This is the saddest truth about life. People use ‘We’ when they are in adversity. And it turns to ‘I’ when adversity turns to prosperity.
Now imagine that people used ‘I’ when they were in adversity. Would they even get out of it that way? Without cooperating effectively, we can only use a minute fraction of our full potential.
What you’ve stated isn’t really sad. It’s a good, but not optimal development. After all, the development consisted in turning adversity into prosperity. The real issues are the limits to effective cooperation. How can we work together towards a meaningful common goal? That’s far from trivial. It’s the challenge whose answer defines how well we will live.
I’d say it’s the perception of most people that a rich society means a poor individual resulting in egomania as a virtue.
Sad for whom? That’s the biggest problem we face with such subjective questions. Using ‘we’ ind adversity and ‘I’ in prosperity is mayhaps natural – at least the ‘we’ part could be linked back to how human groups work. While the ‘I’ part may be set by society.
I don’t think this is a ‘truth of life’ either. Since life exists with or without humanity.
The saddest truth of life may be that there plainly is no truth to life. But let’s roll with it anyway.
you mean the saying:
the strong one is the most powerful alone