jump to last post 1-50 of 51 discussions (165 posts)

WHO IS THE GREATEST ENEMY OF MAN?

  1. 60
    ikechi11posted 6 years ago

    I know you’ll be wondering about this question. This is a very important question that has been running in the minds of many over the year some have gone to accurse the devil of cause we know that the devil is the enemy of mankind, but he’s not the greatest enemy of mankind so who is?.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Himself?

      1. Freya Cesare profile image77
        Freya Cesareposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Agree 100 % !

        1. 0
          Home Girlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Agree200%!

      2. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed!

      3. 0
        Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thats exactly what I was going to say.

      4. Healthy Living Is profile image74
        Healthy Living Isposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree totally!

      5. Ralph Deeds profile image69
        Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's my answer as well.

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image83
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with Rochelle, it is and always has been man himself.

      1. Rod Marsden profile image88
        Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You bet. Definitely man.

    3. flpantherdefender profile image59
      flpantherdefenderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely, man is his own biggest enemy. We won't destroy the earth, we'll destroy ourselves and the earth will go on. Good question! Yep, the answer is definitely man.

      1. 70
        logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You are correct!  We are hell bent on destroying ourselves as we profess to saving others.

    4. 0
      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why do you say the devil isn't the greatest enemy?

      1. Rod Marsden profile image88
        Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well when we see people doing the wrong thing we don't always feel helpless about changing their minds and getting them to be constructive rather than destructive. Not sure what we can do about the devil. Maybe pull his tail when he's not looking and run away? Not that practical.

    5. Beelzedad profile image61
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Gods. smile

    6. 69
      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi friend ikechi11

      I think he is; or at least devil is one  of the greatest enemies of man:

      [2:164] And your God is One God; there is no God but He, the Gracious, the Merciful. [2:165] Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the alternation of night and day, and in the ships which sail in the sea with that which profits men, and in the water which Allah sends down from the sky and quickens therewith the earth after its death and scatters therein all kinds of beasts, and in the change of the winds, and the clouds pressed into service between the heaven and the earth — are indeed Signs for the people who understand.
      [2:166] And there are some among men who take for themselves objects of worship other than Allah, loving them as they should love Allah. But those who believe are stronger intheir love for Allah and if those who transgress could now see the time when they shall see the punishment, they would realize that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is severe in punishing.
      [2:167] Aye, they would certainly realize if they could see the time when those who were followed shall disown their followers and shall see the punishment, and all their ties shall be cut asunder.
      [2:168] And those who followed shall say: ‘If we could only return, we would disown them as they have disowned us.’ Thus will Allah show them their works as anguish for them, and they shall not get out of the Fire.
      [2:169] O ye men! eat of what is lawful and good in the earth; and follow not the footsteps of Satan; surely, he is to you an open enemy.
      [2:170] He only enjoins upon you what is evil and what is foul, and that you say of Allah what you do not know.
      [2:171] And when it is said to them, ‘Follow that which Allah has sent down,’ they say: ‘Nay, we will follow that wherein we found our fathers.’ What! even if their fathers had no sense at all and no guidance?
      [2:172] And the case of those who disbelieve is like the case of one who shouts to that which hears nothing but a call and a cry. They are deaf, dumb, and blind — so they do not understand.
      [2:173] O ye who believe! eat of the good things We have provided for you, and render thanks to Allah, if it is He Whom you worship.

      http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … ;verse=163

      Please see verse [2:169] and the verses in  context which make it clear that Satan is one of the greatest enemies of man if not the greatest.

      Thanks

      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

    7. goldenpath profile image82
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      CONSTIPATION!!!
      http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-toilet15.gif

    8. NightEmpress profile image60
      NightEmpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Money

    9. mod2vint profile image69
      mod2vintposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Man

    10. pylos26 profile image76
      pylos26posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Broadcasters of religions.

    11. SparklingJewel profile image67
      SparklingJewelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      self...one's self is the greatest enemy of each human being...until humanity realizes their own "dweller" "not-self", sub and un-conscious self, and how it acts in life, there will always be an enemy within each of us, that works together with that of  others to create the ills of the world...

    12. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      As somebody said, the devil is in the details.

    13. Don W profile image84
      Don Wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The greatest enemy of mankind? At some stage in every man's life the answer to this questions is: womankind.

    14. pinkboxer profile image60
      pinkboxerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Man's continual thirst for power and domination at all costs. But I really think it is the sea monkeys, too. lol

  2. wyanjen profile image89
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    Germs.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image67
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    his or her ego

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was thinking that, too when I said, himself.

  4. Tom Cornett profile image55
    Tom Cornettposted 6 years ago

    Rosie O'Donnel   smile

    1. 0
      Madame Xposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image67
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hehehe

  5. wyanjen profile image89
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    Germs.

    Even Chuck Norris can't fight off a cold. lol

    Viruses evolve and adapt endlessly.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Chuck Norris' tears can cure the common cold.  Too bad he never cries.

    2. 0
      Home Girlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Just wash your hands more often. No, you can fight viruses, but how can you fight something that erodes your soul and makes you hate other people and even kill them and yourself? What about wars and abuse, drugs and alcohol? No, a man is the greatest enemy, he destroys himself mercilessly and willfully, and who can stop him?

      1. mrpopo profile image88
        mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, washing your hands more often may worsen the problem. The few germs that survive the soap will then reproduce and their genes will get passed on, creating a population of bacteria immune to a certain type of soap.

  6. pylos26 profile image76
    pylos26posted 6 years ago

    Bacteria is at the top of the food chain.

  7. Rishy Rich profile image79
    Rishy Richposted 6 years ago

    IGNORANCE

  8. Rishy Rich profile image79
    Rishy Richposted 6 years ago

    I have always felt that Devil, David, Darkness is just a metaphorical term for IGNORANCE.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image88
      Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Combine ignorance with stupidity and you might have a winner.

  9. Aley Martin profile image84
    Aley Martinposted 6 years ago

    I would say these people are right, but would also put them together as: man's ignorance.

    It is incumbent upon ourselves to learn from the past, and yet we repeat it over and over again. Rousseau argued that all was fine until we started "owning" the land. And I would have to agree. The greed that comes from this idea has created more problems than solutions. And remaining ignorant to new ideas and new ways of thinking is also something that has brought people to their feet. Minds are truly like parachutes, as the saying goes...they only function when open.

    1. mrpopo profile image88
      mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well said, Aley. I agree 100%!

      1. 69
        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You mean that one should not own the "land"?!

        It will create a chaos.!

        Thanks

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
          Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What do we have now?

          1. 69
            paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            so the chaos continues

            Thanks

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I would say ignorance reigns supreme.

              Chaos is the effect it provides. lol

    2. Rod Marsden profile image88
      Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Aley Martin,  I remember reading years ago that the plains Indians had no real understanding of owning the land. To them it was like saying you could own your own Mother or own the wind or the rain. It didn't make sense to them. You were part of the land and the land was part of you. You came from the land and someday you would be returned to the land's bosom. In the meantime you lived off the land and the land provided like a good parent.

      Due to population pressures Europeans found they had to think in terms of owning the land.

      The feudal system in the middle ages would not have been viable without this concept. It is now impossible to go back to an earlier and possibly better way of thinking and dealing with the land.

      As population pressure throughout the world increases more and more societies will bend to owning rather than being part of the land. It is sad. The thing to remember now though is that Europeans are no longer expanding population-wise. Nor are Asians for that matter. There are however people around who are stupid and ignorant and who are continuing to damage the world with population increase. They anger me because they have failed to learn from other people's mistakes. Also unfortunately religion is at the heart of these continuing mistakes and that is a hard nut to crack at the best of times.

      1. mrpopo profile image88
        mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's well said Rod, I agree.

        1. Rod Marsden profile image88
          Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks mrpopo.

  10. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    man

  11. Flavie Lolol profile image81
    Flavie Lololposted 6 years ago

    Man’s greatest enemy that he fears most is darkness of night, and all the unknown dangers from his fellow man and spirits that come with it. During the day, man is very docile like a priest.

    1. Rishy Rich profile image79
      Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Darkness actually reflects mans ignorance!

  12. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    Women...... After all us men never do anything unless the women say so....

    1. Rishy Rich profile image79
      Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What abt the Gays? roll

  13. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Man's greatest enemy is greed. A horrible talent many seem to acquire either at birth or sometime after. I reckon it's not one of the deadly sins for nothing neutral

    @Cags - chaos has its own order. Otherwise I'd never find my car keys tongue *bump*

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Frog, nice to see you can find your car keys. wink tongue

    2. 69
      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      Hi friend frogdropping

      Ignorance,chaos,greed and many other negative connotations belong to the Devil or Satan; when we are not attuned to the positive then we get devolved; when we are positive and attuned to the evolution or the purpose of our creation set by the Creator- God Allah YHWH, only then we are admirable and we get progressed, we get peace and useful knowledge.

      This is how I understand this phenomenon

      Thanks

      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

  14. akirchner profile image96
    akirchnerposted 6 years ago

    Ourselves - if it wasn't for how we destroy each other and the planet, we'd all be okay!

  15. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    And, the planet would be seriously, heavily, over-populated. lol lol

    1. mrpopo profile image88
      mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      As if that's not the case today?

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        As if it's not. There are plenty of people who continue to analyze, without taking into account everything else that is a factor, then jump to a wrongly perceived conclusion.

        This planet is nowhere near over population. wink

        1. mrpopo profile image88
          mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What does over population mean to you?

          Up until the industrial revolution and medical advancements, global human populations remained relatively constant. At that point, it skyrocketed and our population continues to climb today.

          You might think that's not a problem, but let's analyze what factors we do have. Few natural predators, death rates lowered, life span increased -  all add up to our population increasing. The demand for food is now higher than ever, and it won't take long before it costs more than gasoline.

          Keep in mind that research indicates that no species has ever survived such a drastic increase in population. Every species that passes its natural population limit ends up having a similar drastic decrease in population, often becoming extinct.

          If the planet is not over populated, it's heading in that direction.

    2. Rod Marsden profile image88
      Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry Cagsil but you are dead wrong. The planet IS overpopulated. If it isn't then how come much of the oceans and seas of our world are depleted of fish? Why are food prices rising? Why is housing becoming more expensive and the expense going way beyond the cost of building materials? Why is there crowding in what were once quiet suburbs? Check out world statistics on population growth. It is a horror story unfolding. The clincher is water. Here I am talking about fresh water. As populations increase the availability of fresh water seems to be shrinking. Deserts throughout the world  are on the increase.

      mrpopo is correct when it comes to population increases. Get your head out of the sand Cagsil.

      What mrpopo has to say about natural predators and death rates also makes a great deal of sense. Good for you mrpopo.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Interesting you say that, but then again, apparently the actual problem is too much for you to grasp and I'll leave it at that.

        As for taking my head out of the sand? Interesting you say that, from your own ignorant stance and bias. roll

        I'll be nice and agree to disagree with you and Mrpopo. Either way, have a great day! wink

        1. mrpopo profile image88
          mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Cagsil, what is the actual problem? I know you've been trying to illustrate it to me, but it's just going over my head.

      2. mrpopo profile image88
        mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the comments Rod. At least I'm not the only one that noticed.

        1. Rod Marsden profile image88
          Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not a problem mrpopo.

      3. alternate poet profile image78
        alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is not quite right I think -  the issues of over population are a balance between numbers and the ability of the planet to sustain them. We are making such a rubbish job of managing the earth's resources that we are consuming them at an unsustainable rate for the population we have. There are two choices, decrease population or manage the resources better, as the world is currently run by aggressive obscenely greedy people the best choice would seem to be population control.

        1. mrpopo profile image88
          mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes I agree. We waste a lot of the resources we have, it's simply dreadful management.

          I think though, that if you manage the resources better while still increasing the population, the quality of life will inevitably go down. Decreasing world populations, or at least keeping the world population stable will account for both problems.

          1. Rod Marsden profile image88
            Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You are right alternate poet. A number of nations nowadays see population decrease as the best viable answer. Yes we do waste a lot of resources and we can do better and will do better but I believe that at the very least no further increase in world population is mandatory to overall survival.

            I see suburbs going high rise and turning into slums and that frightens me. The words to a Cat Stevens song comes back to me as playgrounds become smaller and smaller and in some cases just disappear. Where do the children play?

            Yes mrpopo, at least keeping the world population stable will mean a better quality of life for all.

  16. sabrebIade profile image84
    sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago

    "We Have Met The Enemy and He Is Us"
    -Walt Kelly

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago

      Hey Sabre, what's up? How are you today? smile

      1. sabrebIade profile image84
        sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hanging in there, coming down to the wire now.
        sad

    2. frogdropping profile image86
      frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

      Well thankyou paarsurrey smile

      I respect your beliefs but don't share them. I'd rather not blame the devil for man's inability to be anything other than what he should be. Some people are (my opinion) horrible and vile simply because they make the choice to be so.

      If ever I've committed an error of judgement or similar, I don't blame another - the fault is mine.

      Why do you write I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim? I don't mind you're a Muslim. I don't judge, nor believe all people of a particular faith are the same. I have friends from different backgrounds, beliefs, sexual preference. They are my friends. I like who they are - not what they are.

      @Cags - I rarely lose anything in my chaos smile And I have an innate ability to solve complex logic stuff - yet I'm anything but. I think I have a glitch. I don't even know how I do it. I just see the answer. No thinking ... more staring and it just appears.

      OHMIGOD ... I'm a Freaky frog yikes

      1. 69
        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi friend  frogdropping

        We humans understand things from the symbols; it is easy for our undestanding otherwise those things are not real. Now we named a hurricane as "Katrina" while the hurrican never knew it was its name and it never needed a name; it is convenient for human being to name it one. The same way Devil or Satan is not a reality; all negative forces have been named as such for our convenience; to understand things easily.

        Thanks

        I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

        1. 0
          Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          that, is very interesting.

    3. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago

      Yeah, you're a frog, but an adorable one and I'll leave it there, so this doesn't get too far off topic. smile tongue

    4. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago

      Sooner or later yes it will be a problem. But, is not right now. wink

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It will never be a problem. When there are too many people for the earth to support and supply-- people  will die, until we reach a point where the population stabliizes.

        1. mrpopo profile image88
          mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          http://www.scribd.com/doc/18200189/Popu … g-Factors-

          The point in which the population stabilizes may mean a population of zero individuals.

          Note how the reindeer, even though they had more than enough space to accommodate their population, suffered a 99% death rate.

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
            Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Quite possible--and the problem of overpopulation will  therefore be solved forever.

            1. mrpopo profile image88
              mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Lol yes, but I'd much rather it be solved by us as opposed to nature solving it.

              1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
                Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I guess we like to think we are in control.

                1. Cagsil profile image60
                  Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  That's the problem Rochelle, too many people "THINK" they are in control, yet they haven't a clue what "control" is, with reference to their life. lol lol lol

                  1. mrpopo profile image88
                    mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Even if we aren't in control of the situation, we aren't even attempting to solve it.

                    I think there are many things that we are easily capable of doing, but that we often choose to neglect due to misconceived notions.

                    1. Cagsil profile image60
                      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                      And, that comes from a lack of knowledge and understanding(wisdom) of life. hmm

        2. 69
          paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi friend Rochelle Frank

          It will never be a problem; He who creator them will look after them. By then human would fly and find other abodes in the Universe full of unending resources.

          Praise be to the Creator- God Allah YHWH, the Provider and Sustainer of all.

          Thanks

          I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

          1. Rod Marsden profile image88
            Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Head in the sand there paarsurrey. Not good.

    5. K Partin profile image60
      K Partinposted 6 years ago

      MAN!

    6. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago

      Population is dependant on the birth rate. Current scientific data indicates that population will peak at 8 billion then decrease rapidly. smile

      1. Rod Marsden profile image88
        Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It would be nice if this were true Earnest. I hope it is.

    7. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago

      roll

    8. 0
      LEWJposted 6 years ago

      As stated earlier, man's greatest enemy is his own ignorance, followed closely by his ego.

      1. 69
        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi friend LEWJ
           
        Ignorance and  ego are again negative peculiarities of Devil and Satan.

        Thanks

        I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

        1. 0
          LEWJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In my comment, I placed the blame squarely on man himself---placing the burden of human tragedy on a  "devil"  is an elementary and ineffective old crutch that explains exactly nothing.

          1. 69
            paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And how does putting the blame on man does?

            Thanks

            1. 0
              LEWJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Putting the blame on man explains where it rightly lies, since man is responsible for his actions, whether those actions are governed by ignorance or ego.

    9. Onusonus profile image86
      Onusonusposted 6 years ago

      The biggest enemy is oil flavored water; Tastes terrible.

      1. 0
        LEWJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol  lol

    10. 60
      braindrain123posted 6 years ago

      i have to another vote for "himself"...

      one must compete with himself, set standards for himself and achieve something for himself, that he as one entity in this colossal world would be a being worth of value..

    11. Beth100 profile image85
      Beth100posted 6 years ago

      I will agree that man is his own worst enemy as he believes he knows best with disregard to the fact that he is but a speck in the overall scheme of things in the universe

    12. ryan8247 profile image60
      ryan8247posted 6 years ago

      Thats true most of the problems of man are man made.
      Socioeconomic, cultural, and racial. We are all still human beings except for the Asians I Hate the Asians. (see what I mean)

    13. sannyasinman profile image60
      sannyasinmanposted 6 years ago

      The worst enemy of man is The belief that we are separate from each other.

      It never ceases to amaze me how a politician or a general can give an order which he knows will result in the deaths of innocent people, including women and children without flinching, then go home to his family, say he loves his wife and bounce his darling baby girl on his knee. He will protect his own family whilst happily destroying the families of others. 

      If and when the day ever comes when we have raised our consciousness enough to know that we are not separate but are all connected, and that when we harm another, we harm ourselves, then the current world problems will simply fall away.

      We are all connected, all made of the same "stuff" and even quantum physics is starting to come to this conclusion now.

    14. Petra Vlah profile image60
      Petra Vlahposted 6 years ago

      Ignorance and Arrogance is just the beginning; add Greed and you have the major ingredients for total disaster

      1. 0
        Home Girlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think that at a certain time in our future people might lose the ability to reproduce and the problem of overpopulation will be "solved naturally".
        Just as animals in captivity. Our conditions, living  conditions I mean, might deteriorate to that point.

        I am  Home Girl, evil immigrant.

    15. Greek One profile image81
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

      His mother-in-law

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
        Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There's something to be said for that based on my own experience which I won't go into further, here.

        1. Doug Hughes profile image60
          Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Robert Heinlein wrote sci-fi. He once postulated a planet where the marriage custom included the human sacrifice of the mother-in-law if she hadn't been used up already.

          1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
            Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Ha! Ha! Mothers in law are okay so long as they were left back in the old country or are very rich.

    16. optimus grimlock profile image60
      optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

      Woman kind, those %^%^&& cant be trusted!!!!lol
      seriously its being closedminded and not focusing on whats good for all mankind.

    17. 59
      dagnytaggertposted 6 years ago

      Ignorant, lazy man possessed by the devil using dirty germ filled hands to type his viewpoints and exert his influence over others at a public omputer.

    18. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 6 years ago

      There are more wars that rage in the battlefield of the human mind than to ever occur on land. smile

      1. optimus grimlock profile image60
        optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Great point!

        1. Rod Marsden profile image88
          Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes blondepoet I will go along with that.

    19. 0
      zampanoposted 6 years ago

      Wolves are man's best enemys.
      hehehe

      1. Rod Marsden profile image88
        Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        A wolf with only venture into man's territory if he or she has no choice and will do so as part of a pack for protection. Wolves are family orientated and will fiercely protect their young. Wolves will only attack a human to either protect themselves or their young or because they are so hungry they have no choice. They need  to eat and don't see starving to death as an option. As enemies wolves rate best in mythology and out and out fiction rather than in reality. Men who think they are wolves are far more dangerous than the real thing.

        1. 0
          zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It was but a litterary quotation.
          "Man is the wolf of man"
          by Ortega y Gasset.
          European stuff... you know...

          1. Rod Marsden profile image88
            Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Fair enough.

    20. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago

      There isn't a problem And, for the reason you stated I'm leaving it alone. smile

      1. mrpopo profile image88
        mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Suit yourself.

        What I don't understand though, is why you'd give up on teaching those who don't know any better, so to speak, when you are convinced it is the solution to the problem.

        If ignorance and lack of knowledge and understanding (wisdom) are hampering our collective ability to progress, why not enlighten us so we can move forward and properly address major problems?

        Then again, what do I know? hmm

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          When it becomes two on one in one conversation, it is best to step back from it. The forum thread moves too fast to continue the discussion, if you were already over your head, it stands to reason to back off.

          If you had more questions, as to "how" to gain "enlightenment", is to seek out the other sources available. Do not rely on one source for your information, otherwise you'll end completely bias and your beliefs will be too strong to break, even for yourself.

          I'm not trying to insult you, because you're doing a fine job of it yourself, but when something is over your head, it is always best to come back to it and not force it.

          Just a thought. smile Again, no offense, have a great day. smile

          1. alternate poet profile image78
            alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Nobody is over their head I think. The basic ideas are very simple, just that they do not fit into the world outside Cagsil very well. You have some really good ideas in among your stuff, you should not be so afraid of putting them out there for discussion.  I deeply disagree with some of your ideas - yet I can often support your conclusions, but for different reasons.

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hmmm......? lol lol lol lol lol lol

              1. Rod Marsden profile image88
                Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                alternate poet may have a number of points here Cagsil. No one has disputed what you have said about money. You on the other hand cannot see other people's points of view very well. mrpopo just makes more sense than you do.

                1. Cagsil profile image60
                  Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  You're too funny. Yet, again open mouth and insert foot. Especially, with regards to what I see? How interesting you have that kind of fore-sight.

                  One would think you are a mystic or a magician of some sort, maybe even a psychic. lol lol lol

                  1. alternate poet profile image78
                    alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    But it is so easy to see what you see -

                    and this how people see you, like this post - unnecessarily rude, ignorant and confused; the only point you see is your own.

              2. alternate poet profile image78
                alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                ok, I change my mind, maybe you are over your head.

                1. Rod Marsden profile image88
                  Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Whatever.

                  1. mrpopo profile image88
                    mrpopoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    If I'm not mistaken, I believe he was referring to Cagsil, and not you. At least the reply was directed to him I think.

                    1. Rod Marsden profile image88
                      Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                      I say you would be right mrpopo. Sorry alternate poet.

                2. Cagsil profile image60
                  Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  And, of course you would. wink hmm

    21. 0
      Justine76posted 6 years ago

      Im beginning to think man's greatest enemy is hubpages forums?

      1. blondepoet profile image79
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Lol Justine you have a great point. smile

        1. Rod Marsden profile image88
          Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sad but true Justine76 and blondepoet.

    22. MadCowWritings profile image61
      MadCowWritingsposted 6 years ago

      Man along with gods. Greatest atrocities are committed in the name of religion.

      1. Rod Marsden profile image88
        Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And religion will see to it that we overpopulate this world and burn all possible bridges to salvation. I guess it is what religion does in the end.

        We must have our four horsemen standing by. We must have our ragnarok, our armageddon.  We must, in short, someday have our end of the world.

    23. 70
      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

      The greatest enemy of man is lack of vision and the lack of willingness to gain that vision!

      1. blondepoet profile image79
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        A great point Logic smile

        1. Rod Marsden profile image88
          Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Logic being logical.

        2. 70
          logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks BP!
          How's things down under today?

          1. blondepoet profile image79
            blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I had a great day, a lazy day.
            Slept in. Subway for lunch.
            Didn't brush the hair til mid afternoon....ooops no haven't done it yet...maybe while cooking dinner...watched a few movies..had a siesta lol.

            1. blake4d profile image78
              blake4dposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You slept in a subway. Don't you have a place to live BP. Or are you talking about the sandwhich shop?

            2. 70
              logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sounds idyllic!
              Wish I had time to do the same! smile

    24. JON EWALL profile image47
      JON EWALLposted 6 years ago

      HUBBERS

      The greatest enemy of man/woman is greed,arrogance,hate,dishonesty and the desire to accumulate money at any cost.

      '' Money Is The Root Of All Evil '', I was told when I got married.
      So not wanting to be evil, I gave all my money away to guess who.

      1. SpiritLeo profile image75
        SpiritLeoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Its a pity almost all men around the world complain about their loved ones greediness.

        I am sure, every woman is more confident and happy when she is financially independent.

        Why do men always think we need their money???

        Ok, maybe I am different but when I read all these kind of complains I really dont feel good, because I am not in that category...

        Wish all a great Week end!!!

        1. JON EWALL profile image47
          JON EWALLposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          SpiritLeo
          I'm not complaining, no way. Allow me to give you more info .

          Behind every successful man , there is a women.
          driving him with a whip.

          My wife tells me '' the more you give the more you get  '' got it ?

          I say '' it is better to give than to receive ''     get it?

          My wife don't think it's funny but I love to kid her.
          The truth is really she has all the money.

          When I had money, I would love to buy property and other crazy things that she knew nothing about.
          WE ARE  still together after many moons of a long  happy marriage.

          1. SpiritLeo profile image75
            SpiritLeoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I see... smile Probably I misunderstood... Culture differences, as usual!

            I am happy to know everything is ok in your family, because it's really a pity when because of money there appear not so pleasant situations.

    25. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago

      Hey Jon,

      Now you made me feel bad that I did not begin writing before you got married. lol lol

      I just recently published a Hub about money and how it is not the root of all evil. lol

      Just a thought. wink

    26. blake4d profile image78
      blake4dposted 6 years ago

      SEA MONKEYS!!!

      1. blake4d profile image78
        blake4dposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And Possibly any living members of the Grateful Dead...or the band Phish!!!

    27. 0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

      woman

      1. DevLin profile image61
        DevLinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No.

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image69
        Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nice pic. Where did you say you live? Wine, women and song have been the downfall of many a man.

        1. 0
          kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile

          Hi

          babe

          please bring red wine

    28. 0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

      Money

      but no enemy for a woman,

      if it's his money of course

    29. 0
      Gracie Sophiaposted 6 years ago

      GREED

    30. 0
      The stallionposted 6 years ago

      The greatest enemy of man is man himself! He creates things to destroy the blessings he already has!

    31. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 6 years ago

      Stupidity.....and mostly found profoundly present in men, without a good woman to tell them what to say and do, or to inspire them to think beyond their box.

      1. bgamall profile image85
        bgamallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Dick Cheney. He  would like us to all go out in WW3 together.

    32. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image60
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 6 years ago

      The greatest enemy of man is another man. No one else.

    33. TruthDebater profile image60
      TruthDebaterposted 6 years ago

      The mans mind!

    34. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

      Spammers!

     
    working