as illustrated in Creating Life Before Death by eleven documented near-catastrophic nuclear exchanges between the U.S. and Russia from 1956 to 2010. In January, 2022, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the Doomsday Clock at 100 seconds to Midnight. At that time they called out Ukraine as a potential flashpoint, with Russian President Vladimir Putin threatening to use nuclear weapons if NATO steps in to help Ukraine.
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This imminent danger is tied to a way of life that places in the hands of a single individual the ability to end the existence of our species.
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Yet this can motivate peoples around the world to adopt actions that will reduce this threat, provided they gain understanding of how to move toward an alternative way of life that will not tolerate this existential danger. Just as lemons can be turned into lemonade, so can all the nuclear powers work to eliminate once and for all their weapons of mass destruction. That will guarantee the elimination of any accidental occurrence of a nuclear exchange.
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This solution to the problem of a nuclear holocaust requires fundamental cultural changes in present-day societies. Our approach is outlined in five principles for a social movement toward Personal and World Evolution. By moving away from extreme hierarchies and toward an ever more democratic world, the potential of any single individual to wreck havoc on the rest of us would be eliminated over time. And the Doomsday Clock would no longer illustrate our closeness to the end of everything that humanity has achieved along with a future of endless possibilities.
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Beyond the present crisis concerning Ukraine, we are also facing a series of other serious threats to human survival. For example, the covid-19 pandemic illustrates the potential for far more serious biological disasters. There is also continuing climate change, which promises to make our planet uninhabitable for Homo sapiens over time.
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Again, these problems can yield further motivation to solve them by developing cultural exchanges that will help us all do the job. It will take a total emotional commitment to further the requirements of our human evolution.