What is humanity’s greatest need?
I asked this question of a group of people recently, and got differing answers. Many of them cited survival. The need for food, water, shelter. Of course, that didn’t surprise me; these needs are obvious, some of the most basic and essential aspects of being human. We’re not gods – we need to work hard to simply keep existing.
But maintaining existence is not really the preeminent need of the human race. If it were, what would be the point of existing at all? If we only live to survive, if our greatest aim is just to fill out a lifetime, it would be better not to have lived at all. No, this question has its root in something far more profound.