Why does Humanity struggle with valuing humanity?

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. – Steve Jobs

We are all going to die. At some point. And even though we are all born with this knowledge. We do not require a terminal disease to know we are all destined to die. And yet we spend our time on this Earth hurting each other. Stealing to get the money we cannot even take with when we die. Killing each other on behalf of a God that seems to be perfectly capable of doing it herself if that was her desire. Lying. Raping. Accumulating wealth. Clothing. Jewellery. Cars. Justifying low wages to some because we overvalue our own contributions over other human beings. Wasting food whilst millions starve. Siphoning money out of countries and having it sit in banks collecting dust whilst your own people could have a better life if you made more humane choices. We expend our energies on so much we cannot take with. Even if the experiences we gain can be taken into Death. How we get these experiences by exploiting others, is it really worth it?

Making decisions that favour some and disadvantage many. Hating each other because you vote for this party and these do not. Plotting. Scheming. Creating fake news to discredit people. For positions that we don’t even honour, but for the money they make for us.

Why? Is it so difficult to Live a life of Love. Compassion. Generosity. Helping. Kindness. That values human life above materialism? Where people are truly more important than money. Why does humanity struggle with such simplicity?

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