Life on Earth has gone through different phases. Since the advent of industrialism, development has accelerated and this is progressing. It can be described as raising the energy level and time will start to go faster. Tendencies to be overcome are such as desire for ownership, self-assertion, egoism and nationalism. The world will become a paradise in the not too distant future. Then all people share the same view of life, there are no wars, nor any problems with energy supply. A critical limit has already been crossed and there is no longer any cause for concern. A growing interest in new-age thoughts suggests that it is going in the right direction: "Yes, we are becoming more and more human, and there is more and more love that is actually emerging. And we're thinking more about life. It's a new age like this, and whatever it is, a lot of people who are interested in things like this." Human history is seen in an ethical or moral context. The usual religions have so far played a crucial role in this:
Thousands of years ago, we were barbarians. We killed each other, and it was like… Yes, what did we have? We had Vikings and yes it was raw, and revenge was done on families and killed hello wildly. It was really barbaric. Then came the Old Testament. And then people actually started to sharpen up and become a little more humane. And then came the New Testament, because then you were open to a little more love and things like this.
The people of the North are the forerunners. The fact that the Nordic countries are not directly involved in war is a sign of this. In this corner of the world there is generally a greater human ability or maturity. This maturity manifests itself, for example, as finding it difficult to slaughter animals, something that people from certain other cultures can do without reflecting further on this. Even an interest in sports suggests that the bellicerious mentality has begun to wane in our part of the world.
The vision of a paradisiacal future is still alive. However, a driven individualism or even elitism competes with this goal and there does not really seem to be a strategy for how humanity together will succeed in getting there. "One belongs to a spearhead in society, a group of people with higher knowledge, greater insight, who have progressed further in their spiritual development" (Hammer, 2004, p. 333). Not so much in the interviews is about how the individual can contribute to realizing this future goal, by working politically, organizing or the like. In addition to a general rejection of the establishment and a hiearchic view of nations and peoples, there is virtually no structural analysis. The construction of the new world kingdom does not seem to be about planning or cooperation in the first place, but more about how everyone needs to complement their karma and then you meet later. It's togetherness as a vision, but not so much in practice. This is what Farias et al. (2005) summed up as "holistic individualism".