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the milk of human kindness
#1
We are great apes of grand cleverness. We are vicious and capable predators. And we wrestle with all that as circumstances change. Change is slow....especially emotional change; of brain circuitry change.
Natural selection and genetics; evolution of the traditional sort, work on scales of millions of years.

It's as if our minds are writing checks our bodies can't cash.

I'd like to be kind, for whatever reason.
It's a constant struggle.

I get the feeling that most humans feel similarly.

Yet, overall, there is this state of epic meanness...to each other, and more importantly, to everything else.

And it looks increasingly like it will be our un-doing.

We may have to become kind to survive.
Compassion could be a survival strategy.


(more later.)
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#2
The Bottom Line drives everything these days stank. What the hell can we do about that?
You can lead 'em to knowledge, but you can't make 'em think.
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#3
(06-22-2018, 01:56 PM)sparks Wrote:  The Bottom Line drives everything these days stank.  What the hell can we do about that?

Nothing. Capitalism and consumerism drive the entire world.

The Ponzi collapses at some stage, but probably not for another 50 years, when the intersection of climate change effect, insurance premiums and mass exodus from cities happens.
Love is... that one person whose freshly-warm toilet seat you don't find disgusting.
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#4
I tend to agree. One can see the beginnings of it right now.
You can lead 'em to knowledge, but you can't make 'em think.
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#5
well,

We can boycott certain corporations, for starters.
Nestle's, for instance, is particularly heinous.
Bayer is another. Vile beyond belief.
There are so many of them. They are empowered by our purchases.
We can simply stop supporting them.
Become aware of them.

Quit feeding them.
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#6
@#Q%&*!! just lost my entire morning philosophart!! aaaargh. my own fault, hit control instead of shift and pffffft!

aaarrrrrghh. shitshitshitshit
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#7
(06-22-2018, 07:01 PM)stanky Wrote:  well,

We can boycott certain corporations, for starters.
Nestle's, for instance, is particularly heinous.
Bayer is another. Vile beyond belief.
There are so many of them. They are empowered by our purchases.
We can simply stop supporting them.
Become aware of them.

Quit feeding them.
In order to implement your suggestions one would need unimpeachable information on who these 'bad guys' are and why they are the bad guys.  The possibility for mayhem due to misinformation is also heinous and can't be allowed or we're right back where we started.

Any suggestions?
You can lead 'em to knowledge, but you can't make 'em think.
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