Taking Stock Philosophically

As I sat and marveled at the incredibly spectacular animation achieved for the Tintin movie, I had to reflect on just far advanced technically mankind has become, but also had to philosophically reflect on how humans simply can’t advance in social skills enough to end war and make the world a better place for the human race.

I’ll have more on this subject during this last week of 2011, and I welcome your thoughts on the subject.

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2 Responses to “Taking Stock Philosophically”

  1. wordsofunwisodm Says:

    Agreed! Excited to read more!

  2. Firepower Says:

    Dick, I’d offer a lack of education and literacy as a great deterrance to any advancement of world peace. When we look at the countries that are troublesome in this world, most of them are led (and I do mean led) like a herd of cows. Most 3rd world country inhabitants have a high percentage of people that can barely read, or can read at all. Thus, they listen to leaders, many of whom are clerics, and they believe every word they’re being told.

    We, in the US, are quite often the same way, though it’s not entirely due to illiteracy. If main stream media says something enough, literally millions will believe it, right or wrong. Many do not take the time to verify what they’re hearing to determine for themselves if it’s correct or not.

    I saw an interview during the ’08 election where the individuals were asked where they received their news. A bunch of them said, “Jon Stewart”!!!! He’s a comedian, for Christ’s sake!!!! Somethings can be extracted as news or the truth, but it’s still a show for comedy’s sake.

    I’m a Christian, but just because a preacher stands in a pulpit and says something doesn’t make it true. Quite the opposite, I’ve found.

    Look at teachers and some of the agendas they have. Recently, my grand daughter was introduced to “green” philosophy at school. One of the things discussed was “saving a pumpkin”!!!! The only way to save a pumpkin is to not plant it!!!!! Then the same teacher went on and on about how bad the petroleum industry was…..not counting on how she was able to operate the air conditioner in her room, lights she was using or even how she got to school in the first place!!!

    World peace? Not until the earth is cleansed of people that DO NOT want to get along OR have an agenda far from what most people want. We’re too many and too varied in our beliefs and customs to avoid these conflicts. We just have to deal with what confronts us at the time.

    Hell, our congress can’t even agree on anything!

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