Roughly 6-700 years ago, The Bubonic Plague foretold of the end of The Dark Ages and the beginning of The Renaissance. Short term pain for long term gain. Imagine the entire human population was one obese organism, and it went on a diet and got healthy again.
We all address our daily needs as best as we find ourselves able. Maslow illustrates that we are not really free to think outside of our own self-needs until we overcome the basic challenges. We then may learn to think beyond self and of the greater need. Beyond feeding ourselves each day and finding fulfilment, there are great needs of social order, food and monetary supply and general wellbeing facing masses among us. For generations we have mused these problems and with some effort do not yet have them resolved through with our efforts we have assisted.
Thinking of our future, we require a mobile biosphere capable of going to the galaxies. All problems must be solved. We require social order and structure, nurture, fulfilment, access to nature, a food supply, fresh air and water, and all of our needs if we are to be free to contribute. All things must be arranged for the holistic benefit of the biosphere that must last for generations.
Here on Earth, our biosphere is without navigation but our problems are vast. Imagine if on our mobile biosphere there was civil insurrection or war? We as masses are in no fit state for our biosphere.
My argument is that in solving the needs of our mobile biosphere we solve the needs of Earth. Social structure, to surpass Maslonian needs, have worthwhile value and to contribute.
We already accept our end accomplishment for this solar system will eventually be to travel far away and procreate, hopefully remembering our human values, the foundations of society and, what makes us so special as humans.
Impeccably small people think that we speak of ourselves.
Far closer to home we require solutions for climate and the challenges of population. Global co-operation would assist.