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How Would You Change America For the Better?

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posted on Apr, 8 2006 @ 04:42 PM

Sorry it took so long to get back. In your reference to Nietzsche, I don't think it was anything so sophisticated, I realize I could be wrong, but I think it boils down to a sense of entitlement in my generation and the two that have followed. I want, therefor I should have. If this is what Nietzsche was saying then you're right. Since I've not read the book, I honestly don't know.

Suzy Ryan.

Does that requirement hold sway in Australia, as well? Not all of us here in the United States are blind to the nations faults. We American's do have a tendency towards a certain level of arrogance, 'tis true, but so do many other nations. It's called pride of place. Many American's aren't about to apologize for it, either.

Radical surgery? Phooey! If anything, we need an arrogance booster shot.

Yes, there are things that could be changed for the better here in America, without a doubt.

Personal involvement in local, and state politics, should be encouraged much more strongly than it is. All politics are local, as the old saying goes. Who did say that anyway?

Some sort of community service requirement for all high school age kids. Something like walk a mile in someone elses shoes. Awaken a sense of community responsibility. I realize that you cannot legislate a sense of civic responsibility, but at least you'd get some use out of the truely spoiled ones, before they go on with their own self indulgent lives.

Those two things would go far in reducing the lack of common courtisey that I've seen running rampant.

posted on Apr, 8 2006 @ 06:01 PM
Hi Seagull,

I too share your concern with the decline societal morality and lack of common courtesy displayed by many. Maybe people are too self-involved these days and can't recognize the common bond of humanity. As for morality in general I brought up Nietzsche because he analyzed it very well (IMHO).

"There are no moral phenomena at all, only moral interpretations of phenomena..." -Nietzsche from Beyond Good and Evil

All politics are local, as the old saying goes. Who did say that anyway?

The line “All politics are local” was a favorite of the late House Speaker Tip O’Neill. I'm not sure if he was the only one to say it though.


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