Unfortunately I think that much of the world thinks that love, kindness & peace doesn't win wars or money so they don't value it. That's sad. I truly hope I'm wrong about this.
What the world fails to realize is that love, kindness and peace can prevent the need for wars and money altogether.Unfortunately I think that much of the world thinks that love, kindness & peace doesn't win wars or money so they don't value it. That's sad. I truly hope I'm wrong about this.
From what I've seen and understood.But I never, ever WANT to hurt them. Who truly wants to hurt people? I mean, who TRULY wants to hurt people?
Values are values, they aren't rules per se. Some are more ingrained than others. About accepting others values, well of course. There will be conflicts however, that's just nature doing it's work, I have a hard time seeing you let a child get abused, just because you 'respect someone elses values' who think it's okay. (Thanks for giving me some brain food btw) Harsh example, but also really easy to relate to.I feel mine aren't "strong". I know that everyone's values are so different that I don't bother to get too worked over most things. I usually just accept it, ya know?
And then, you woke up. Jerks are jerks (May you burn somewhere, plx). I've seen a lot of women (no harm intended) Who believe they can help them, I view this as pointless. There is a reason they are what they are, true. But I sincerely doubt it's reversible (Yes I've tried, once, for a long time). You can always give guidance, but realization and change comes from within, and they don't want to change, because they profit from what they are, in the short term (and in some cases even longterm).I know there are some jerks out there. But I have and I've always had this feeling like they're just misled, and not truly bad-intentioned. I feel like they go home and feel bad, I feel like they're very lonely, I feel like there is some sort of underlying reason for them to be selfish and money-hungry.
This was fascinating, as far as I've seen and experienced, most children are extremely egoistic, and usually pretty unaware of what their actions do, they can learn however.I guess I just think that most children are so beautiful and fantastic that THAT is the basis of who we are
Because these traits are seen as being "weak".
I tell you what's weak; going to war instead of taking the -longer-, -harder-, diplomatic route. Wars, aggression, fighting etc are what we see in the animal kingdom. Peace and negotiation are manifestations of the cortex (what makes us intelligent); fighting, aggression etc are the result of emotions and hormones. NOT thinking. Peace, altruism and harmony set us apart from other animals. And what separates apes, is how they arrange their societies. More harmonious apes are considered to be more advanced than the aggressive, war stricken ones. They are seen as more advanced, because they foster a more efficient, egalitarian society that increases well being.
Unfortunately up until this point, aggression and dominance have claimed monopoly on power and authority, but there are those in history who have made immense changes by going down the diplomatic route. And many of these people have become icons. I think those who are gentle and diplomatic need to bite the bullet and take a stab at getting into positions of power and maybe we will see some further societal changes.
Anyone whose been in a fight knows that it's much easier to yell, insult and curse. What requires more critical thinking, is resolving the issue. It involves stepping out of your ego for 2 minutes and actually acknowledging what the other person is saying because you can appreciate that maybe you are wrong. Maybe they have a point? People think considering other opinions and not being so stringent with what you think is weak. But that is the only way you ever resolve anything. Compromise, coming to the table with an open mind and acknowledging others is the only way to foster progress. You see it in effective business, politics and all forms of diplomacy, really. The reason why we become so stagnant is because we put things that require diplomacy, and such into the "too hard" basket. The way we progress is through negotiation, peace and empathy. And it requires hard work and stepping outside the ego (which is hard for all of us).
But I totally agree with you Izzie.
People think considering other opinions and not being so stringent with what you think is weak. But that is the only way you ever resolve anything. Compromise, coming to the table with an open mind and acknowledging others is the only way to foster progress..