The philosophy of true harmony in global citizenship

Introduction:

This article discusses the Philosophic; which is easily understood and interconnected with contemporary realities of mankind living in the biosphere of planet Earth. I will present the philosophical frame of: “The Citizens of the Earth XXI” and Global Citizenship: Contemporary knowledge and understanding of the global community of humankind: survival, longevity and the prosperity of humankind.

The information in this presentation is based on my digital books: “The Citizen of the Earth XXI”, published December 2016; “The Philosophy of the Life 2017”, published 28 July 2017; “The Climate Change System 2017”, published April 2017; and “The Nature 2017”, published January 2017.

Discussion:

True harmony in global citizenship does not exist at present. Large numbers of institutions and individuals are working more or less successfully to move this quality in humankind ahead.

The philosophy of global citizenship is a part of the philosophy of the global governing of humankind.

Today there are over 7 billion people on the planet. Within the last century, the population has increased to four and half times greater than previous centuries. Social pressures on the systemic qualities of the Earth’s biosphere need harmony for successful cooperation, survival, longevity and prosperity. Three important qualities of humankind are missing:

  • Universal upbringing, education and lifelong learning, is a missing part for better learning, observation, knowledge, understanding and living of humans;
  • Individual social responsibility is a forgotten and a missing quality of present humans. All living beings have it and only humankind has lost it; and
  • Requisite holism as knowledge, which humans needs for understanding Universal Nature and the nature of planet Earth.

When these three points become attributes of citizens of the global community the life of humans will reach new horizons and realities to accept the citizenship of Earth.

Universal Nature is broadly seen from the viewpoints of the natural sciences, environmental sciences, systemic thinking, operational research, complex problem solving, case study research, new sciences of networking and complexity, swarm research and holistic, or better: the requisitely holistic approach to the Universe or Cosmos.

Universal Nature as well as nature of the planet Earth exists in countless forms, dimensions, systems and contents as interconnectedness, interdependence, interaction, cooperation, synergies, anti-synergies, networking and complexity and ceaseless systemic operations of all matter, energy, information, dimensions, light, rays, powers, forces, particles and yet unknown contents of Nature.

Now let us discuss the philosophy of “The Citizen of the Earth XXI” and the global community of humankind.

Many people’s dream was and is to be citizens of the Earth. Beyond 202,000 or 300,000 and more years of the history of humankind, many people declared to be citizens of the Earth. It is a misunderstanding of realities.

Global citizenship requires systemic interconnectedness with nature. Without it, all living beings and the global community of humankind will cease to exist.

The discussion here is for people to know and understand Universal Nature and the nature of planet Earth. The discussion here could be very important for future possibilities of humankind’s survival, longevity and prosperity. 

The knowledge and understanding of Universal Nature and nature of the planet Earth is a new chapter for humankind. Due to a historical misunderstanding of Nature, humankind, the civilization of Homo sapiens, The Human Project, The World of Humans, The Global Community of Humankind, people and leading philosophers, institutions, individuals and the present ruler of humankind “Money Monster Master Leader”, are responsible for the lack of knowledge and understanding.

A summary of the past

The evolvement and evolution of the Homo sapiens species began around 202,000 years ago.1 Recent reports mention 300,000 years and more, but it is not such an important question because we have to improve the present, with intentions to open paths for survival, longevity and prosperity for humankind.

Humankind has evolved through the following eras:

  • Nature evolved to generate Homo sapiens sometime around 200.000 (300.000 or more) years B.C.,
  • The first prehistoric era was from 202,000 (300,000 years and more) B.C., to around 70,000 years B.C. This was the time of human settlements as tribes, groups and individuals living sustainably within the biosphere of planet Earth’s natural surroundings. Humankind was learning about living conditions, local and regional environments, flora and fauna, natural happenings, social life and other relevant knowledge. It was a time of strong male and female leaders. Polytheistic gods became important, linking natural occurrences and humankind. These people led a nomadic life of hunting and gathering;
  • 73,000 plus/minus 4,000 years ago: Toba volcano on the present Sumatra, Indonesia erupted (now known as Toba Lake). As a result of this mega eruption, six to ten volcano winters occurred. The global community of Homo sapiens decreased and experienced a possible extinction. At Rift Valley in East Africa a group of 10,000 to 15,000 people became the new origin of humanity;
  • The present global community of Homo sapiens has built its own world of humans in the biosphere of the requisitely holistic system of the Earth; and
  • Presently, humankind is confronted with new and challenging changes of the living conditions within the biosphere of planet Earth. The changes are a result of the existence of humankind without an understanding of Universal Nature and the nature of planet Earth. The life of humans without the knowledge and understanding of the biosphere and nature of the Earth is causing changes within the Earth’s systems and its systemic operations. Actually, at present, humanity is in very bad shape. Only one per cent are the ruling class and 99 per cent are its subjects.
  • I think Homo sapiens may experience extinction during the twenty first century. Important researchers and research institutions share this fear.
  • Humankind is experiencing a lack of population management and steadily increasing health issues, such as genetic invalidity of body and mind. If humanity continues as usual, the end is predictable.

Global citizenship, according to The World Philosophical Forum based in Athens, Greece, means increased knowledge and understanding of Universal Nature, the nature of Earth, its biosphere, systems and systemic operations and are described as such: Earth Citizens – they are people of Earth, who have passed civil education and have studied the Minimum of civil knowledge, follow it, live an active social life based on this knowledge and understanding, i.e., have formed a civil consciousness and self-awareness, teach other members of Earth’s human population and continue civic studies during their entire life.

The Minimum of civil knowledge includes:

  • Basic philosophical, ethical and aesthetical knowledge;
  • "Big History", including the history of religions, theism and secularism, and the modern scientific picture of the World;
  • Trans-universalism, universal ideology and Universal Constitution of Earth;
  • Aristotle’s Table of the types of state (political) governance and modern typical structures of self-management;
  • The latest list of ”the Fundamental Values and Vices”, based on wisdom, reason, morality, justice, and responsibility;
  • Basic Duties and Rights of Humankind (Human Beings) and a Citizen;
  • The structure of the world economy, the political and geographical maps of the Earth;
  • The healthy and orderly way of life.

Regarding the life of the Citizens of the Earth XXI, the pattern of modern life is becoming more typical–social, i.e. for the common good. Earth citizens are obliged to fulfil human and civil duties and enjoy human and civil rights.

But their main civil rights and duties are to continue civic education throughout their life, to teach civic knowledge to other people, to be socially active and socially responsible, to take active part in the social life of local community, to care about Nature: flora, fauna, and the environment as a whole. They should support and work on the protection of humankind, nature, space and environment.

Following the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization "Medium-Term Strategy for 2014 - 2021" the global formation of Earth - XXI Citizenship, “The Citizen of the Earth XXI” (twenty-first century) is our descendant with universal upbringing, education and lifelong learning enriched with knowledge, understanding, individual social responsibility and respect for Nature and the nature of a requisitely holistic planet Earth system, the Sun star system, the Milky Way galaxy system and other galaxies, the Universe or Cosmos and what are presumed as Nature.

The Citizen of the Earth XXI is decent, and individually and socially responsible for humankind, understanding, knowledgeable, with the capability of living under conditions within the biosphere of the planet Earth and the behaviour of social beings living with respect, peace, honour, reason, justice, morality, wisdom and sustainability.

Important issues to consider are:

  • The new philosophy to support the new education system for universal upbringing, education and lifelong learning;
  • The new adequate learning system;
  • The new content of the work for universal upbringing, education and lifelong learning;
  • The role of the requisitely holistic approach to allow for the knowledge and understanding of the past and present;
  • The role of contemporary knowledge about Universal Nature;
  • The truth about origin, life and individual social responsibility of humans;
  • The corrections of the role of mankind and womankind in the line of universal upbringing, education and lifelong learning;
  • The role of manners, reasons, respect, peace, justice, morality and wisdom should be a part of upbringing and education systems; and
  • To establish united global human population living in the global governing system.

My recommendation to humankind of the present is to do all the best for introduction of the universal upbringing, education and lifelong learning of our descendants. At present, very few humans embody all the qualities to be, act and work as citizens of the Earth.

It should be a priority of present humankind leaders (not the money monster master leaders among them), to seriously act, work and establish universal upbringing, education and lifelong learning as a new system for upgrading our descendants to be ready for new challenges, a harmonious and complementary coexistence of humankind and nature, and the sustainability of humankind.

The entire global community of humankind needs to adjust the present to meet the needs of the future. It is a great responsibility of humankind to follow the proper vision for the future of our descendants.

In conclusion, I wish for humanity and for the survival of our descendants, longevity, prosperity, good life, knowledge, understanding, philosophy, reason, peace, justice, morality, wisdom and a sustainable future for sustainability.

Notes

1 Recent research reports the year 300.000 as the beginning of the Homo sapiens civilization.