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Originally posted by BIHOTZ
reply to post by crawdad1914
Thanks for that. That was.....exactly what I think I needed to hear. I do feel that there is a responsibility to our species and our world. I see what you are saying and it is humbling.
That said, the reason why we must preserve those things that make us unique as a people and celebrate those things individualy that let us find common ground is because those things are, more often than not, the bonds that show us that we are not so different after all. The pact between people valued over the demand placed upon their cohesion.
Little pixel against another little pixel.....yeah. made allot of sense there.
I have dreamed about seeing the earth with my own eyes from space. It must be so many things beyond words.
Thanks for reminding me. That was a great post. Thank you.
edit on 1-8-2012 by BIHOTZ because: fix
Originally posted by Acidtastic
How can I be proud of England?
I'm not from England...but if it wasn't for the English then the notion of civility and decency may never have been born.
The English deserve a lot of credit for today's civilized man (true, we're not perfect by any means but the English gave us a strong push in the right direction that almost always goes uncredited).
If I were in your boots, I'd be very proud to call England home.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
That tier is actually love and belonging and can be satisfied by anything from a pet to a best friend to a harem of women.
The desire to be part of a collective doesnt stem from the third tier but from a failure to self actualize and are attempts to clear up identity uncertainty.
Doesnt matter what the group is, national identity, political party, Facebook group or international terrorists. The behavior of joining an external group is a disorder.
Originally posted by Golf66
Are you saying anyone who seeks a group for fellowship and security has a mental disorder and only individuals who maintain social distance and isolation (physical or emotional) from others are truly well adjusted? I don’t buy that at all…