We must strive for connection over control. Connection must be first because, without it, we become self-seeking. Once we become self-seeking, the life of others becomes unimportant. The fear of losing what we have becomes greater than compassion, higher than love, more significant than the experience of others. The outcome is the expression of hate, racism, and a feeling of superiority.
What we fail to see is that what we perceive as this other life is part of our very own and contingent upon our survival.
Suffering will be required to wake-up from this state, which is why so many suffer now. The pain is needed to awaken from the insanity of our self-seeking, and to see the truth.
Know that oneness is not some platitude, but the connection between all things that when explored through quantum physics can be known.
Destruction of the planet, animal kingdom, and the lives of other human beings out of fear or for profit is the demise of our future and the lives of everyone who follow us.