Osric wrote:I have a great deal of empathy for those that suffer.
ALL people have empathy for those that 'suffer'.
If a person did not notice another 'suffer', then they would not have empathy. If, however, a person notices those that 'suffer', then, by definition, that person has 'empathy'
. That is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
Osric wrote: I can't comprehend how people can just sit by and do nothing or pass the responsibility on to someone else.
If you really want to comprehend by understanding how people do this, then the best way to come to that comprehension and understanding is to answer openly and honestly WHY you yourself do the exact same things. So, WHY do you sit by and do nothing AND pass the responsibility on to someone else? If you take notice even in your very next sentence you pass the responsibility on to someone else.
Osric wrote: Obviously the people in charge of things are not doing their role or can't keep up with all the suffering in the world.
Osric wrote: In order to make things better for EVERYONE, not just a few people, there needs to be dramatic change.
What do you propose IS that "dramatic" change?
I KNOW what change is needed, do you? That change by the way is very far from dramatic. The opposite may be more the truth.
Osric wrote:Such change needs to take place in various governments around the world.
The change that is needed begins way, way before it reaches government level.
Osric wrote: Some beneficial changes or improvements could be in infrastructure, education, and economic systems.
Changes or improvements in those things certainly is of no benefit to make the world better for everyone before the right change takes place first. In fact the continual perceived "beneficial" changes to those things, before the true and right change take place, could be proven they are more disadvantages and the continual detriment to making a better world. The seemingly "beneficial" changes to those things that only benefit some and not ALL causes more problems, which only creates a worse world, for everyone.
Osric wrote: You fix the problems and the symptoms should go away. It appears to me people only treat the symptoms in their attempts to fix things.
I say, if you prevent the cause, then you have no symptoms, no problems, and no ill world. Prevention is obviously better than the cure.
Osric wrote:Change should involve anyone and everyone in my opinion, mainly because we are all sharing this universe together. Representation is okay, but we just need to make sure we are getting the right people to represent us.
I, for One, certainly do NOT need any one representing Me.
Osric wrote: Most of the people in politics are not out to make changes, but in fact make money or ensure some of their own agendas.
I am pretty sure you will find some people in politics are actually out to make changes, but that is only to achieve exactly what you wrote in the second part of your sentence.
Osric wrote:With my earlier post I was in a very negative state of mind I will admit, but that is was only because I felt hopeless and broken. I still feel that way, but I fight on, and some days are better than others. I know all to well that people are a limited amount of energy and time they are willing to devout to changing the world around them.
But people can not change the "world" around them how they, themselves, want "it" to be. Human beings can only change themselves, and from that things naturally change also. If human beings are going to continue on the path they are on now, that is only caring for themselves, individually, and a select few others, then the world that they are creating now will continue till there demise. Surely it is frigging obvious by NOW that if each individual human being is NOT doing in the interest of the whole, then the whole will collapse. The more that are not working for the whole then the quicker the whole is finished or dies out.
Osric wrote: All I'm asking is take a little more effort to make the world a better place for everyone.
But HOW? Effort in what exactly is actually needed?
I know-HOW. And, I KNOW exactly what effort is needed to make the world a far better place for Every One. That is if any one is really interested to learn HOW also.
Osric wrote:Don't let evil people represent you in politics, after all, all they have in mind is themselves.
There is NO such thing as evil and non-evil people. ALL adult human beings do bad or evil [wrong] as well as do good and what is right.
By the way human beings have to get this concept that governments and politics is the answer to all their problems. Governments, politics, religions, rulers (or royals), and their followers cause far more destruction, misery, and mayhem on earth, then any other thing.
Osric wrote:Just because something could be worse, does not make it acceptable.
A very simple, easy, and quick statement but also are far more importantly a very true statement.
Osric wrote: I also think that most of our current lives are predatory, in that we must in some ways prey off each other in order to thrive. Such is the way of most of the current economic systems we have in place. The very phrase, "to capitalize", means to prosper off of someone else. Capitalism is basically a predatory system in which one person or a group of people benefit from the unfortunate situations of other people or groups. Many nations take advantage and often orchestrate the unfortunate events that take place so that they may benefit from it.
The very first mistake here I found is believing we, human beings, need
money to live.
By just the simple change that takes place by understanding this most simplest of true statements and changing the thinking, then the predatory system of capitalism can finally begin to be slowly but surely put to where it belongs, that is to death.