In order to figure anything out, one must either start from the very beginning or the end – from the beginning of creation or from its final goal. After all, what’s in the middle belongs to our work, free choice. By analyzing the beginning and the end, we have to understand what we have to do in the middle.
The modern person is sinking in loneliness, but society does not throw him a life-buoy. With the exception of Islam, the role of religion as a source of support is dwindling to nothingness.
Time is produced by one’s egoism. Time is the feeling of a deficit, of the difference between what exists and what will exist. However, if one perceives the future as something that has already been received, something that is already present, then he does not feel time – he does not have the sense that there is something missing today which will come in the future.
Professor Ervin Laszlo was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2004 and 2005. He is a doctor of philosophy at Sorbonne University, an honorary doctor at universities in the U.S., Canada, Finland and Hungary, a professor of philosophy, systems science and futurological research.