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by Age
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 70
Views: 801

Re: The Meaning of Life / by the New Messiah

Thank you "Age" for taking the time to read it. I assure you that you will not be disappointed with Part 2 How assured were you that I will not be disappointed with Part 2? Would you be upset if I informed you that your assurance did not work? As for 'receiving feedback and suggestions of possible ...
by Age
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

If there is too much beauty in the world we’ll create ugliness in order to appreciate it more easily. If there is equality in the world we’ll create more inequality in order to notice the difference. If you insist that this is what "we" will do, then when there is "to much" ugliness and inequality ...
by Age
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Your Essential Thing
Replies: 33
Views: 528

Re: Your Essential Thing

how closed up human beings are which is what actually stops IT from coming out just look at the writings throughout this forum The lack of back and forth clarifying questions to each other shows just how little interest there is in what is said by each person Not asking clarifying questions all the...
by Age
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Your Essential Thing
Replies: 33
Views: 528

Re: Your Essential Thing

Age Nick_A wrote: ↑ Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:47 pm Philosophy IMO brings us closer to the great question raised by Russell through experiential remembering our connection to this great question even if we cannot express it. I have no idea what you are alluding to here. Because you have a definition opin...
by Age
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Age Intolerance is learned. Intolerance is 'thought' based, and obviously ALL thoughts are learned along the way or come from experiences. As you know much of animal life lives by the axiom "survival of the fittest." By definition this is intolerance of that which nature considers unfit. Does anima...
by Age
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Trying to defeat an us verses them mentality is self contradictory since you have to set your store with the "us " that believes that an "Us vs Them Mentality", and against the people the 'them' that think a "Us vs Them Mentality" is a perfectly good way to go about things. :) But the most morally ...
by Age
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Trying to defeat an us verses them mentality is self contradictory since you have to set your store with the "us " that believes that an "Us vs Them Mentality", and against the people the 'them' that think a "Us vs Them Mentality" is a perfectly good way to go about things. :) This is a good point ...
by Age
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

If there is too much beauty in the world we’ll create ugliness in order to appreciate it more easily. If there is equality in the world we’ll create more inequality in order to notice the difference. If you insist that this is what "we" will do, then when there is "to much" ugliness and inequality ...
by Age
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 167
Views: 10788

Re: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.

If the usa is still the greatest country in the world, then the slogan "Make america great again" seems redundant. Unless, of course, that slogan refers to the whole of the american continent and not just a part of it. Ignoring the question of whether the USA was ever great; how would it be possibl...
by Age
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

I do not have this idiotic mentality, as I have already CHANGED. Good on you! Just curious, does me speaking like this spark up any curiosity at all for you? If no, then why not? Are you just not interested, do not believe that I have changed, or is there some thing else? Either way is fine. i am j...
by Age
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Must us and them express a damaging negative mentality? No. But on first glance it tends to. Is there any necessary reason to separate human beings into an "us" and "them" mentality? To me, separating human beings causes a separatist view of things, and we all know what is possible and can happen w...
by Age
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

It's something history keeps retelling over & over again. The present age in that respect is hardly different from 3000 years ago. It's always US as singular and THEM as plural whoever us and them may be or were. All nations and tribes and groups and individuals use this. It's a mechanism, that ide...
by Age
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Age If you believe that the mentality of "us" vs/and "them" can not be changed, then so be it. But, I exist and I do not have this mentality. So, to you, what does this suggest? How can it not be changed if I have already done it? You misunderstood what I wrote: Did I? N. It cannot be changed by ou...
by Age
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 135
Views: 1883

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Thanks for putting this down, Dubious, I was going to say something to the same effect. It's something history keeps retelling over & over again. The present age in that respect is hardly different from 3000 years ago. It's always US as singular and THEM as plural whoever us and them may be or were...
by Age
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 167
Views: 10788

Re: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.

If the usa is still the greatest country in the world, then the slogan "Make america great again" seems redundant.

Unless, of course, that slogan refers to the whole of the american continent and not just a part of it.