One is not saved alone, where “alone” refers not only to human beings but to the entire animal and plant ecosystem of the Earth.
It is not possible to save ourselves alone … and there is more: it is necessary, by human-natural obligation and not only ethical-moral obligation, to care for others, where others, once again, are all the living on our planet and suffering and non-suffering humanity, undoubtedly.
This is because “the existence of each of us is linked to that of others: life is not time passing, but time of encounter” . Being social forms of life then is only the first step: loving and caring, taking care is the final goal, which completes us as a new humanity.
Today’s society, on the other hand, seems to want to keep us in a state of immaturity, educating us to the absence of relationships, to selfish individualism, which makes us see our neighbor as a stranger, an enemy, a waste of time. We do not want to waste time on “other people’s problems”: these, Pope Francis reminds us, are “symptoms of a sick society” . A consumerist ideology of life and also of relationships, disposable, that cannot but result in the destruction and total collapse of everything, once the deceptions of this system are revealed. We are the first to be at risk, as well as the environment.