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^ Since these topics are usually so bland.
There is a prevalent belief amongst all mankind that perfection (which I will define as a universal state of goodness) is something to be reached by moving forward, and indeed advances in things like technology and social understanding do improve things. We think that by globalization our efforts we can overcome the seemingly enigmatic root cause of suffering.
In doing so we are deceiving ourselves... just like a magic trick where the magician draws your attention away from the sleight of hand, our attention is continually drawn away from human intention towards human effort, and we see the efforts I mentioned above and say to ourselves it is good to do these things. However, does this make us good? or does it merely allow us to become whatever we want on the inside as long as we are a part of a good effort?
Let's be realistic... even if the entire world were unified in a single effort under the name of globalization, it still consists of roughly ~7 billion individuals, each with their own imperfect intentions. Thus, it is a logical eventuality that this effort will not reach it's goal of universal good.
Ironically, this trend is the opposite of what is required if we were ever to reach such a goal. Self-actualization, on an individual or global scale, can never result in what we're attempting to achieve by it in any lasting, harmonious way.
Actually, I think the best thing to do is entirely remove our focus from efforts and results and refocus them on individual reform, because no matter what it all starts with individuals and their intentions... we need this focus to eradicate issues such as the greed that causes political and economic "mistakes" like the stock market last year.