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    Re: Why humans are screwed...

    Humans are at times close to the Animal nature in times of stress. When resources are in short supply,in some countries, and your neighbors have a more abundant amount,then as happens from time to time,the country that has little attacks the country with more. These they are predicting as water and other necessity's become scarce because of global warming,we will see wars break out,and large groups migrating like we now see from the War in Syria,but it may be in a much larger amount.
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    Re: Why humans are screwed...

    Right on Anu, that reptilian brain. It's going to be hell.

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    Re: Why humans are screwed...

    Quote Originally Posted by Azvanna View Post
    I love the recylabe diaper idea.

    So why do you think it's so hard for us to extend our love of family to strangers? Even familial love has it boundaries.

    I'm not so sure it's a lack of love but at times there is simply genuine incongruity with differing ways of life. We war for many reasons, not the least of these being a response to an idea. We believe our ideas are the best. Our way of living is the best. We cannot suffer defiance. One of those solutions 'love of the unborn' could be so twisted. I'm sure many nuns in Australia believed that they were doing the right thing for the child when they took in and re-educated stolen aboriginal children. Love balanced with something else...
    I've been off work for two days, due to massive pain. I'm going to try to get this out between spasms, so if I skip niceties, or If my response lacks elegance, attribute it to that. I do need to get my mind off my current experience, though, so thanks for giving me something to talk about.

    First, extending love to strangers - hard because for almost the entirety of human history, and through our evolutionary history, we lived under conditions when the bast chances for survival were to trust nobody you didn't know - family, klan, locals. Our brains are, literally, hardwired to distrust. Our brains are also hardwired to love, though - both are in our nature. As humans, we can chose which impulse we go with, though. But unless one actually makes the choice one will go with whichever impulse is, at the time, strongest. Which will be strongest is dependent on a lot of different conditions.

    Second, different ways of life - yes, this is what tells us we are dealing with a stranger. Different appearance, different manner of speaking, different beliefs, different values, other differences - these things chafe, and our brains scream "Warning! Warning! Difference = stranger, stranger = danger!" It very literally takes a concious effort, and some experience with a variety of "others" before that choice will even seem to make sense. Some strangers do need to be feared, some differences are too great to overcome. But on the other hand, most differences are pretty minor. I'm old enough to remember when people in Michigan wouldn't eat tacos because they were "Mexican food." Seems pretty stupid today...

    Third, about those nuns - this is where self knowledge comes in, particulary honesty, and that self-honesty we call "integrity." Compassion without these so easily goes astray. The individual can't seperate "what a person actually needs" from "what I think that person needs." In fact, the second statement invariably masquarades as the first statement, because one's personal agenda (in the case of the nuns, maybe it was "Christianize those pagan babies and save them from hell," or something along those lines) is invisible to one who has not hunted it out and met it face-to-face.

    None of these things are ever going to work out perfectly. Humans aren't capable of perfection. But they are certainly capable of being a hell of a lot better than they currently are.
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    Did you pull your back B. De.,I have that at times,and the pain sucks.
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    Re: Why humans are screwed...

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    Did you pull your back B. De.,I have that at times,and the pain sucks.
    Yeah, something like that, with a few other complications tossed in just 'cause God hates atheists...
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    Take care,and get better soon,usually takes a few weeks at times. Last time for me was like 3 weeks.

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    Re: Why humans are screwed...

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    Thing is B. De.,God doesn't hate you,because he does not believe in you
    Oh good. That's comforting
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    Hope you feel better. Pain is a pain.

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