posted on May, 7 2005 @ 03:20 PM
I agree that perfection is not attainable..the journey is motivated solely by a perpetually distant objective, it was designed that way...
And you're right, humans compete, it's our nature. I think the important thing is to change the field of competition. Reduce instances of physical
conflict by making it detrimental to health and wealth. Encourage scholastic and intelectual competition, by instituting a meritocracy in place of a
democracy. Basically, reward people for actions that are erudite, compassionate, and non-injurious.
For example, in a good meritocracy, all necessities are taken care of, and people compete for comfort, not survival. That alone takes the edge off
the need to murder, steal, etc.
A strong military is necessary to prevent attacks and police citizens, but no more. There would be no need for international agression, and so those
defending against it would be fully justified in crushing the attackers without mercy.
I think the key to world peace is separation, because you're right, we're very different in a lot of ways, and we have millenia worth of baggage
that we're carrying, religious, ethnic, and what not. We have all these continents, and all this ocean, let's use it!