As Globalisation proceeds, we enter an age in which everybody’s actions strongly influence everybody else.
If we realise this, we can then alter our mind-set and strive to build a global society of mutual coexistence and mutual prosperity.
This will be done by going beyond devotion to the interests of the individual or the nation-state and devoting ourselves to the interests of all humanity.
As Dr Martin Luther King said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’.
The key to the solution is the imagination to care for others.
It is the empathising heart, or what Buddhists mean when they talk about mercy.