posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 11:07 PM
Great analysis, and I very much enjoyed reading your thread post. So many people seem to be incapable of analyzing themselves and their own decision
making processes, yet are quick to analyze everyone else. Very few stop and say to themselves "hey, I am basically doing the same thing that I
condemned others for doing." And you are absolutely right that this has to do with selfishness. Personally, I think this mentality is a byproduct of
Capitalism. Of course there are likely more dynamics, but I figure that Capitalism is the main factor in breeding and perpetuating this "me"
I assume that there are people who have figured out that the sate of our country is going to decline in proportion to the amount of wealth that is
controlled by the super-elite. The top 1% of "earners," and I am not using that word as a verb, control around half of the wealth of the ENTIRE
nation of the USA. That is mind-blowing to think about, and it is not that hard to see why so many people are scrambling to "get what they can"
while they are able. This is not an excuse, but simply an observation.
There is nothing that an individual can really do to solve the problem of the distribution of wealth, but I think that individuals could change their
own attitudes and the way they treat their fellow man. Areas like this always get me thinking about how great religious institutions could be in
helping people with their outlook on life, thus their behavior. And for those who for whatever reason deny the possibility of God, and thus refuse
religion, they should take up the philosophy of morals as their biblical or sacred text, and practice what they are taught. If those who claim to be
Christians actually practiced what their religion tells them to practice, considering how many Christians there are in the US, our country would be a
lot better off. And although some of it is the fault of corrupt religious institutions, the majority of the failure is due to the individual and their