MY PHILOSOPHICAL WORLD VIEW
I believe that all humans are fundamentally different from animals. I do not believe that humans are born with innate knowledge, hereditary or otherwise, nor do I believe that knowledge is acquired merely from sensory perception. Rather, I believe that all human beings are born, not with knowledge, but more importantly with the innate “power of judgement.” That from the beginning of life, the acquisition of knowledge is based on discoveries made possible by the application of this power.
I believe this quality is universal in all human beings, and it is this which makes us equal in our potential to develop. In this, I believe that the oppression of any individual that damages or destroys this innate potential power, for whatever reason, is a crime against any future contribution to society that such a person could make. This is why poverty, which interferes with this ability, has been such an important issue for me.
It is my view that the purpose of individual human existence is to do the greatest good for the most people, which includes those not yet born. Only then can society be benefited by the continuing necessary contributions required to solve the problems for the continuation of society. Failure to respect, develop, or nurture those creative powers of discovery in those born into society, is a violation of natural law. No society can exist for long if it continually violates natural law.
With this said, I oppose any characterization of humanity as a curse on nature. Nor do I believe that the world is overpopulated because of “running out of resources.” What makes us uniquely human enables humanity to discover unknown principles on which to tap undiscovered resources. Looking at the breadth of human economic history, from the discovery of fire to the harnessing of the atom, we can see clearly that the only actual shortage is the lack of people and their developed potential to innovate and find new solutions to the problems that impact the human condition and society.