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Posted 4/12/15
This is a random thought I just had.

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This is a deep question meant to be taken seriously, but remember this is your opinion.

Based on Humanity's history and the current events where do you think humanity is headed?

My opinion, War. Humanity has had a long and bloody history, even now with Israel and the Palestinians in conflict.
The war in Syria, ISIS.

War, as I think, Is inevitable.

What do you think?
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Definitely war. We humans are relatively evil, yeah, some humans may be saints and all but out of all those 6.9 billion people there's always going to be hate.
Even if there's just 2 people left on earth, there'll be things they will both be against, therefore they will fight.
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We're defiantly on the path to another war... I don't when or how but it's coming
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Posted 4/12/15 , edited 4/13/15
I think conflict will be omnipresent in human history. There is no indication whatsoever that conflict will stop, so I will assume that it will continue.

Humanity, ultimately, is headed toward destruction. All things have headed there are I do not think that we are an exception to this fundamental law of existence.

That being said, we are among the few species (if not the only species) capable of ascertaining the grand scale of creation to the degree that we can. This makes us one of the only species that can make a difference. We are capable of seeing further and in a more detailed manner than other organisms. It leads me to believe that we have the option to take responsibility and to guide the occurrence of events a certain way. There would be no point in having this vision and understanding if we just ignore it and never use the abilities we are gifted with and don't take advantage of the uniquely human opportunities that we have.

It's stupid for a hawk to not take advantage of its ability to fly. It's stupid for a fish to not use its ability to swim. It's stupid for a mole to not take advantage of its ability to dig holes. Similarly, it is stupid for people not to take advantage of their ability to steer the course of natural events in the course that produces the most benefits. It's stupid to continue being wasteful and destructive as individuals despite having the ability to easily do otherwise.
Posted 4/12/15 , edited 4/12/15
It doesn't matter, what matters is whether you are ready to give up hope for mankind, and if you let someone lead us to ruin.

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

Original Sin. Humanity is inherently evil, but we have the capacity for reason locked inside us, that reason is what makes us more than just beasts. When we lose our humanity to base instincts is how we become nothing more than beasts.

There are good times, and there are bad times. Its a cycle, where one comes, the other follows. Nobody knows what lies around the corner. WWI began with the Assasination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, a world war over a little country in europe.
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You forget all the wars going on as we speak in Africa, plus the war was never officially over between North and South Korea.

There are wars NOW.

There has never really been a time when some parts of humanity aren't at war with each other.
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A war like you said is probably inevitable. The way the children in 'Murica are growing up with Call of Duty and Halo not having a single safeguard for children in these games or any other fps for that matter might make them actually WANT war but i hope that's not true, and it probably isn't and i'm just overthinking as always. Unless we can get a great force in humanity to sway all humans to forget all violence there's no doubt what Morbidhanson said is true. My opinion on humanity is it is one of the dumbest species in existence. Yes we have invented the internet and ways to communicate across the world and many other technological advancements but let's think about what else we've done. We're a species that's created things SPECIFICALLY to harm other people of our own species. We take advantage of anything living or nonliving.A good example is puppy mills. To top it all off there is war. Things caused by conflicts that our species created in our own societies. Whether it be prejudice towards a certain race or ethinicity, or having slaves. It's all a problem that us as a species made ourselves. What's happened can't be changed, and people's lives have been ruined by war and it's all because of somebody's greed or somebody's wish for world domination. The way humanity is headed if somehow all wars are dodged is unclear to me. We could all unite and make technological advances together or we can still have prejudice due to stereotypes. Either way the path humanity is taking is a dark one full of war and death. Not much can change that unless humans learned to work together to advance society towards a brighter future, and the way things are going with all of the things happening now, war is inevitably scooting in slowly but surely, ready to slit humanity's throat and ruin the future.
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Posted 4/12/15 , edited 4/14/15
This is the kinda shit you talk about after you have taken a couple bong hits. Seeing this thread im sure most of you guys weed has been laced and is making you all paranoid.

Were not going to have a Global war take off your tinfoil hats. The major countries fight remote wars against small organizations and governments using reconnaissance and drone strikes. ISIS is not a big enough threat to cause any serious damage to American soil and the Israel/Palestine conflict is going to remain uncomfortably tense into the foreseeable future like it always has.

"But Humanity is evil". No its not humanity is self serving at its core and at this moment in time an all out war is not in anyone's best interest. Your all pretending that a Global War nowadays isn't just gonna be the Earth getting nuked the fuck out and no government wants that.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/04/world/asia/retired-japanese-fighter-pilot-sees-an-old-danger-on-the-horizon.html

It might sound hopelessly optimistic, but just as mankind has the unfortunate capacity for hate, death and destruction, it also has the capacity to evolve, understand and move on.
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Man, I don't even care about all these conflicts. People have been good to me in my everyday life and I needn't take that for granted.

Even though we still have conflicts, there has never been a better time in human history than now and we'll continue to figure out how to smooth out the rough edges gradually.

Super-AI is predicted to arise in a few decades too and we may as well use their supreme intelligence to figure out how to end all this for all I know. The world population is also rising but this only means that the number of problem-solving minds grow as well, which, throughout history has outraced problems that were predicted to occur with overpopulation.
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Posted 4/12/15 , edited 4/17/15
You want my deep thoughts? Here, have it.

It is not because humans are evil that causes us war, it is the responsibility we hold as our beliefs and our family.
No one fights for nothing, war will continue on because we feel the need to fulfill some elegant goal, be the winner- pride takes us so far it can kill us.

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No matter what it may be about people will always disagree, this in turn opens the door for hate and conflict. It seems that some people are to egotistical, and fail to see the bigger picture. I believe There will come a time where the entirety of our existence will be threatened and perhaps at that moment we will finally learn from our mistakes and those who are so blind to the world will finally see that there is no point in fighting, and that as a race we must stand together, when it doesn't matter what you did, who you are, what color your skin is, or the beliefs you have, but what you will do in that moment where everyone is what they truly are. Human.
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I think people are far to pessimistic about all of this. If humanity can just veer around killing themselves long enough we will eventually get there, it's going to take a long time but anyone who says their hasn't been a great deal of advancement already is just throwing a pity party. Sure there are still a lot of backwards regions of the world but give it time. I was actually thinking about this in one of my history lectures. It was actually a popular "scientific fact" in colonial America that the Native Americans were inferior to other races as their skull contained inward divots in the anatomy that made logical thought impossible. That was a common public opinion, in contrast with today's world where any act of racism brought to the public eye is scrutinized to the smallest detail with a great deal of public shaming for the perpetrator. Racism is just one of many examples of what is wrong and I'm not denying that stuff like this still happens a great deal but I do feel encouraged (despite all the pessimism people like to post) that humanity will be alright if we can keep from destroying our planet long enough.
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Posted 4/12/15 , edited 4/17/15
Am I the only one in here that thinks people are inherently good? Or, if not that, inherently neutral?

I don't think wars will ever stop, really, but I think they will become less frequent but potentially more severe. People gravitate towards ideologies that can't be proven but hold to them as if they were the only truth. People are taught that, once they reach a certain point, their views are inherently better than others; they are taught to be greedy, to avoid what is different. These things add up to a very unstable existence, but it doesn't make us evil. We could improve, sure, but we aren't bad simply for not making that far yet.

People have different priorities, different values.
Posted 4/12/15

Schmooples wrote:

Am I the only one in here that thinks people are inherently good? Or, if not that, inherently neutral?

I don't think wars will ever stop, really, but I think they will become less frequent but potentially more severe. People gravitate towards ideologies that can't be proven but hold to them as if they were the only truth. People are taught that, once they reach a certain point, their views are inherently better than others; they are taught to be greedy, to avoid what is different. These things add up to a very unstable existence, but it doesn't make us evil. We could improve, sure, but we aren't bad simply for not making that far yet.

People have different priorities, different values.


Um, I was of the opinion there's hope, and while not eye-to-eye for the most part it wasn't too divergent from your own. You're not alone , I haven't given up either.
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