Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 30, 2011, 4 p.m. EST by Pelle
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Philosophers (Georg Henrik von Wright) have noticed that all civilizations seem to carry the seed of its own destruction within it. Societies where selfishness is a natural part of society fall apart when there is stagnation due to internal tension created by the will to power, a few wealthy and powerful individuals acquires most of the wealth and power and exploit the majority and society is torn apart by the struggle for power. This means that if a society is at its peak and has developed its culture to the fullest than it needs to make its individuals unselfish. The intelligent way to be unselfish is called to have morality.
The OWS movement and the Arab spring are signs that we have to change our way of thinking or our civilization is doomed for destruction. We need to embrace morality, it is the key to the future and the development of our civilization. Here is a basic principle of the moral: Morality is a thought or belief where the consideration of others takes precedence over self interest and where one is always accountable. The thought or belief arises from agreement between feelings and intellect with the intention of doing good. This means that the consequences to your own person are not considered important in comparison to what might be achieved.
According to psychiatrists about 5% of humans are psychopaths (most are not criminals). My own research into this area points to that between 5 and 10% are psychopaths. Notice that these individuals are selfish, which means they do not agree with the goals of OWS movement.
Finally, I just want to say that your struggle is important to everyone on this earth. Do not give up, it is a long and hard struggle.