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Governance and Well Being

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posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 02:04 PM
All living beings want to feel good.

That is the goal of all living beings.

It should be the duty and goal of every government and policy - to be conducive to well being.

That is the goal - for the individual, and for the whole.


If we were a small tribe, living in a remote region, then we are the ones to make the rules. We can choose any system we like. Naturally, we should choose one that is best for everyone, however that does not seem to be the case in our world.

Now why is that?

I think that is a really important question.

Why is it that we do not choose a system of government that is the best for all beings on this earth?

I'll leave this question open for discussion...


My own thoughts: Can we have for example, a system of government that protects the rights of all chickens and cows on this planet from being slaughtered?

This policy will likely not take place due to chickens and cows being the food for many humans, so there is a conflict of interest there. The opinions of cows and chickens also do not have any influence on government policy.

Many humans on this Earth are also like cows and chickens, in that they are exploited by other beings and humans.

Just as humans use cattle to plow fields, and horses for transportation, humans mange to exploit other humans to do their work. Some humans manage to get through their days in comfort, while others toil in fields and do hard work.

Just as a Grizzly will defend it's position on a stream for the best spot to catch salmon, by tooth and nail, so too will the people who are in the best 'places'.

So while there is exploitation, and subjugation, I think we can still still employ a certain degree of fairness or 'right-ness' where all beings can achieve their maximum well being.

While many in high places feel like they are doing good for themselves with their policies of greed. In fact, due to their ignorance, they are just destroying the world around them on which they themselves depend.. and who can remain happy in a miserable dysfunctional world?

posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by nOraKat

Treat others as you would want them to treat you? Very easy concept to grasp IMO, but it seems that greed and power over others will always be the rule of law.

For instance, I have a young female friend who just got a job in a nursing home and the person training her sits and watches tv while my friend takes care of the patients. No oversite from this individual who feels she now is in power and in charge to make sure my friend does the job properly or not, but a feeling of entitlement and power to sit and watch tv just because she can.........

It seems if you give a human authority over another, it usually goes to their head and the power is always misused against those who they now have authority over...

posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by seeker1963

Just human nature I guess..

Everybody wants to ride the gravy train.

What everyone doesn't realize is that if everyone does this collectively, they screw themselves also.

posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 06:52 PM
edit on 9-12-2012 by nOraKat because: (no reason given)

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