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Old 07-15-2009, 02:18 PM
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Give a monkey a brain and he'll swear he's the center of the Universe...


Give him opposable thumbs and he'll really !@#$ things up...
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:00 PM
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Well, despite our war-like nature, bad habits, stupidity, violent tendencies and propensity to hate one another for ridiculous reasons, the fact that we are not only still around, but thriving despite all attempts to the contrary should prove an enigma and a conundrum worthy of the most adavanced minds attempts to solve. Also, there have been those among us who have actually attempted to teach us that all that hatred, mistrust, violence, vanity and ego are wrong. Albiet we did usually burn those illuminated individuals at the stake, draw and quarter them, nail them to crosses, behead them and make them drink Hemlock, and other various and sundry horrible things. Afterward of course, always too late, we realize what wonderful people they were and how good their ideas were and we celebrate them and laud them and try to be like them until the next one comes along and exposes the bad things in us to the light of truth, at which point, of course, we again, kill them.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:36 AM
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Let us not forget Mozart, Van Gogh, the Buddha, Twyla Tharp, Yo Yo Ma, Mother Theresa, et al. We hear about the dregs cause they make better news, but the good outweighs the bad.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:41 AM
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Let us not forget Mozart, Van Gogh, the Buddha, Twyla Tharp, Yo Yo Ma, Mother Theresa, et al. We hear about the dregs cause they make better news, but the good outweighs the bad.
jer..I wish I could agree with you.

But sadly the bad outwheighs the good, so that is why we should cherish the good that exists within ourselves and others.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:01 PM
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I actually see more good than bad in my daily life.

I mean... I live, that means nobody killed my, yet... and nobody tried to kill me, yet. The conclusion is that mankind probably isn't that bad at all and doesn't try to kill others all the time.

In fact mankind is a social animal, that seeks companionship.


The bad sides often appear in extreme situations. In poor countries/regions, where humans still have fight for survival, or when humans have to go to war these extreme situations happen more often than in our affluent societies, but alltogether they still are exceptional conditions.
And then many of the negative effects are just indirect effects, like pollution, nobody of us thought of killing trees/nature when he bought food or a new car or paper he can write on, but though our consumption decisions can indirectly influence the pollution of nature and the trees. Even war isn't decided by the people who fight, but by people who don't take part in the war directly, who don't have to go to war and kill by themselves.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:39 AM
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We should definately cherish and cultivate the good that exists.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:05 AM
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We should definately cherish and cultivate the good that exists.
Yeah, but after 10,000 years of civilization, you'd think it wouldn't be so blasted difficult.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:19 AM
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Yeah, but after 10,000 years of civilization, you'd think it wouldn't be so blasted difficult.
Human nature is to covet things and people...it's a hard thing to get past.
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Human nature is to covet things and people...it's a hard thing to get past.
I envy your serenity.

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Old 07-23-2009, 04:52 AM
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I envy your serenity.

More like praticality...human are extremely flawed creatures by design.
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