We are both individuals and expressions of the universe. These are not mutually exclusive. The idea of no-self means that we do not interrupt this oneness with our individuality.
There is no shortage of people who want to
do creative work and no shortage of creativity. What is scarce is the money to
pay them. If the creative class were a marginal, fringe sector of our economy,
this apparent lack of collective value might make some sense on a superficial
level, but in fact research shows that the creative class is central to
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The way we produce food nowadays will be replaced by other ways that don't depend on mass infusions of nonrenewable resources. What makes it difficult for many people to factor them into a sense of the future is that the alternative methods don't look like industrial agriculture at all.