– “The Brothers Karamazov ”
What is it that would save our modern day society from its impending doom? Dostoevsky offers us a solution, a hundred years ago, social solidarity. Man’s inherently greedy nature continues to be its downfall. Today’s world is every man for himself, but how can we turn things around? How do you convince someone that their isolation is hurting everyone else when they see materialistic gain as success and their only purpose in life? The sad truth is many simply do not care what happens to the rest of society as long as they have what they want. Maybe we’ve reached a point where it’s too late to turn around and establish the solidarity Dostoevsky mentions.
“Unnaturally they are separated”
Humans by nature are creatures who seek one another for mutual gain. Cities weren’t built by one man, likewise they are not destroyed by one man. There remains hope that somehow the idea of unification will flourish and mankind will prosper how it was intended to, together.