Posted 7 years ago on Dec. 17, 2011, 6:46 a.m. EST by randart
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What happened to people? As a society we have gotten so polarized and divided that solutions seem unattainable. Even on this forum, aside from the trolls, the list of issues grows beyond the reach of any resolution.
Society feels like it has divided into either yin or yang with no balance in between. We have the "far right" and the "far left" at each other's throats. I can't help but wonder how anything can be solved in the current atmosphere.
There are a plethora of ideas and issues that need to be addressed but as each new issue gets added the overall focus begins to dissolve. People are here with legitimate issues and passions that we all might need to consider but somehow the core of the problems keep getting skirted.
My hope is that we decide what is most important and focus on a solution to that issue first. Is it money? Is it equality? Is it greed? Is it basic human needs? Is it ethics? Just what is the core of this huge problem we face today? If we could determine that and make strides to correct it then many of the other issues would begin to resolve themselves.
We need to find the real reasons for why we are where we are and what we need to do to repair them. I hope that there are some of you out there who are recording all the good ideas and compiling them into a coherent system that society can use as a template for the future.
The biggest problem we face today, that stands in our way, is that society has been divided so far to one side or the other that we will never reach any consensus on a solution. The greatest majority of us do actually fall someplace in the middle of the extremes but we quibble over small details to the point of absurdity and never realize just how much we all are in agreement.
We need to find ways to bring the bulk of the global society into a true force and filter out those who would bring division otherwise we really don't have a chance at real social changes.
I know there will be some who will use name calling and bullying to this post but I really don't care. I find these people to be seriously lacking in the ability to think things through without letting their own biases rule their minds.