Cryptotich wrote:Peace between man, it is a laudable concept. However it goes against our basic instincts as human beings. As humans, our primary directive is personal survival. Our next directive is the survival of those around us, as that has a direct impact on our personal survival.
In a perfect world, there would be room for everyone to live free and alone. However, that is not our world.
I believe that in everything there is a balance. When one gains, another one looses. When someone get's rich, someone goes broke.
There must be something, some energy that transcends our basic needs.. One day I will know it.
When you say "...that is not our world" then you're creating one of our greatest motivators, if not THE greatest motivator; Fear. It's an assumption that one has to lose when another wins.
I'm not attacking or putting you down, these are generalizations and many if not most make them. We create much more of our reality than we generally realize and such assumptions create fear of loss and insufficiency.
I've found that working together accomplishes much more than one ever could, and accomplishes is quicker and easier than we expect.
I agree with your thoughts on balance, but I also know that we almost never have all the facts. Even the wobble that is spoken of is assumed to be a lack of balance, but it could be that balance created that wobble and we depend on it for our survival.
Our basic instincts are tribal, we live and work in groups. The conflict and fear are born of the thought that there may not be enough for me and mine. If however we know in our hearts that there is enough for everyone, we can take what we need without the temptation to take more than we need thereby preventing others from having, after all, there is enough for everyone so we needn't worry.
Just a couple thoughts, it could be that the only thing out of balance is us. What we know is out of balance with what we believe.