Can humans ever achieve peace?
Hey there everybody,
I was doing some thinking for the past week or so in light of the current developments in the middle east and I was just curious to get some feedback: Do you think humans are capable of living in peace between one another on a global (or at least significant) level? Please elaborate as much as you care to, I’m curious to hear your ideas!
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@adobb, No we cannot. You cannot have cultural/religious/ethical beliefs & practices as diverse as our race’s and maintain universal peace. It just can’t happen. Beliefs and practices aside altogether, as products of Nature, we are inherently hardwired to fight over resources, food, shelter, etc (just like every other animal!) Given our intellect and use of tools, we have evolved to create many creative and nightmarish ways of conducting those fights.
Embrace conflict as part of a greater balance–a means of controlling the population of a species which has the capability to entirely deplete Earth’s resources singlehandedly–you may just find peace in that!
I can’t recall where, but I read this somewhere on HE probably. “How can there be peace in the world when there are people who make money Out of wars.”
I think it’s all a question of wether we can learn to tolerate each other – i don’t care what peoples beliefs are – as long as they don’t bother me, and if they do I try to imagine what made them do that, and once I get to the conclusion that there must always be a reason of some kind it get’s easier to forgive them. If everyone had this mindset I couldn’t see how an actual war could come about. Sadly this kind of mindset takes sacrifice of your pride and resources, something a lot of people aren’t too fond of. Right now I can’t really see it. but then again though the world is so intricate the answers are so damn simple!
I’d say it would take too long for that change. I believe that a superior sense of respect and love should be brought to EVERY single human, above other beliefs, like a real big change in the whole society, an unconscious one. But that’s not the way it works…
@adobb, Yes – they, (and they means you) can. They must begin by trying.
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So long as there are people in the world that are willing to kill or be killed for what they believe in, you will never have world peace.
I think that it is in theory possible for humans to achieve peace, but due to our way of like it would be hard if not impossible to reach. If everyone changed the way they think I believe it would be quite possible.
It’s not reaching peace that’s the problem (even though it’s unlikely to happen). It’s how long it would take for someone to be corrupted by it.
@adobb, I don’t know if we can ever achieve total, complete peace, but I do think that a lot of violence and crime ultimately has its roots in lack. If everybody had enough stuff to survive, I think a lot of the violence would go away. I mean, there’s probably going to be assholes who are never satisfied always wanting more, and bullies, and just plain crazy people who enjoy hurting others, but then, we’ll just have to get to the roots of those psychological conditions. I saw a video shortly after the Embassy attacks in North Africa this year by the Amazing Atheist on YouTube, something about giving the Middle East an Ipod. Basically he said everyone there is so pissed off because religion is all they have, and they don’t have any other distractions like all the modern stuff we’ve got in the first world. Kind of like how in the inner cities here, there’s not much else for people to do but join gangs, society doesn’t provide a more attractive alternative. So yea, I agree. I’m not saying consumerist culture is the answer at all, I’m just saying if you give people something to do, they’ll probably choose that over violence.
Everyone has one thing in common, a motivator, and end game, something they want to attain. It is all well and good if a people only want the opportunity to earn that themselves, that is only fair, but when you have people who want to bypass all those steps that earn, to believe that something is owed them by right, you have a problem. People deserve an education, you cannot deny them such and expect them to be relatively self-sufficient and a valued contributer to society. Then they deserve the opportunity to put that education to work, to earn what ever it is they want as compensation for their contribution.
Not with me around bitchez
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nope, simply because people are IGNORANT
Get rid of these hypocritical religions.
I would take out all religion, if I was to make the first step towards peace.
Mmm, no. Because http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsAaLNMtb1A
I think peace is possible. These next few months / years are going to be so challenging for us, but if we get through them as a conscious, compassionate collective, then I believe that a peaceful utopia could be ours.
I don’t know. I do know that having a global culture is something this lifetime has never experienced before, so there must be new things to consider.
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