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Originally posted by SimiusDei
The wishful thinking that is world peace, while great in theory, is an impossibility. There are several reasons for this. I will list a few of the many here.
1. Conflict is in our nature. Even in a house of only two, conflict is NEVER completely avoided. Most of us even have a habit of PERSONAL conflict just to feed that desire in us to always be at odds with SOMETHING, even when alone.
2. There is ALWAYS a victim. Even when there is no aggressor, we, as a species, have a habit of making ourselves victims on a near daily basis. It seems as if we are incapable of taking blame for the majority of our faults. Therefore, we must always have someone or something to lay the blame on.
3. We are animals. As much as most of us would like to think that we are so much better than every other species on this planet, we are, in fact, animals. Being animals, we all have NATURAL animal instincts inside of us. For the most part, they are not at conflict with "peace", however, there are certain natural instincts within us all that will ALWAYS be at conflict with the idea of "peace". One of our basic instincts is self preservation. However, destruction and chaos are instincts that can come out in all of us at certain times. These two NATURAL instincts are in direct conflict with each other. As long as these instincts are present, there can never be a "true" peace.
World peace, in theory, is great. However, in reality it is quite impossible. Asking for world peace is akin to asking us to deny parts of ourselves that make us human. Rage and dominance are two human qualities that will NEVER be completely done away with nor should they be. Our range of emotions is one of the main things that make us human. To deny any part of that, no matter how bad we see that part, is to deny some of the very things that make us human.
I say, before we need to even THINK world peace, we need to work toward getting a bit of peace within ourselves. If we can do that, perhaps "world peace" won't seem quite so important.
That's my two pennies anyhow.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Appreciating diversity is only difficult for the immature imbecile.
Originally posted by nicolet
reply to post by SimiusDei
our collective world is a reflection of each and every single one of us as individuals. it is therefore only a person who cannot imagine himself at peace who cannot imagine a peaceful world.
Originally posted by RABiam
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
False Flag Space War for world peace
....kudos kudos...that was definitely outside of my box. Not anymore though,
I'll be watching you curiousity. Not sure if anyone would buy it, if the aliens
didn't actually show up.