Daily life necessitates that I interact with other people. Aside from this, I am bounded by biological tendencies to socialize.
While my interpretation of external stimuli creates my internal reality, external conditions also profoundly influence my ability to generate and savor desired internal states.
I cannot, therefore, ignore external conditions.
For example, a world where freedom is optimized helps me feel more Ginhawa.
So, to curate my inner reality, I need to do two things:
- Practice inner work.
- Curate my environment to support my inner reality.
Since these are two different tasks, the question is: How much time should I dedicate to each other?
It seems like I could easily influence my immediate environment, but I couldn’t influence the entire world or even my country if I don’t hold power.
Powerless individuals can only influence large bodies if they form aggregates.
Their individual actions may seem irrelevant until it combines with others following suit.
This is still a selfish act. You do this to improve your inner reality and to make things easier for you.