From time to time Stephen Hawking tends to make certain claims that seem well, unreasonable. But hey, he is Stephen Hawking, and anything he says probably should be taken as gospel.
He has recently spoken on post-Brexit Britain and how it needs to reevaluate the value it puts on money and material wealth.
He wrote all about this in an essay in The Guardian, in which he pointed out the referendum results that were driven by attitudes towards wealth and how us humans value possessions and prioritize wealth.
“I argued during the referendum campaign that it would be a mistake for Britain to leave the European Union,” Hawking claimed.
“I’m sad about the result, but if I’ve learned one lesson in my life it is to make the best of the hand you are dealt. Now we must learn to live outside the EU, but in order to manage that successfully we need to understand why British people made the choice that they did.”
He strongly believes that our approach towards wealth must change.
He said: “We will need to adapt, rethink, refocus and change some of our fundamental assumptions about what we mean by wealth, by possessions, by mine and yours. Just like children, we will have to learn to share.”
Hawking believes this time is delicate and crucial, and we can’t continue to let ourselves for divided nations.
He never seems to fail us with his brilliant outlook on life, and while it’s quite heavy, he ends on the point that human beings are endlessly resourceful.