Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:11 PM

There is no reason to be a pussy if there is no conflict. We would all be generally confident in our beliefs as nobody is going to oppress you over them.
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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:32 PM

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they are good for being ADORABLE PUPPIES and that is good enough.


and cats!

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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:34 PM

View Postishkabible, on 31 July 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

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they are good for being ADORABLE PUPPIES and that is good enough.


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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

View Posthunterb100, on 31 July 2013 - 09:35 PM, said:

By conflict on all levels I mean no fighting, wars, violence, etc. I don't mean you can't have a disagreement on something and not care.

So.. you don't mean on "all levels" then do you?

View Posthunterb100, on 31 July 2013 - 09:35 PM, said:

We would not have bullying, fights (No UFC or MMA or any of those for the people that like those, ahah) for the singular persons level,

Really? No singular sports activities? As an old wrestler (that, admittingly, didn't go far) I would be bummed.

View Posthunterb100, on 31 July 2013 - 09:35 PM, said:

on a political level we wouldn't have wars, confrontations, etc. Imagine no Cold War (Forget for now it was somewhat a result of WWII, which in context would not have existed). The US and USSR would continue original plans of a joint space project, two immensely powerful nations; instead of competing, working together. Hell, we might have been on the moon in '65 or before. On the singular scale, there would be no verbal/physical hate or bullying against people of all kinds. The LGBTQ community would have such lower suicide and depression rates. People would acknowledge that they were LGBTQ and either have no thoughts on it or be happy or whatever but my point is they would not confront them about it and start harassing or bullying them.

For Pete's sake you are talking a homogenized drone society? Eeesh.. Talk about hell.

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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:00 PM

As I have pointed out, yes, I realize this is a bad question and both options have major disadvantages, hence my regret towards posting it.
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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:07 PM

View PostBenignDesign, on 31 July 2013 - 08:26 AM, said:

My 12-year-old daughter asked me just the other day what I would change if I could go back in time and change any ONE thing in my life.

My answer was: nothing.

Not because nothing bad has ever happened, not because I've enjoyed every experience of my life, but because without those experiences, I wouldn't be who I am and where I am today.

It's conflict that builds character. It's sadness that fuels dreams and aspirations. It's pain that makes you appreciate when things are going well.

Do I sometimes wonder what life would be like if my mother hadn't died shortly after my birth? Absolutely.

Do I wonder what life would be like if my father hadn't abandoned his children? Yepper!

Do I wonder where I would be if I hadn't met the father of my children and was still just a spawnless spinster? Indeed, I do.

Do I wonder how things would have turned out if I'd gone to California with the psychopath who bought me a plane ticket when I was 18? Yes.

Do I wish my brother was still alive? Every day.

But each of these events - any many, many others - have made me who I am. You might not like me; you might hate me with a passion, but I'm rather content with the person I've grown to become.

If you never have conflict, how do you recognize peace?
If you never have sadness, how do you know when you're happy?


I don't have to say anything here. It would just be my version of this.
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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:12 PM

View Postlordofduct, on 31 July 2013 - 10:07 PM, said:

View PostBenignDesign, on 31 July 2013 - 08:26 AM, said:

My 12-year-old daughter asked me just the other day what I would change if I could go back in time and change any ONE thing in my life.

My answer was: nothing.

Not because nothing bad has ever happened, not because I've enjoyed every experience of my life, but because without those experiences, I wouldn't be who I am and where I am today.

It's conflict that builds character. It's sadness that fuels dreams and aspirations. It's pain that makes you appreciate when things are going well.

Do I sometimes wonder what life would be like if my mother hadn't died shortly after my birth? Absolutely.

Do I wonder what life would be like if my father hadn't abandoned his children? Yepper!

Do I wonder where I would be if I hadn't met the father of my children and was still just a spawnless spinster? Indeed, I do.

Do I wonder how things would have turned out if I'd gone to California with the psychopath who bought me a plane ticket when I was 18? Yes.

Do I wish my brother was still alive? Every day.

But each of these events - any many, many others - have made me who I am. You might not like me; you might hate me with a passion, but I'm rather content with the person I've grown to become.

If you never have conflict, how do you recognize peace?
If you never have sadness, how do you know when you're happy?


I don't have to say anything here. It would just be my version of this.


Precisely.
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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:27 PM

Sadness is indication of our tought and our state of mind that we care about those people , things , moments which we were have in past and it drives us to emotionas which let us to depth of thoughts which in normal state of mind we can't go. It teach us that every small moment of joy is good enough to enjoy.
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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:30 AM

You're all trying to think of something that isn't even ideologically coherent. Trying to think of a world without cold would mean its a world without any temperature, for example.
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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:59 AM

So like your saying we would all be vulcans? I might be ok with that.
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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:48 PM

Definitely Sadness.
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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:47 PM

While we're at it, how about we discuss "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"
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Re: Rid the world of sadness or conflict?

Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:38 PM

View Postishkabible, on 03 August 2013 - 11:59 AM, said:

So like your saying we would all be vulcans? I might be ok with that.


No because it is a struggle and goal for vulcans to reach the level of rationality and calmness they desire. They have to work to become that way. That's all fiction anyway, it's the nature of almost every living thing on this planet to be in conflict.
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