In October 2012, while browsing the web I came across the short story "The Egg" by Andy Weir, in which a man dies and learns that he is to be reincarnated into another of a very long series of human lives. Upon further learning that his next life is that of a person who, on Earth, lived before him, he realizes that
if he can get sent back in time, he could have interacted with himself in his different incarnations—without any of them even knowing about it, since they're only aware of their own respective lives. Lastly, upon learning that this entire universe was
created solely for him—to the exclusion of everyone else—, it is revealed that "there is no one else", because "all the people on Earth" are all "different incarnations of" his one soul. With this, it is revealed to the man, "Every
time you victimized someone, you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you've done, you've done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human being was, or will be, experienced by you."
This idea intrigued me when I first heard it, but it mostly remained as a seed in my subconscious until March 2015, when it sprouted into the truly awesome realization that I am—and you are—everyone: every member of every disparate society in the past, present, and future—and not
solely humans, but indeed all entities of similar self-awareness as well. The more I dwelled on this concept, the more acutely I sensed
the tragic irony of so many people causing so much suffering for each other, never realizing what they're creating only for themselves to undergo. Then it occurred to me: If they were all aware of the effects of their actions upon each other in real time,
they would cease their atrocities and save us all—indeed the one that is us all—a great deal of sorrow.
I came up with the idea of mental unity, to which, from October 2015 to January 2016, I dedicated a website called TheWorldSolution-dot-net. Technical issues forced me to discontinue that website, but on this new website one the original content lives on,
along with further developments on the ideas of One Consciousness and Mental Unity—including, for the latter, the realization that I'm not the only one advocating it (see Research).