We can attempt to be reasonable, to seek facts and make our decisions based on values, but we construct imaginary systems, which are influenced a great deal by biases like ethnocentrism and recency.
To affirm that there is some sense of a shared worldview is false. No one knows what they’re doing. No one has any solid inclination of what the road map is. At most, they’re best guesses.
We have a passed down tradition of accepted norms, promulgated by family, community, media, and organizations we trust. Our constructs like the need for private property are largely influenced by great thinkers like Aristotle, Plato, Hobbes, and Locke. And these evolve from cultural influencers – those with confidence.
The average person who attempts to advance an informed opinion about global conflicts is making broad assumptions.
However, we still have a responsibility to attempt to grasp at truths because if we cease attempting to know, we cease the advancement of humanity.
The advancement of the world rests on the determination of individuals who dare to question despite looming and vast uncertainty.
We must press on, questioning the traditions which we have been handed and have faith that it is possible to discover a closer semblance of the right and good, of the ideal pursuit, to make the path a little easier for the next generation.