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Posted 11/2/17 , edited 11/5/17
Me being in power of the entire world, dictating rule of law as I choose. For me, this would be the abolishment of humanity, in favor of the much superior Homo Yuri Imouto Sapien Imouto, and we shall spread out my seed love across the galaxy, subjugating the entire universe under my iron head pats.
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Posted 11/2/17 , edited 11/3/17
World peace just sounds boring
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ClothStatue wrote:

World peace means a state where resources are distributed so there is no hunger, unattended sickness, and war and violence is near extinct. Just because it's virtually impossible is no reason not to strive for it. Ending famine is one that is physically achievable, we're just wasteful and disorganized.

Brainwashing people is a form of violence so... that's not world peace. But things like crime are largely a reaction to economic destitution. People don't commit crimes, at least blue collar crimes, when society is well organized, their basic needs are secure, and prospective futures are high. Looking at societies with low crime rates they tend to have strong communal structures and safety nets.

Complete world peace may be Millennia away but it's never "impossible". Just incredibly improbable, especially when going about it in an unproblematic way. One should instead focus on what can be done now to create a more peaceful and stable planet.


Thank you for this.
The logic behind some of the other thoughts here astonishes me. We can never attain it, therefore let's not even try it? It's like saying "hey, there will always be someone who murders someone in a large society"..........."therefore let's not even try to stop murder". Doesn't really sound very smart, does it. A little less black and white thinking might help.

Like ClothStatue said, even if it is something that our generation might not be able to achieve, we should try our hardest to do what we can do now.
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ClothStatue wrote:

World peace means a state where resources are distributed so there is no hunger, unattended sickness, and war and violence is near extinct. Just because it's virtually impossible is no reason not to strive for it. Ending famine is one that is physically achievable, we're just wasteful and disorganized.

Brainwashing people is a form of violence so... that's not world peace. But things like crime are largely a reaction to economic destitution. People don't commit crimes, at least blue collar crimes, when society is well organized, their basic needs are secure, and prospective futures are high. Looking at societies with low crime rates they tend to have strong communal structures and safety nets.

Complete world peace may be Millennia away but it's never "impossible". Just incredibly improbable, especially when going about it in an unproblematic way. One should instead focus on what can be done now to create a more peaceful and stable planet.


Isn't this unfair for those that try hard compared to those that don't try at all? Shouldn't someone who works harder get more than someone who doesn't work as hard? Should a burger flipper get as much as a doctor who went to school for 15 years?
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Controversial I know but...no religion. I think it's great that having a belief of any kind is a comfort to people but religion has caused chaos around the world for centuries, it would be better off without it. You can't stop someone believing in something though so it is hopeless and world peace will never ever happen as long as humans are alive. World peace is the end of the world in my opinion and a chance for the planet to regenerate when we're all dead lol


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Upon further reflection I would like to revise everything I have said before. World peace can only be achieved by wiping out every single human on the face of the planet. No exceptions. Until we came around everything followed a simple order and the planet waxed and waned under it's own power without our influence speeding things along. Cruel? Yes, but its 100% true in a way.
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It really depends how you define peace if it can actually exist when there are no more humans.
If you define it negatively, as the absence of war/conflict/violence, than maybe it could exist, although there are enough animals that engage in war/conflict/violence, so you would probably have to wipe out everything. Then again, is that really what we mean by peace? A lifeless and therefore war/conflict/violence-less world?
I think that peace can also be defined as something that exists on its own (and not the non-existence of something) i.e. empathizing and helping each other etc. This, I think, will only be able to exist if humans exist. No humans would therefore mean that peace cannot exist.

I personally would say that a world with no humans would neither be "non-peaceful" nor would it be peaceful.
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Posted 11/3/17 , edited 11/4/17

HateKillingCamels wrote:

unachievable.


Straight to the point.
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Shipwright wrote:

The concept of world peace has always struck me as a childish idea that ignores the reality of human nature.


Exactly. Humans are tribal by nature, and as long as that exists in our DNA, "world peace" is nothing more than a pipe dream.
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Posted 11/4/17 , edited 11/4/17
When the whole world loves themselves and each other for what they are. That is what I believe world peace is. The world in the past has been in states of peace before. When the collective consciousness of this world dropped to levels when we experience fear, humans became warlike. The ups and downs of the collective consciousness which come in cycles dictated the state of the world.

We can all change our state being by programming our DNA with our intent.
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there are 3 things that will never be achieved through any "natural" means....
WORLD PEACE
EQUALITY
JUSTICE (FAIRLY CARRIED OUT)

with that said, if i was to wish for world peace, it would most likely be under the pretense that i am supreme ruler of the universe... if that cant happen, then i will wish for personal gain
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as long as their isn't world wars or similar large scale conflict then i feel that's more or less as close to world peace as we can get
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I don't believe anything I've said contradicts or challenges your stance. But I assume you took what I said to mean that I think everyone should immediately have exactly the same amount of everything, which is not what I said. Hard work should be rewarded, but no one should starve when we easily have the resources to feed them. Anyone who works a full work week deserves to have a roof over their head, safe food and water to live on, and access to medicine when they're sick. And in a perfect world, everyone would be able to get a job, but that's not our world today and we as a community should not find that acceptable, especially if we claim to be a true meritocracy. So to answer your question, absolutely not. Someone who does not put a lot of effort into their work should not have the same pay grade as a doctor who has pledged themselves and dedicated huge chunks of their lives to helping others, but neither should anyone work for 40 hours per day and still worry about their most basic necessities; and most chains for these larger companies who employ people flipping burgers can absolutely afford to pay people living wages, they just don't. Some people might argue that it's not smart for them to pay living wages but honestly, I just simply don't believe that when their CEOs pay is increasing at ridiculous rates, it just smells like excuse. Flipping burgers might not be the most ambitious or intellectually stimulating work around, but it's still time and work, and people come home from it tired like anyone else.

I should have prefaced it earlier but I'll say here I'm not an economist. I'm a weeb whose obsessed with yuri and magical girls. But I'm aware that things are not that simple, and execution of the ideals I'm talking about is usually much more difficult. But a wise man once said "Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.". From what research I've seen over my short life, we have the resources necessary to provide our populations with basic necessities, and so I believe it's morally imperative we strive to give people access to such things, and I believe access to food, water, shelter, and medicine are the most basic dignities afforded to every human on the planet, along with a voice in a healthy democracy. And heavens have mercy if we forget that.

The question of how we get there, well, if I knew the answer to that I would be a very wise and powerful woman.
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Posted 11/9/17 , edited 11/9/17
It'd have to be broken up into multiple pieces, silly.
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Agreed. Individualism to an extreme is just barbarism. I'd hoped we'd grown out of that by now.
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