reply to post by BiggerPicture
We do have a long way to go.
I disagree with your second thought though. I believe any noble species would have gone through the same trials we have gone through and will go
through. Think about it, how would one learn to be noble if the contrast of nobility had never been demonstrated. How would a society know the value
of peace without ever having experience the horrors of war.
Look at Vulcans, yes they are fictitious, but follow me here. In Star Trek, their history was riddled with violence, war, death, and despair but
through all of that they forged a new path. A path of logic, tranquility, wisdom, and nobility.
A race that has achieved such a level of nobility would look at us as if we were infants. Nothing more than toddlers venturing out in the back yard.
However, I believe we would have a similar history and therefore a similar future.