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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #30 on: Mar 25, 2016, 10:45:25 PM »
^ this! :-\
One day I'll laugh about this!😑

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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #31 on: Mar 26, 2016, 08:52:05 AM »
I asked my 13y.o this.  And he said No.  Because humans are aggressive.  Because humans have always fought.  Because there's always an idiot in government.  Because humans like power.  And money.  And because each religion thinks their's is the best.
13????? quite intelligent!

This boy's thinking makes me so sad. i hopes he gets to see a bit of the world to counteract the crap he has heard/been taught/picked up from social media crazies/political manipulators.
Nye Bevan, 'the NHS will exist for only as long as the people fight for it'...or something like that.

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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #32 on: Mar 28, 2016, 10:13:03 PM »
I think he's right though. It sounds crap but that doesn't mean it isn't true.
Sure, there are lots of examples of kindness and compassion and generosity in the world, but there is always someone waiting to pick a fight for some reason. I don't believe that will ever change.

Also, I happen to know 'this boy' and he is a delight. A thoughtful and caring young man who would make any parent proud.
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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #33 on: Mar 28, 2016, 10:46:09 PM »
He's right.

The gentle souls usually are.

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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #34 on: Apr 22, 2016, 10:24:36 AM »
It makes me sad too - that there's enough crap out there to make people think like that.

I do kind of agree with Earl that social media, TV and so on magnifies it completely.

But I think even in isolated tribes and villages, there still would be aggression, fighting and idiots in power. Is it just human nature for any kind of community to be like that? What about monks... they live in relative peace apparently. So maybe you can have isolated peaceful communities.


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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2016, 08:33:24 PM »
It goes back to prehistoric times, when tribes had to distinguish between one another, so that their precious food wasn't stolen away.

So they learnt to delineate one tribe's members from the others, which would have impacted upon their brain processes and evolved along the natural selection route.

That's why humans etc learnt to categorise people into boxes, using stereotypes as a form of shorthand to judge others.

It's quite clever what the brain can do when pushed to it. You wonder at times that, should there be a God(good question, should there?), then what kind of brain structure would 'He' have, to have created what must evidently be a 'pared down' version of his own in human form...?

Blimey, what thoughts must go through his brain, and how do they present themselves to him? Imagine him doing the equivalent of a 'Hamlet' moment? 'To be or not be...?' What a fascinating guest he would be at a dinner party...?!

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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #36 on: Mar 17, 2017, 11:51:46 PM »
I believe that testosterone is the root of a lot of the worlds problems!

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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #37 on: Apr 15, 2017, 10:11:56 PM »
Did you know, that people whose index and fourth fingers are roughly about the same size had more testosterone wash over them as babies than those with shorter fourth fingers?

I did.

Also, all babies start life as fish, with gills.
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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #38 on: Apr 15, 2017, 10:14:17 PM »
Did you know that the technique of counting on your fingers differs from culture to culture? e.g. which finger they start with, if they start with fingers up or down.

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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #39 on: Apr 15, 2017, 10:16:47 PM »
No, I didn't know it. Where can I learn more about this and can I subscribe to your newsletter?
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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #40 on: Apr 15, 2017, 10:19:37 PM »
Text disjointedtrivia to 30080 to sign up.

Or otherwise, this article is quite interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger-counting

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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #41 on: Apr 15, 2017, 10:20:25 PM »
Did you know that the technique of counting on your fingers differs from culture to culture? e.g. which finger they start with, if they start with fingers up or down.

I always start with the middle finger. And let it linger.

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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #42 on: Apr 15, 2017, 10:21:51 PM »
That's as good a technique as any. No ethnocentrism here.  :P

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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #43 on: Apr 15, 2017, 10:23:38 PM »
Text disjointedtrivia to 30080 to sign up.

Or otherwise, this article is quite interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger-counting

I can't read. But I did find this. It's on another topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Io7rAMEWo
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Re: Is peace possible?
« Reply #44 on: Apr 15, 2017, 10:26:22 PM »
Interesting, but that has not been my experience.  :o