The Greatest Regret of Mankind

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Leonard
 
Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2009 02:00 pm
@gotmilk9991,
Look on the bright side: Without humans there would be no humans to hate themselves.

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Fear not, misanthropes!

 
Lily
 
Reply Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:06 am
@gotmilk9991,
gotmilk9991;96032 wrote:
Within reason anything you can do, i can do.


I might not think that living without violence is within reason, getting a bit of topic though:dots::offtopic:
 
Serena phil
 
Reply Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:28 am
@gotmilk9991,
We can't regret our own existence, it wasn't exactly our choice. I suppose acts of violence can be regretted, depending on the motivation, but self-defense is a natural instinct. Otherwise we might be the most helpless of all creatures. But reduction in violence should be enforced for the sake of humanity. Then again if the total extinction of humanity is what some want, then perhaps the violence needs to be accelerated.
 
gotmilk9991
 
Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 11:31 am
@gotmilk9991,
How is it off topic. You asked a question and i answered it. Your the off topic person. How is it not within reason? A person is perfectly within capable abilities to live without violence, but the matter is if they want to. But my question is why would they not want to?

Yes Serena i believe that violence were accelerated then it'd help eradicate the problem, us. But we can regret our existence, much as a child regrets thier parents, thier living situation, etc.
 
Theaetetus
 
Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 01:15 pm
@gotmilk9991,
Inventing the written word. The written word is the first step to forgetting, and we have collectively forgot much wisdom as a result.
 
Caroline
 
Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 01:24 pm
@gotmilk9991,
The biggest regret will be not acting quick enough regarding global warming, we could stop it now and stop unnecessary killing and dying of people and of our environment/planet.
 
gotmilk9991
 
Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 10:45 am
@gotmilk9991,
Global warming in which we are responsible is a myth. WE may contribute some lower than 1% of total global warming, but other than that the earth does it by herself.
 
I am question
 
Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 11:42 am
@gotmilk9991,
We can't even come close to stop global warming. How does a human change a climate of a particular place instantly? But its nice that now our species starts to understand that what we do is hurting the earth in little ways, but that has nothing to do with global warming, but its still nice to see people care more about recycling and littering.

Still we can say we cant live without violence because we havent all grouped together and tried to live without violence. Hey sport, you don't know anything till you try it.:a-ok:
 
gotmilk9991
 
Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2009 07:33 am
@gotmilk9991,
I live a violence free life. I'm buddhist so I don't beleive in killing or violence. If others are objected to living violence free lives then that isn't my problem. But the question is wh ywould they not want to live like that.
 
Lily
 
Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2009 08:13 am
@gotmilk9991,
gotmilk9991;97409 wrote:
Global warming in which we are responsible is a myth. WE may contribute some lower than 1% of total global warming, but other than that the earth does it by herself.

I think you're wrong, and so do almost every scientist there is.

gotmilk9991;97656 wrote:
If others are objected to living violence free lives then that isn't my problem. But the question is wh ywould they not want to live like that.

I think, sometimes, violence is neccessary
 
quandary
 
Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2009 09:14 pm
@gotmilk9991,
gotmilk9991;94559 wrote:
I think its the actual existence of humans. The world would be fine without us. Our existence is not neccesary within the timeline of the universe. We are more of a burden on the world, such as a crack addict is upon a mother. Sucking it dry until nothings left, and then moving on. And we are the worst kind of crack addict; we can't change.


If our existence isn't necessary, then neither is the worlds. A tad too teleological for me.
 
Jackofalltrades phil
 
Reply Thu 22 Oct, 2009 01:25 pm
@gotmilk9991,
The Greatest Regrets of mankind, according to me, should be as follows (in descending order):
1) The development of Intellect
2) The production of fire.
3) Agriculture
4) Discovery of electricity and Invention of Engine
5) The Protestantism
6) Definition of Freedom in America
7) The dropping of the atom bomb
8) The spread of pornographic industry
9) The American use of energy and resources
10) The growth of Chinese economy
11) The death of Mahatma Gandhi
12) The invention of JCBs and the electric wood saw.
13) The medicinal science and healthcare industry.
14) The systems of Capitalism and Communism
15) The world wars
16) The rise of terrorism
17) The swiss bank
18) The invention of the Gun
19) The growth of defence industry
20) The Nazi and Rwanda genocide
 
Lily
 
Reply Fri 23 Oct, 2009 08:11 am
@Jackofalltrades phil,
Jackofalltrades;99293 wrote:
The Greatest Regrets of mankind, according to me, should be as follows (in descending order):

8) The spread of pornographic industry

20) The Nazi and Rwanda genocide

What? Come on, you're just trying to get attention.
 
Kroni
 
Reply Fri 23 Oct, 2009 04:30 pm
@gotmilk9991,
Violence is inevitable among humans, just as it is for many wild animals. Our intelligence allows us to overcome our natural urges for violence, and while it is regrettable that some humans choose to ignore this intelligence, I do not view it as a regret of humanity, but rather a regret of an individual.
I believe the greatest regret of humanity will probably be related to our impact of our environment. Rather than adapting to the way nature exists, we change it to fit our needs. We have destroyed the natural equilibrium of the planet by destroying habitats, mass producing livestock, polluting our atmosphere, and worst of all, building nucleur weapons that could potentially destroy everything. While we are extremely intelligent beings, we still cannot support ourselves in a way that doesn't harm our own environment.
 
gotmilk9991
 
Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 06:37 am
@gotmilk9991,
violence is never neccesary. We just resort to violence because humans are impatient beasts who do not want to wait to get what they want they instead decide to change the circumstances in a favourable way for us, but it ends up affecting everything around us. As long as i stick by what i believe, it doesn't matter what you think. Life's about values. And whether or not we allow ourselves to be able to sucumb to the demoralization of society, is an individuals problem, that deserves everyones attention. It takes a village.

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Lily;99432 wrote:
What? Come on, you're just trying to get attention.

How is he trying to get attention? HE's expressing his views. who are you to say what his intentions were?
 
Lily
 
Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 07:08 am
@gotmilk9991,
gotmilk9991;99801 wrote:

How is he trying to get attention? HE's expressing his views. who are you to say what his intentions were?

I just hoped he did. To be honest, I just thought that the list was so strange that I either had misunderstood it completly, or that the writer had been trying to get some attention. In what way is "the spread of pornographic industry" worse than genocide?
You don't have to get angry with me. This is discussion, not pie throwing.
 
gotmilk9991
 
Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 05:23 am
@gotmilk9991,
I'm not angry. I don't get angry aat trivial things. I personally don't beleive the spread of the pornographic industry is a bad thing. But he does, so who are we to say hes wrong, its an opinion that he is entitled to. I agree with the statement that it is an akward list, butI'm not putting him down for it.
 
Lily
 
Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 05:27 am
@gotmilk9991,
gotmilk9991;100037 wrote:
But he does, so who are we to say hes wrong, its an opinion that he is entitled to.

It's called a little thing called discussion, my friend. Quite common here.
 
Jackofalltrades phil
 
Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 05:37 am
@Lily,
Lily;99809 wrote:
I just hoped he did. To be honest, I just thought that the list was so strange that I either had misunderstood it completly, or that the writer had been trying to get some attention. In what way is "the spread of pornographic industry" worse than genocide?
You don't have to get angry with me. This is discussion, not pie throwing.


Hi buddy.... thanks for the help.

Hi lilly.......

The question was not about what is or was worse. Its about regrets. feeling of dejection or dissatisfactions. These feelings are subjective. In such philosopical queries and opinions, there are no authorities for arbitration. It is you against me or someone else. Its purely subjective proposals. The allegation that..... "the writer had been trying to get some attention"...... may be partly true. I am not sure about that. And , would you consider, that the very comment you wrote is also an attention seeking idea. :rolleyes:

And, yes we should discuss. About pornography,....I remember as a teenager i lost a lot of time, either trying to get hold of it, or scheming to read or view it ...... I flunked my exams and part of the reason is pornography. I thought, in todays internet days, where almost every prospering urban home has an access to it - may have a harmful effect on an adolscence mind. I sound very conservative, but the young mind is susceptible to be mislead by such spread of lust and commercialised depiction of sex. Thx
 
gotmilk9991
 
Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 05:47 am
@gotmilk9991,
You do not need to be condescending. I was somewhat agreeing with you. I'm not saying not to discuss it I am saying that making unreasonable and irrational statements is undesirable in this forum. Subjectiveness always inhibits science.
 
 

 
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