posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 02:42 PM
reply to post by Jepic
There would have to be serious mass conditioning going on for there to be peace. Even this will create division. Division begins the cycle
Too many people. The more people the more divisions the harder it becomes to keep them under control.
Not necessarily. All that's required is a tragedy so profound and all-encompassing, people are moved to set aside their differences and recognize the
need to unite for the salvation of the world.
I wish it wasn't so, but sometimes, a good sharp shock is needed to draw attention to the problem. Just as you sometimes must slap a dog's muzzle to
distract it from its self-absorbed mentality, to create that "WTF??" moment - you see this in neuro-linguistic programming, creating a wtf moment
which allows you a window in which to quickly reprogram a certain set of parameters so as to determine a new reaction to stimulus both external and
internal - just as such techniques are needed to tame a dog, so such techniques are sometimes necessary to teach human beings. Like grabbing a man by
the lapels of his coat and shoving him against a wall. His survival instincts kick in and he's paying attention to everything. That's when he really
considers what you're saying to him, because in his mind, his life is threatened.
We could show the world the worst-case results of the divisive programming embedded in our conditioning, show them where that path leads and the hell
we might unleash because of our differences - or maybe we can show them the miracles that can result from a dozen different nationalities and
backgrounds coming together for the good of humanity.
Almost every night, I attend a cook out where different backgrounds and ethnicities come together to enjoy warm food and camaraderie. In spite o our
differences, we see the problems in this country and we help each other to help the community. It's a small scale thing, but our hopes are to see it
grow into something bigger.
Is survival still such a priority in a world where cell phones are commonplace and we have the luxury of choosing which kind of bread we want to buy
without fear of getting knifed for it? Is compassion so overrated that we must ignore the homeless man sitting on the curb because extending a helping
hand is distasteful? Is humility so taboo that we must overlook the poor, the sick, the needy, the helpless, because our own lives are so much more
important than taking 5 minutes to talk with a stranger or buy them lunch and remind them they're not alone in the world?
Is this what our pride and vanity has brought us to? If my fellow man is unwilling to lend a hand when I fall and skin my knee, if I must show my
money before I am shown kindness, then who can I rely on?
No one. Compassion seems to be a rare commodity these days - an omen of hell on earth.