4/ Conservation, preventing expansion
4/ Conservation, preventing expansion. Natural conviction of the necessity to “conserve” something on a timeless scale, not “expand”. Creating the necessary agendas and norms connected to it. Conservation but not expanding applies to individual nations and creates an environment of cooperation and competition of models. Conservation and responsibility are feelings based on natural vital principles.
Human effort to expand which means increase the number of people, increase the massiveness, consume more and more resources leads to crisis. It is necessary to turn to more modest ways of life and let the developing countries solve their problems on their own, only help with education and advice and show clearly that people cannot expand anywhere. To not expand means to transfer the natural human tendency to make effort and succeed into qualitative projects to remove quantitative expansion.
This is the effort to conserve the natural systems and not allow expansion of those elements that destroy them. The effort to conserve is led by responsibility for the evolution of the world (see point 3) and superior (cosmic) laws (see point 5).
The effort to conserve something means focusing on the principles of a stable life in a stable paradigm, instead of focusing on expansion leading to destruction. It is an effort to ensure the continuity of the family, the community, the civilization and the nature. To conserve the nature has to become an engaging effort together with returning the natural principles into the human society and the nature. Active conservation is the opposite of all fatalistic and sceptical ideas.
Conservation is a natural phenomenon and it is the opposite of expansion, which is usually ideological. If expansion is natural, it represents a state of crisis in the new world. Usually it is not possible to create an ideology of conservation and non-expansion, which would be able to define conservation accurately, because ideologies tend to be simplified, demagogic and too specific to capture such a complex and general phenomenon. Anyway we cannot eliminate this possibility completely. In practice conservation is supported mostly by natural principles that have to be respected in order to ensure conservation.
In order to achieve stability, it is necessary to ensure rooting – relationship of people with a place, their hometown, their country etc., which itself leads to timeless thinking and to effort to conserve these attributes of life not only for ourselves but also for our offspring. Instead of expanding economy we have to introduce quantitatively saturated economy, which expands only qualitatively. Such an economy is described in the book Return to home or in chapters and articles of the same name.
The effort to conserve something is strengthened by the refusal of individualism and support of belonging with the society and its interests that include of course the effort to conserve the family for the future in the form of the offspring and culture. If instead of individualistic disjunction of individuals there will be conviction of collective identity, it is the first step towards the return of the effort to conserve.
Most of the religious systems including Christianity somehow know the term “conservation”, but they do not promote it because the systems evolved in an old paradigm, where biological conservation was a commonplace – personal spiritual efforts were a priority. Therefore today it is necessary to have ideas (prophecies) leading us actively to preserving the living existence.
The same applies to nations and countries: Conservation, but not expansion to other territories. It is bad to expand with a culture or an idea into the territory of other nations. This requires that the home citizens have to adapt to the home culture. Expansion of a culture, an effort to make specific ideologies universal leads to wars and instability. A stable world has to be based on mutual respect. The competition of cultural models and voluntary imitation of elements from more perfect models will substitute expansion of ideologies. Commanded political power in the sense of leaving cultures complete (not only their folklore) but ensuring peace and cooperation in the sense of timeless humanism is desirable.