reply to post by Wetpaint72
I knew exactly what you were saying
You are saying "as silly as it may sound" about being nice to people to someone who has "Radiant state of
Love" as their signature on a public forum and has made posts like this
My overall point is that even if everyone smiled, respected, and loved another things would still need to be "done," so how would they be done? What
kind of shifts would take place that might hinder the process? Likely, industries would change (perhaps drastically), markets would adapt (perhaps
drastically). i mean, the very competitive price structure that our entire market is based on comes from a completely different base than what we are
speaking about. Will money still be viewed in the same way? How will things be done if not? The shift into these different systems will inevitably
cause a ripple, and how do we minimize and mitigate its effects? i just dont feel this is something that will be started then *poof* everything works
flawlessly. We are talking about a change that would shake society to its core. What structures, systems, and stories will take the place of the
destructive ones of before? Such things may be based
in things like respect, Love, kindness, co-operation, but that does not define how we
will operate as a society with a different perspective, base, and goals than what the old systems were built on.
Perhaps such planning isnt done because it is still viewed as something hundreds of years away?
Id say it is this lack of real substance, planning, and foresight that hinders the movements success overall. When others are exposed to it, it seems
like some idealistic nonsense that has been heard for decade after decade from all kinds of different people. This leads to the notion, from both the
"yea" and "nay" side, of a problem-proof, eternal utopia and such a thing will change no ones mind if it has not already. It attains the quality of a
"dream" because that is all it is seen as by many of those who are espousing it as a solution. It seems everyone knows what "needs" to be done, but
they dont know "how" to do it, realistically. People hear that "Love will solve all problems," but they hear no actual solutions to the problems.
Problems do obviously still exist in such a world, they are just approached with Mother Culture idea of Love and respect as a base, instead of the
Mother Culture idea of competition/profit. So, how do you think that would change things? How would that be presented to actually show that houses
are still built, and meals cooked, without saying "Love (or smiles) will do it?"
edit on 2-3-2011 by sinohptik because: (no reason