I really hope this is the right forum to be posting this in! All though I have been on ATS a while now I am still classed as a noobie!
please feel free to move
I like to think about things and generally ask questions about why our nature as humans is the way it is. And I just wanted to give you guys some food
for thought, whether or not it suits your appetite is fine, but I would like to open some descent discussion on this.
So what is my thought on human nature? And why is it simple yet complicated?... I shall explain.
We as a race are extremely advanced against anything else on this planet. We have built societies, huge buildings, massive infrastructures, wireless
communications and we have even learnt to leave this planet! Albeit not that far just yet. And this is all amazing stuff!! However, looking at it,
things like the economy, weapons, war, democracies, dictatorships and what not, what actual benefit do they have to us as a race?
Yes, they give us a civilised lifestyle. Yes, they prove our intelligence and advancement of a life-form. Yes, they set us above anything else on the
planet. But, humans as a collective, are we really happy?
Of course many of the advancements we have make our lives extremely happy and privileged. But I am talking about the race as a whole, not individuals
Let's think about it. And I will use the economy as an example, because no matter what way you look at it, the economy is the root of most problems
The economy is not a natural law. We do not need an economy to exist. We could have everything we have now, without an economy. See how this gets
complicated? You might be saying, but without my $300,000's how am I meant to have my super car? Well, if we were to have the same life we have now,
but without an economy and you wanted a super car. You just have one. No fuss. No debt. Just go and have a super car.
The economy is just a burden we have put on ourselves. Yes the economy defines power on earth. But as a race, why do we need it? Surely we would be a
much happier and superior race if we all lived together, anyone could have anything they like and no one would suffer. Yes there would be violence in
the world, but that's because it is human nature to fight. But isn't most fighting now days down to people with money and power trying to
It's all very frustrating. It's an easy thought for me to have, but justifying it and trying to make it materialise is very complicated. I hope
people understand what I am saying here. And I wanted to say it because.... Well why not?