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very few people in the peaceful societies glorify individualism, ego-satisfaction, or material self-interest: they tend to cherish gentleness, nonaggression, and interpersonal harmony instead. They do not approach other human beings in a confrontational, aggressive, or violent fashion. Instead, they tend to relate to others, at least within their own societies, in a harmonious, nonviolent manner.
Some of the peaceful societies are able to maintain their nonviolence because they live in very isolated locations—islands, remote deserts, or dense forests.
Some of the peaceful societies are very small, numbering in the hundreds of people, while others number in the tens of thousands, or more. These small-scale societies range from foragers to people who thrive at the fringes of contemporary high-tech societies. They hunt and gather, fish and forage, farm and trade, hide in the forest and run for the legislature.
Originally posted by ahnggk
For whenever the influence of "popular culture" is absent, there a much greater chance of peaceful and highly sustainable human societies emerging!
Originally posted by SunnyDee
reply to post by olaru12
I'd definitely agree with you the communications is the reason for the place we're at these days, but I disagree that any one person or small company could go and produce some media and change our world.
Perhaps but Bill Gates certainly changed the world. Just look out the window!
This post, this thread and infact this web site is a direct result of his vision. To allow us to communicate, as strangers, almost instantaneously, with video and sound if we so choose.... That not world changing?
And how many people carry a small piece of Steve Jobs in their pocket? Capable of accessing the "tribe" of your choice, world wide.
imo...it's the communication, now possible, that perhaps might bring us together as one people and possibly be our salvation as a species.edit on 25-7-2013 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)
No, I think it would be difficult to start a media business that promotes anything to such a great and worldy success, that would not get corrupted by greed.
Originally posted by olaru12
Might I suggest....if you want to change the prevailing culture; start your own production company, and promote your agenda and see if anyone responds.
Be the change you want to see...start here
Originally posted by SunnyDee
I'll tell you the solution. If the grids went down for a long while, we may climb our way out to a better place, may. Lot's of death and learning along the way.
Originally posted by ItDepends
However, I believe you are missing humanities innate ability, desire and need to improve one's current lifestyle.. Those small peaceful societies that you have referenced are near extinction because of their lack of ability to keep up with changing times.