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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenbach View Post
    The world needs about 6.5 billion more libertarians. Much of the savagery, violence, and cruelty is the result of irrational, angry, immature people aping out when they don't get what they want. We, libertarians, have mostly overcome these primitive urges. Once the rest of the world catches up with us, there will be world peace, mutual cooperation and respect.
    One way ticket to a painful dystopia. Empathy would be gone and it would be world wide strife.

    Also, to the bold, that is EXACTLY what quite a lot of libertarians do on a regular basis.

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    Rather than focusing on ourselves we should focus on the institutions that created us.

    However we live in a society ruled by narcissism and it is politically incorrect to examine the institutions that formed us.

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    “I would design a species that held critical thought and reasoning as part of its DNA structure and practical application. I would create a species that uses reason and critical thinking as a natural part of their life. It would just be ingrained as the natural order of things. Such a simple concept could prevent so much misery. We are a rational yet irrational species. We are subject to our primitive emotions. If we were rational beings as a matter of course and also possessed the gift empathy then we would not be prey to rationalizations, denial and emotional reasoning.

    These along with blind spots produce great ignorance and the evils perpetuated on this earth. There is a genetic component to committing what are labeled acts of evil but that is the minority. I believe most evil is produced by these exact variables: rationalization, denial, emotional reasoning and blind spots. I've always been a proponent of strengthening Agape compassion with empathy skills training as well strengthening our critical use of reason. One without the other is crippled. Too much evil has been done in the name of love.

    This is because of blind spots, emotional reasoning, denial and rationalization. A mindful approach is to be aware of our sub-conscious thinking and rooting out distortions of thought can help us think and act with the use of reason. We would finally be an awake and self aware species with insight into ourselves, others and our planet.”

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    The tendency towards short term emotional memory when it comes to the more tragic events of our history as a species.

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    There are so many things I would change it's nearly impossible to choose just one, the world is messed up as it is and a single change won't help it.
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    I always say boredom is the root of all evil. Get rid of boredom. Or perhaps laziness. If everyone wasn't lazy, imagine all the things it would fix. People wouldn't litter. People would be in shape. People will be more educated and motivated to do all the things they wanted to do. There would be no more excuses and fooling yourself because its already done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norexan View Post
    Our desire to repeat our history and don't learn anything from it.
    There is no change in any society which repeat their mistakes over and over again.

    Our desire to marked every successful person as a criminal in order to justify our misery.

    "I've said the human race has not evolved emotionally or spirituality in six thousand years. Think of the wisdom of the ancients: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Mahavira, Lao Tzu, Buddha and Jesus. These are perennial wisdom sayings. However until we as a society start to teach critical thinking skills and how to reason judicially we will not have the propensity of truly understanding these ancient wisdom sayings from the inside out.

    Think of the groundbreaking successes in technology and the sciences yet we've not evolved in the truest sense humanely either spiritually or emotionally. It seems each generation repeats basic human flaws. When there is a cycle of dysfunction then the dysfunction continues. Such it has been since the beginning of time and it will continue generation following unless we grow in a much more enlightened society where human compassion and reason is learned at a young age.

    Resiliency research shows that two thirds of those individuals who grew up in a dysfunctional home life will have life long symptoms. Thus this dysfunctional cycle remains unbroken. Sometimes through resiliency mistakes are learned from, but this is only out of three individual persons. One thing that has helped us evolve are our laws. These laws help to protect society, but change is slow. Any progressive progress has been fiercely contested and resisted before turning into law. Enacting laws for societal change has been fought and resisted by mankind.

    More alarming is how fast we can revert back to a bestial state. If there was to be a disaster where we lost technology due to say a nuclear holocaust we would quickly revert to savagery. Man is an irrational rational species. The use of reason is not innate. For this reason cognitive mindfulness needs to be implemented in the school systems. It is not as of now taught in our school systems because not enough attention and priority to it has been given.

    Not enough attention and priority have been given to discipline our minds and learning to think with critical reason. This would enable us to think for ourselves and with it could come the development of an innate wisdom. The other component along with reason is compassion and empathy. Empathy classrooms need be implemented. Humanity and learning to be humane is not a given. Ignorance has been with the human species since the beginning of time and it will continue into the next generation unless we grow into a much more enlightened society where human compassion and reason is learned at a young age.

    The way out of the impasse is to teach children, our next generation how to reason and think as well behave humanely towards their classmates via empathy classes. It starts with the children if we want an enlightened future. If we keep our current school structure we will continue to advance in a technological sense. If we wish to evolve as a human race then a paradigm shift in the school system is needed otherwise our society will only replicate societal ills.

    If we as a society put emphasis on teaching our young critical thinking plus empathy skills then we have a chance of altering this current cycle. In this way only do I see true spiritual as well emotional maturity with the possibility of evolution. Many of the wise teachings contain discrepancies and hold are all or nothing or black and white generalizations. First we must put our fundamental beliefs to the test of science methodology. It is through this process we can weed out dogma.

    Indoctrination into dogma can come from many places and sources. Dogma conceivably can occur in a family's system of beliefs as well mores. It also comes from heightened xenophobic nationalism and fundamental religious beliefs which are never questioned. All of this indoctrination occurs before a person possesses or can be taught critical thinking. Dogma and superstition are outrageous nonetheless this society (Indeed every society) can and is manipulated into buying with a false set of beliefs.

    We are held in thrall in our world to illusions such as fame, beauty, power and wealth. Another trap is we have yet to make the subconscious conscious through mental discipline. Hence we fall victim to denial, rationalization, emotional reasoning and blind spots. I’ve articulated my standing on reason as well critical thought In addition the development of emotional intelligence is essential. This would entail communication skills as well as learning active listening skills.

    We can never learn or know too much. He or she who is on the path realizes the more they know, the more ignorant they realize they truly are. One who gets secure in his or her own position is not challenged, and that is a shame. For that is when growth stands still and one stagnates in their own self-righteousness. The self-righteous have started wars. What are we to do? Stop being self-righteous and learn to use use critical reason and teach empathy through skill training."

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    I'd like to be independently wealthy and physically healthy.

    When it comes to changes in the world I like to keep them a little more modest and personal these days.

    Because history.

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    I'd be omnipotent.
    I am the Cat who walks by themself; and all places are alike to me...

    For the cat is cryptic,
    and close to strange things which men cannot see.
    They are the soul of antique Aegyptus,
    and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroë and Ophir.
    They are the kin of the jungle’s lords,
    and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa.
    The Sphinx is their cousin, and they speak her language;
    but they are more ancient than the Sphinx,
    and remember that which she hath forgotten...


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    The amount of natural resources available, since this is were the problem is for the most part. Everything else are more of less just consequences of struggle for resources, especially the most important ones and the rarest ones. Doing this can be very hard or even impossible so I would put this on "solve with magic" list.
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