reply to post by intelligenthoodlum33
I do not believe humans beings are petty. We are very social animals when it comes down to it. Deep down inside, we really do like each other in
general. The problem, as I see it, is that we forget that building, and maintaining, a human society is not something which we can do randomly and
without direct involvement of everyone living is said society. The whole point of forming a society is that we are all connected under common bonds
which we must work hard at maintaining. We, as humans, have become very selfish and egocentric. I do not believe that being selfish and egocentric are
natural human traits. Those are things we learn or are conditioned to accept as desirable personality traits.
Human society, more so in the first world, has become weak and the bonds which we rely on to hold society together are breaking down. We have become
lazy when it comes to matters of society.
We have become petty because we don`t have a strong society which allows us to fully be the social animals we truly are.
So, how do we even start to reverse this trend?
I think it starts with rejecting the idea that we have to be petty just like so many other people in society. It starts with the power of one. I
struggle with this myself due to the sad state of people in society. I want to connect with people on a much more human level. I have noticed that
there are more things which we all have in common then are different. Although, I find that is not easy to get people to even attempt to relax and
just be themselves. This is yet another clear sign of the weakness of society. We think that we need to create some kind of larger than life image of
ourselves in order to get what we want without considering that it really is not about what we want. We must think more about everyone around us and
what they want; which sadly will not be so universal at first due to most people being conditioned to be selfish. So, I try to see what people really
want which is to be able to connect with other humans naturally without having to worry about being accepted.