I was just wondering why there are those who think negatively about the sustainability of Civilization while others believe it is sustainable. What is at the core of some people thinking negatively and others positively?
Greed and power lust for the negatives, and giving and sacrifice for the positives.
I guess it is hard to explain. But I think it is primarily due to how one feels about themselves and their place it the world. If one doesn't feel empowered in life,
Great, as this eludes to the illusion of empowerment that is in truth, as if you'll get out of here alive!
like they are being constantly manipulated by outside forces,
Everyone is manipulated to a continuously variable degree. The elite haves, being less, down to the have not's, being more. The manipulating force is the construct of the legacy of those that have been in power from day one, termed as civilization, today.
one tends to be negative.
Incorrect, they are positive as they see the need to be free of being bought and sold.
In contrast, those who feel in control of their lives tend to be positive about the world.
Wrong, either they fail to see their being subject to the control of the construct, and thus those higher up the relative chain, or they realize, and are merely along for the ride, full of their drunken and passionate pride.
I think it also has to do with whether one is a holistic thinker or not.
This is true, the holistic thinkers see the entire picture and realize, in light of today's disparity in riches, that a bridle must be applied to the rich corporations, to ensure the sustainability of the life of planet earth.
Those who think small and don't try to see the larger picture tend to be negative about the world and its sustainability.
Incorrect, those who think small, are unwilling to sacrifice themselves in terms of monetary percentiles to ensure sustainability.
Mind you, it's good to have both because the two interacting and opposing each other is what sustains and balances the world, like the two poles that keeps the universe functioning.
True, only if the disparities weren't so great!
It has been noted, though, that the positive outlook is generally right.
Correction, the positive outlook is always right, and is the one that is willing to sacrifice what ever it takes, from the black, to ensure sustainability.
If the negatives won Civilization would have been toast along time ago.
Incorrect, the negatives have won, and as such, civilization is currently toast!
But I think the sustainability of Civilization has just begun.
I agree, or so it would seem, and it's about time, and I pray they follow through to completion.