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Forum Post: This civilizations destruction

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 30, 2011, 4 p.m. EST by Pelle (21)
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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.

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[-] 2 points by Pelle (21) 2 years ago

It is obvious to me that there are a lot of psychopaths on this site.

[-] 1 points by Pelle (21) 2 years ago

You are obviously an idiot that do not believe in democracy.

[-] 1 points by Pelle (21) 2 years ago

As you point out the will to power is a dangerous quality we have. However, it can be overcome by having morality like OWS is proof off.

Now is the time to embrace morality and we are not supposed to function without these advances.

[-] 1 points by Joeboy32 (72) 2 years ago

The real bare bones truth is, Human beings are dangerous by nature because of psychological response to everything around us. Fact is, the human race as a whole has a great power that is our greatest strength and weakness. If you take away the concept of "money", we would go back to the caveman era in a heartbeat. The only thing keeping us from going back to zero is this very idea. This is the real truth behind "money", that it has been made as a catalyst to hold us together from destruction.

Now today, Technology is being conditioned to be the next great source that the human race will rely on. We are literally at a point of not being able to survive without technology of some king. Don't get me wrong, these advances have been groundbreaking and brought some good to our world, but it's hindered us from advancing as a species. We have no true "natural growth" in ourselves and depend greatly on taking the easy way out, instead of working hard to be better off in the long run.

Another fact is, we started as a lazy minded species and some of us woke up a long, long, long time ago and realized that the only working solution is to have this pyramid style scheme of running societies all over the world.

We have a long time to go, before the Human race can ever truly embrace ourselves in a more natural way than a technological one.

Our real struggle is trying to function without these advances we've decided as a species to depend on.

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[-] 0 points by Rowsdower (27) 2 years ago

Thank you Captain nobody could have figured this out!

[-] -1 points by capella (199) 2 years ago

ows is a phoney "movement", so was the so called arab spring, but the useful idots are happy to be used. They think they're doing somehting important. The only thing they're doing is their masters bidding. When their masters get what they want , the useful idiots will be discarded.