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If you could remove just one evil from the world - what would it be?

  1. ImKarn23 profile image78
    ImKarn23posted 4 years ago

    I know exactly what mine would be, but - I'm not telling yet...

    1. Dale Hyde profile image86
      Dale Hydeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The first thing that came to my mind is politics and I must agree with my mind!

    2. aisha91 profile image74
      aisha91posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Desire.

    3. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      how bout all weapons?

  2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 4 years ago

    Ego

  3. manlypoetryman profile image67
    manlypoetrymanposted 4 years ago

    Facebook!

    1. lorlie6 profile image82
      lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      THANK YOU, MPM!!!! smile

    2. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @manlypoetryman: LOL

    3. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Lol @manlypoetryman

      1. mischeviousme profile image60
        mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        children

        1. manlypoetryman profile image67
          manlypoetrymanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          really? any way you can explain that?

          1. mischeviousme profile image60
            mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            No... I was just trying to be amusing. I may not like being around children, but I don't hate kids.

            1. manlypoetryman profile image67
              manlypoetrymanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              at least you were trying to be amusing..."Humor...is where you find it...ya' know, MCHM?" (MCHM = code for mischeviousme)

              1. mischeviousme profile image60
                mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Humor is a painkiller for suffering. While it may not stop the pain, it takes the bite out of it.

        2. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Well, I can see your logic there.  Get rid of all the children and the whole evil thing will correct itself in around 80 years or so.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image24
            Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Lets start with the American Clergymen that do Child molestation to a million children per year.

            1. couturepopcafe profile image60
              couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Class action law suit? A million? Where'd you get that number?

              1. Castlepaloma profile image24
                Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                There is only 100,000 action suits,  9 out of 10 that do not file , so time ten.

                1. ImKarn23 profile image78
                  ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  GODdamned SICK!

            2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
              Eaglekiwiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Actually 4 in 5 children know their molesters,and the figures for it being a family member or known by a family member is just as high,which suggest Castle that your figures are not correct.

              But I will say it seems to be the group the media most often report.

              (Source: Worked with abused children)

              1. Castlepaloma profile image24
                Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I watch this

                Deliver Us from Evil (2006) is a documentary film directed by Amy J. Berg which tells the true story of Catholic priest Oliver O'Grady, who admitted to having molested and raped approximately 25 children inNorthern California between the late 1970s and early 1990s.[1] The film won the Best Documentary Award at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festivaland was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, losing to An Inconvenient Truth.[2] The title refers to a line in theLord's Prayer.

                1. Castlepaloma profile image24
                  Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  It was extremely sad, the film reported 100,000 USA trail cases and quote 900,000 go unreported

                  1. couturepopcafe profile image60
                    couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Very sad.

  4. pedrog profile image17
    pedrogposted 4 years ago

    Religion.

  5. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago

    Child Molestation

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @MelissaBarrett: Here, here!!

    2. mamalila profile image60
      mamalilaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @MelissaBarrett:  I couldn't agree more!

    3. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      +1

  6. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago

    Man's inhumanity.

  7. WillStarr profile image83
    WillStarrposted 4 years ago

    Sin

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmmm....too broad?

  8. eddiecarrara profile image94
    eddiecarraraposted 4 years ago

    Temptation!

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @Eddiecarrara: I'm 'tempted' to say something...but..I'll refrain! lol

    2. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Another good one -  Divorce would no longer be so common.

    3. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      On second thoughts leave that in - there are certain foods that tempt me and I love to indulge. lol.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    "If you could remove just one evil from the world - what would it be?"

    This is such a good question that I am unable to come up with an answer.

    I want to come up with the one that is the root source of all others.

    The root source maybe so intertwined with the entire reality-construct, that there may be no choice but to throw the whole thing out.

    Eaglekiwi's answer of "ego" is a darn good one. If indeed our minds could only have been designed just a little bit differently...

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly Paradig! To find the 'root source of all others'. I believe that mine may encompass this notion - still not tellin' yet! lol..

  10. Bill Yovino profile image91
    Bill Yovinoposted 4 years ago

    +1 on religion, the single worst curse on humanity.

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed!!! But..what i would remove from the world would take religion with it!
      Can you guess?

  11. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    intolerance of other ways of thinking or lifestyle.

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @Wilderness: Hmmm...veddy interesting indeed...

  12. Anamika S profile image71
    Anamika Sposted 4 years ago

    Hatred

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome!

  13. FREEWORKING profile image61
    FREEWORKINGposted 4 years ago

    Corruption because it is the worm which can eat all the country.

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed, but - corruption in and of itself still leaves so much shit to deal with...

  14. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 4 years ago

    Ignorance.

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      love it! Ignorance breeds fear which breeds ignorance which breeds fear which breeds..WAR!

  15. pisean282311 profile image57
    pisean282311posted 4 years ago

    religion

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hell, then most of Religion would be gone

      1. Castlepaloma profile image24
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        ImKarn23

        Can I replace my quote of hell, to a new quote of  :Absense of Reason:

        Hell is one example of  Absence of Reason  It is the ultimate evil, an insane and tortuous existence that never ends.

        1. ImKarn23 profile image78
          ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          @castlepaloma: Couldn't agree more! Heaven being the other example of absence of reason!

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    Emile Rposted 4 years ago

    Lack of empathy. Which doesn't sound like an evil, but I think it is the primary root of a lot of inequities in our world.

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    ecoethicalveganposted 4 years ago

    Apathy, because I believe without it,
    mankind would do more good for others,
    and not be so selfish.

  18. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 4 years ago

    I thought about this while at work and while a few ideas already mentioned seemed like a great things to do away with my idea would be to get rid of money.

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      wow..i just made the suggestion of money on someone who said clothes! Money's a really really good one...buuuuuut...I still think mine trumps it! we shall see. Maybe we'll take a vote on which is best!!

    2. Joy56 profile image59
      Joy56posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      i think if there was no money, and nothing had a value, or everything had the same value, it would be lovely.  Money tends to spoil all good things,... cheers.

      1. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think that things like greed tend to be motivated by fear (a fear of not having enough or being enough to be loved, what have you). I was thinking that by removing the mind set that creates the financial system and specifically money, you could remove the fear of lack or want that motivates greed. Perhaps a simpler solution would be to remove unnecessary or unwarranted fear. Fear itself can serve a purpose, its good to fear say a hungry lion not in a cage so we can't eliminate that but maybe to make it so that it is proportional to the actual risks?

        Either way, when EF is online again, we shall have to break out the claret, you can drink mine tho as I am preggars and baby wouldn't like it tongue

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    logic,commonsenseposted 4 years ago

    clothes, if you have nothing to hide, you should hide nothing!

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      hmmmm...or money?

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Greed.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I couldn't decide between greed or ego,kinda the same but different
          Guess I will stay with my original one though -ego

      2. Castlepaloma profile image24
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Greed is a good one, yet many people think Satan and Money is the root of all evil.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe *love* of money is the root of all evil?

          1. Castlepaloma profile image24
            Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Love of dead president on dollar bills, more like the feeling of power which absolute power corrupts.

  20. Priyankaa Bee profile image60
    Priyankaa Beeposted 4 years ago

    Money creates greed, power and evil thoughts. Agree with kirstenblog, without money, you won't attract any 'evils' in life. Just be happy and contented, this is the basic teachings of the Buddhism smile

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Evil creates evil, anger creates anger, those that deal death beget death, those that make war recieve war, those that commit attrocities recieve attrocity. Not so much in those words, but that is basically part of Sidhartha Gautama's teaching.

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Money is a useful tool for trade ,but the love of money moves it to a 'idol' status and nah we see what that does to many people.

    3. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Money's not evil. People are. Remove man's inhumanity to man in every way and you remove all evil.

    4. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @PriyankaaBee: Money isn't the only thing that creates evil tho..so does power, ambition, hatred etc..

  21. Reality Bytes profile image94
    Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago

    violence!

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @RealityBytes: yeah, baby!

  22. KellyPittman profile image80
    KellyPittmanposted 4 years ago

    Selfishness

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lynch mobs

  23. Lady_E profile image81
    Lady_Eposted 4 years ago

    I would remove corruption of Leaders (politicians).

    There shenanigans affect the whole country. They keep money in Swiss Accounts abroad and increase rates of oil etc as they please because they answer to no one.  Even govt contracts are only awarded to their friends and family.

    If corruption could be removed from the world - a lot of people will be able to live comfortably on their salary.

    Nice Post. smile

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      i prefer doing away with all politicians - it's cleaner and easier that way! Thanks lady E!

  24. momster profile image60
    momsterposted 4 years ago

    Money

    1. ImKarn23 profile image78
      ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      i think money has to be in the top 5..or even 3..for sure..Fer sure!

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
        EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Money gets a bad press.

        Just try living in a world without it, and you'd see what I mean.

        1. kirstenblog profile image76
          kirstenblogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Have you ever seen any of these tribes where the people have never even seen money before let alone have to use it?

          I wouldn't say that life is bliss for these people, illness and hunger can effect them just the same as it does the super rich in the developed world. The difference is, how their societies work, I wish I had had the tribal life that these people can have. When a child looses their parents, they aren't orphans left to make their own way in the world, the whole tribe becomes their family and everyone makes sure they learn the skills they need that they would have gotten from parents. It doesn't look like a very bad way of living at all to me, more of an all for one and one for all way to live and I think we are really missing out on something with our self centred monetary system. My only problem is my learned fear of spiders and other creepy crawlies! yikes

          If I could happily see them as food.... I could go tribal in an instant big_smile

  25. livelonger profile image89
    livelongerposted 4 years ago

    Inability to follow the Golden Rule.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Brilliant!

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      But some people like being beaten.

      1. livelonger profile image89
        livelongerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If all we had to deal with were masochists, that wouldn't be much of a problem at all.

  26. Disappearinghead profile image89
    Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago

    Agriculture. Because it turned man into a slave toiling for taskmasters and now we are wage slaves to serve our mortgage and taxman masters. When we were hunter gatherers we were free..... Oh no I'm turning into a lentil knitting hippy.

  27. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago

    You have never lived in a world without money, so how could you know?


    There is only one evil in the world: Ignorance.

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The other evil is "I".

    2. EmpressFelicity profile image84
      EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So what would you use to buy stuff, if not money? Cowrie shells?

      Edit: Using cowrie shells to buy stuff would mean that cowrie shells had become... money.

      So it would be down to barter then. Good luck with that when you try and order stuff online.

      Alternatively, we could appoint a committee to decide who was entitled to what commodity and how much, based on their "need". But I have a funny feeling that this would be woefully inadequate and inefficient, not to mention being open to massive abuse. Welcome to the aristocracy of pull.

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You're not so evil mische. Empress...the world asit is is passing. It may all be gone in your lifetime. It is unsustainable. When people no longer have money to buy food...they will eat the rich.

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
          EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry, you've got me baffled here. You and other people on this thread have unwittingly triggered one of my hot buttons, helped along by a couple of glasses of claret LOL.

          Tell me: after the proverbial meal of Kentucky Fried Plutocrat, how will we exist in a world without money? How would it actually work in practice?

          1. Druid Dude profile image60
            Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            First, kill off approximately 6 billion people...oh, that's right...that't the population of planet earth!!! Ever hear of sharing equally...grow for need, not for profit? Sure, you need everyone to be truly committed to the common good. To do it, you either need one world government. They...as in those who are in control...are already trying to do away with "money" as we know it, as there is also a move to directly link the U.S. economy into the Euro-system. WTO is part of that. If there is money and government, then government owns all money. In the sense in which I think, it is part of the money 'propagandists' method of enslavement, and the inability to see any other alternative evidence of it's totality.

            1. Druid Dude profile image60
              Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              And I said: WHEN PEOPLE DON"T HAVE MONEY TO BUY FOOD. That's here, now, has been and will be.

              1. couturepopcafe profile image60
                couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                No money, everything shared equally, all for the common good, non-profit society, one stinkin' world government. None of this does anything to eliminate man's inhumanity to man.

                1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
                  EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Indeed - in fact, it produces some quite creative opportunities for yet more inhumanity IMHO.

                  In answer to the OP my suggestion is to remove the sense of entitlement that leads to so many ills, big and small.

            2. EmpressFelicity profile image84
              EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              You still haven't said how it would actually work in practice, this money-free world you're advocating.

              1. Druid Dude profile image60
                Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Actually, I was advocating an ignorance free world. AND my original comment said nothing about a money free world. It was something to do with...If people can't buy food... sorry, geuss you can't read... so much for doing away with ignorance.smile

                1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
                  EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  I can't follow non sequiturs. That doesn't make me ignorant. Bye.

                2. Druid Dude profile image60
                  Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  When all your food stores run out....so does our time. POOF no flippin' money.

                3. couturepopcafe profile image60
                  couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Someone can be without ignorance and still hate.

          2. couturepopcafe profile image60
            couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            More to the point, how does a world without money become a world without evil?

          3. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Not a world without money. A world without greed. We need money, or a battering tool. We do not need those greedy bastards that want it all, though. We all just need to survive, perhaps even flourish, we do not, however, need a life of luxury at the expense of others.

            1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
              EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Ah, at last - at least you acknowledge that money is necessary. Without money, we would have to go back to barter which as I'm sure you realise, is woefully impractical unless you're able to live entirely off the land in a wholly local economy, without any modern new-fangled stuff like broadband or TV.

              We would not all be here on this forum now, if it weren't for money. Money isn't an evil, it's a tool. You might as well say that an axe is evil because people occasionally kill each other with axes.

              1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
                Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Woah, Empress Felicity, when did I suggest that we didn't need money? Quote please? At no point did I suggest that!! I await your comments, I'm also very surprised that you have made that ASSUMPTION!

                1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
                  EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  ???

                  I said "Ah, at last - at least you acknowledge that money is necessary."

                  Which is the exact opposite of what you think I said.

                  ::very confused now::

                  1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
                    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    So am I? Obviously I know money is necessary? So I don't understand the "at last" Statement. I don't understand how that is the exact opposite of what I think you have said.

          4. kirstenblog profile image76
            kirstenblogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Oh man! I missed out on the chance to debate over some Claret! You would have had to drink mine tho as I am preggars big_smile. Well maybe next time big_smile

            1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
              EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Congratulations!

          5. kirstenblog profile image76
            kirstenblogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            The few surviving tribes in some of the most isolated places are the example, they are doing it for real and have done for thousands and thousands of years. Its not an easy life, this I can agree with but at least the hard stuff is not inflicted by other humans. Life will always be hard no matter what so I don't think we can say that life would be easier living by a tribal system its just that the hardship will be from more 'natural' problems that you have hardship, instead of at the hands of other humans. To me that is what constitutes evil, the creation of unnecessary hardship for others and so much of what motivates us to do this is this concept of ownership that is a must for money systems to work.

            I guess the trade off is, we live simple lives in simple communities who all care about each other but we never make it to the moon, never cure cancer or any of the other modern day stuff we have, but we can all make our own homes and forage for food without needing money. Or we accept that all the great stuff of the modern day comes at a price, an invitation to what I consider evil and try to work hard to keep it as under control as possible. A never ending battle but one that might be worth it? I guess that is a better question then what evil to get rid of, what would we loose if we just removed evil instead of remaining vigilant against it?

            1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
              EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              That last question you posed is the eternal conundrum, isn't it? I've long thought that in crusading to remove evil one runs the risk of turning into the very thing one is campaigning against. Particularly if you adopt an "end justifies the means" mindset.

              When it comes to living the tribal lifestyle in simple communities, there are many people who would probably love to do just that. But there are at least as many (and I'm one of them) who are filled with horror at the very idea. I like my broadband and central heating, thanks very much! In order to go completely back to the tribal thing, a lot of us would have to be coerced into it, either by actual force or by massive, restrictive legislation. It would be a case of "ends justify the means" which as I said above is the road to perdition IMO.

              Voluntary simplicity is a great idea, as long as it is genuinely voluntary.

              For all those people who still believe in eliminating money, all I can say is "be careful what you wish for".

              1. kirstenblog profile image76
                kirstenblogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I wonder if there have ever been any non-tribal societies that didn't have money? I can't think of a single one, every other social construct seems to have a system of currency, be it beads or coins or paper money. This idea of something of realistically speaking no value representing something of actual value is an odd one to me.

                Oh wait! Star Trek didn't have money! They look pretty good to me wink tongue (sadly they are totally fictional LOL)

                I think you hit the nail on the head with the thought 'do the ends justify the means?'. As they say 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions'. And for you my tribal dream is your hell so I guess you don't have to buy me a ticket to some remote region of the world where people have never seen money yet lol big_smile

    3. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ignorance is not evil. Not knowing something would make someone ignorant of that fact. This is not evil.

  28. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago

    Mandatory lobotomies. To rid the world of man's inhumanity to man (part of his ignorance, by the by) you first would have to rid the world of man. As long as two stand, one will try to subjugate the other. Everyone here seems to focus on money. Money is a strong impetus to do bad things, not sure how well it works as an impetus to do good things. Courts still out. If ignorance is allowed to destroy our world...all the money in existence won't buy you one more second.

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We still have them??

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        logic,commonsenseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I can think of a few posters here in the forums than must have had them!smile

  29. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    I didn't read this thread all the way through, but I'd like to remove greed. As a former politician. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that every politician I know started out with the good of the people at heart.

    Somewhere along the line they got greedy, and power-hungry.

    That's it, end of story, they have fulfilled their need without fulfilling their electoral promises.

    If every politician on this earth fulfilled their electoral promises, we would live in a better world.

    Get rid of greed first.

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There goes the money again!!!smile

      1. ImKarn23 profile image78
        ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I can't believe nobody has said greed yet! I'm throwing my vote in the ring with GREED - it would cover so much of the above..

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hollie mentioned it above.

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Not money, greed. There's  a difference. And I did say it, somewhere up there.

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Izzy, they were my sentiments exactly, a little bit up the thread. If we remove greed, the world has a chance!

      1. ImKarn23 profile image78
        ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hollie Thomas: AGREED on GREED! lol..greed takes sooooo much with it!

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          But greed doesn't cover hate or religion.

  30. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 4 years ago

    I will also vote for greed.

    Second choice, if refused this request: the Righmost wing of the Republican party.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Righmostt wing of the Republican party. Equates to *greed*

      1. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, that's why it's my second choice.. It would get rid of a lot of greed and other foolishness...

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          PCU, I'm afraid I find it difficult to *separate* the two.

          1. Druid Dude profile image60
            Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Still think greed is related to ignorance. Ignorance is a pretty big bag. As long asb someeone wants more than someone else, the world will be cast in ignorance.

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
              Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Funny, the greediest people in the world,have been able to take advantage of the *best* education.

              1. IzzyM profile image86
                IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Don't they just? What sickens me most in the UK that those who passed laws to prevent our young people from being able to afford a university education, were those who had one.
                Tony Blair's 'socialist' government if I remember right.
                My daughter at that time had just started university. She lasted a year! One of the UK's bright young ones who couldn't pay for it, and neither could we.
                I'm glad she dropped out rather than go on the game as many other young ones had to.

                1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
                  Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  They did go on the game though, too, didn't they? Blair, I hate that man so much, "socialist" really? I think we lived through the days of the poll tax riots and what Thatcher the fascist would have hoped was a wasted youth, became the youth that saw right through them. Shame they've all had to make so may sacrifices though.

              2. Castlepaloma profile image24
                Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Greed has some reason behind it, to serve one self, problem is we the 95% - 99% of the people allow it to run a mock

                Money has the least to do with over all happiness, and money is only 1/5 of the equation towards a success in life.

                Now absence of reason would effect everything with do which involves Money, blaming Satan , Hell, over pollution of our environment, health and many other sources like blame greedy corporation

                WE CAN TAKE ON THAT 1% COME ON WE ARE THE 99% WE CAN BEAT THEM

                Now must warn you all, the 1%  own most of the military and a few of us will die

                But who cares, after 40 years of work, about 90% of us will be dead or dead broke if we don't!

                WHO IS WITH ME!!!

                1. Castlepaloma profile image24
                  Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Come on are we owned by Morlocks or are we Men/Women?

                2. ImKarn23 profile image78
                  ImKarn23posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  I'm with you Castlepaloma! All in! Do or die! Giddy up!

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        pcoachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Liberals, progressives and democrats. Sorry i just couldn't come up with one.  They are the epitomy of greed. They want something they don't have and are willing to take it from others at any cost, including the cost to our freedom. No one is declined an education in this country. I have worked hard for every penny I have earned in my life and begrudge no one who has more than me. Liberals want what others have and do not want to work for it. I will be leaving the forum now. Please feel free to attack my comments with your foolishness as is your wont to do regularly.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image24
          Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Both parties are two sides of the same coin, there are other and new ways of thinking by the people who are the true leaders, good luck on your journeys anyways

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            pcoachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Castlepaloma: I do not frequent the forums much because they are usually full of hateful liberals. Yours was the most pleasant response I have ever received in the forums. Thank you. I believe in giving credit where credit is due and only where credit is due. You are due kind sir!

            1. Castlepaloma profile image24
              Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks

              Kindness is needed most

              1. couturepopcafe profile image60
                couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                That might be a good forum post. What is needed most along with what needs to be eliminated.

  31. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    Love of money isn't in itself a bad thing.

    Personally, I would love some money!

    BUT, I would never harm anyone to get it, that is the difference.

    When greed kicks in, then love for your fellow man goes out the window.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What would you *love* money for though, Izzy? To pay some bills, to allow you some freedom. To go on holiday, treat your kids, grandchildren? Is that greed? don't think so.

      Unlike you, there are people that *love* money. Don't care who it hurts, who starves, lives on the streets, lands in prison, is homeless. All for that extra million bonus? Is that greed, or want?

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think I said that, in not so many words smile

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I'm afraid once I get on my soapbox, I'm a rambler. lol

  32. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    I remember driving my taxi and listening to the radio program giving me a live accounts of how young women worked 2or 3 jobs every night while at uni. It gave them money to pay their way through uni but most ended up dropping out because they became too tired.
    Then there was accounts from the girls who turned to prostitution who possibly never completed their studies either.
    One girl did.
    As a fully qualified accountant, she was offered a starting salary of 20K, but she was already earning 40k as a high class prostitute.
    So she turned the work down.
    Thing is, when she grows too old and ugly for her chosen career, she will still have accountancy to fall back on.
    Not saying all accountants are like this...

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's a very sad state of affairs that women were forced into this situation in the first place. Some would say that many accountants are whores, irrespective of their gender...

    2. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No, but lawyers, absolutely!
      smile

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        smile

  33. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    Castelpaloma, you can recruit as many as you like, but you can't give people common sense if they weren't born with it.
    Some people are just made to run with the crowd, and others aren't.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Agree, most would prefer to be blind sheep or to rag on about bills every month for 40 years.

      Just looking for a few with uncommon or good sense to avoid the long term suffering.

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Sometimes it's not a matter of preferring to be blind sheep (although this is certainly done in large numbers).

        In the case of a new independent and self-sufficient society, it would matter a great deal that each individual knows their role. Some are leaders in certain fields, others are not. Let each to his own strong suit and the society runs with efficiency.

        (Of course, this is assuming there is no separation of class, as in my New Government Plan.)

  34. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago

    I like to know what anyone thinks of my new government plan.

    http://couturepopcafe.hubpages.com/hub/ … NMENT-PLAN

    It not really feasible but fun to think about if it were.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Too Med evil

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Did you just look at the pictures? Medievil would imply class structure and favoratism. A ruling class would govern the 'people'. This plan requires that everyone support the community with their labor and recieve an equal share of the profits and resources. Completely equal per person. There are no slackers allowed and there is no hard labor for anyone. Elders are respected and given the role as leaders, not required to do manual labor. Children of a certain age are given choices as to their life interests. Individuals can pursue any profit making project they want with few restrictions. What's medievil about that?

        1. mischeviousme profile image60
          mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Sounds like socialist idealism. No offense...

          1. couturepopcafe profile image60
            couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            None taken. It really is and that's precisely why it would never work. In theory, it's perfect. But the reality is man is the key component. lol

            1. Castlepaloma profile image24
              Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I've visited USSR and also when it changed to Russia today a few time, Your system seem more like the  communism system which works on paper yet not in reality,

              Generally I think Canada has a good balance of Capitalism and hard socialist maybe too hard socialist.

  35. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 4 years ago

    Many of these evils listed sad to say have purpose and provide a necessary resource for the overall survival of mankind.  Taking away many of these evils listed would have devastating effects on the planet and on the human race.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Can you be more specific? By example of evil and the effect it would have were it taken away?

    2. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was thinking the same thing... Without evil there would be no balance. I'm not in favor of any evil but I'm not in favor of a boring meaningless life without conflict.  Without conflict there is no desire to improve and without improvement humankind is doomed.

  36. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    If I could remove just one evil from the world it would be Carolyn M. Young.
    There. I've said her name.
    Carolyn M. Young is the supposed "fiduciary" (paid professional) on my mother-in-law's trust.
    She has taken over making our lives a living hell where my evil sister-in-law Lynn Morris-Hall left off.
    Out of the frying pan (SIL as successor trustee) into the fire (CMY as successor trustee).

    If you ever have a choice, do not ever let greedy, unscrupulous, vindictive people anywhere near your family money. Or your loved ones.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Mighty Mom

      Sound personal ,

      How about a worldly evil source?

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Castlepaloma,
        I interpreted the OP literally. Not to remove one worldly evil, but to remove one evil from the world. The world. My world. Same thing, right?
        Think globally, act locally.
        With that evil eradicated I would work my way out in concentric rings of evil.
        smile

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Good answer.

  37. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 4 years ago

    I would remove Hate and Fear.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hate is next to murder, and fear is just the unknowns, until we understand each one of them.  The absence of reason could skip hate, murder and the unknowns.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      AE - everytime I see your avatar I thing I'm looking at a young Kirstie Alley. The one who played in Cheers. wink

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        And speaking of new avatars, is that the ever adorable Sandra Dee in yours?

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Girl + Midget = Gidget and yes...it's MooooonDoggie.

          1. Mighty Mom profile image90
            Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thought so.
            BTW, I feel dirty somehow discussing Gidget anywhere near a forum on evils in the world. Tee hee.

            1. couturepopcafe profile image60
              couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Those were the days, hey Mom? Don't you wish you were lying around the beach or dancing to the bongos at a luau? (In the days when you could do such things on the beach without breaking the law).

              1. Mighty Mom profile image90
                Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I'd love to be back at West End II (Jones Beach, LI). Beam me up!
                Never actually did dance to bongos at the beach, did you?
                I assumed, however, that that is how everyone in California lived.
                Annette Funicello and the Beach Boys.
                Groovy times.

                1. couturepopcafe profile image60
                  couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes, it was California, 1974. Not really all that long ago. Although as one person pointed out to me, it was 37 years ago. Well, jeez, when you put it that way. But I'm a Jersey girl born and raised. Ever get into the city? Remember the Purple Onion and the Limelight? How about Studio 54?

  38. MickeySr profile image86
    MickeySrposted 4 years ago

    selfishness - the start and essence of all evil.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good one, selfishness may be a deeper source than greed

      What about serving yourself first in order to serve others better, in which serving other is the greatest honor and purpose in life.

      For example if my life is 50% about me and 50% about everyone else

      Am I being selfish?

      1. MickeySr profile image86
        MickeySrposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Castlepaloma ~ I think we do indeed need to attend to ourselves, to keep ourselves (internally and externally) in a place where we can aid others, etc - but, I think the oft heard notion that 'we have to love ourselves first if we're going to love others' type sentiment is misleading or misplaced . . . being content about, satisfied with, loving ourself, etc, is (I think) supposed to be a kind of base norm, the idea that what we need to learn and do is love ourself is, again, misleading and misplaced - we need to get over ourselves and learn to love others.

        It's like, to me, saying that the evil of the KKK is the hatred they practice toward green, that they butcher trees so they can burn crosses - that is certainly a waste of a natural wonder and resource, but it's not the evil that needs tended to first and foremost regarding the KKK. Yes, we need to be emotionally sound and own a right sense of self, etc, but when we announce that 'we need to love ourselves if we are going to love others' I think we miss the real issue that hinders us - what we need is to overcome our own self-interest and learn to love others.

        I don't think any particular percentage of attention given to our own needs compared to the needs of others is right or wrong, the young entrepreneur, laborer, or whatever needs first to tend to his own immediate responsibilities, take care of those under his care revealing other's resources to go to those in need and then contributing what he can. selfishness isn't necessarily about how much you take or how much you give, but why you do what you do . . . some work hard and give much to charity, not so that those in need will be revealed from hurt but so that others will think well of them - that is selfishness, thinking of your own desires and interests above the welfare of others.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image24
          Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          How you made me go and write a self serving poem

          All one has in life, is what one gives Away 
          One cannot give away, what one does not have today
          All one has is love for the world in any which way

          To master life, is to love oneself and what one dose everyday
          Being Best self and being best doctor is at bay and sometimes to pay
          I won't forget the best part of you, or attention to your group is here to stay

          Ones soul is millions parts of one; we are the ultimate soul master of our own soul domain
          A 1000 Religion want to take One Soul away and give punishment of pain
          Do not take A  whole one soul who do not give’s, allow one to give it all away with heart then brain

          Must share with all, must learn something New
          Every dream is with team and the whole world is my Family dew
          Love is the answer and kindness is the way all for one, one for all, means you too


          Changes is our enlighten stream...My game of love is to give it all away
          Give love to nature, to love everyone as team, to love Stars can blow your mind away
          Our Souls is first a love beam, as true love comes, One gives it all away

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    Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago

    Unbelief.

  40. brimancandy profile image82
    brimancandyposted 4 years ago

    War. I think countries who go around killing each other over ideas, is stupid an un-necessary. If we eliminate war, the fear and all the things that come from it would go away as well. There would also be no need for the insanely deadly weapons that can kill thousands in onme swoop. I could go on, but then I would just be venting.

    My second choice would be money. People has this idea that if we did not have money we would never have the drive to succeed, and nothing would ever get done. Well, we seem to be doing just fine with the whole were in debt going on trillions of invisible dollars that we don't have, and that thing called credit that never gets paid, and is seemingly never ending. So what do we need it for?
    I think we would be just fine without it.

    As Yoda says. You must unlearn what you have learned.

  41. kayecandles profile image60
    kayecandlesposted 4 years ago

    murder

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Diarrhea

      1. Castlepaloma profile image24
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        World wide suicide kills more people than all war, murder and terrorist combined

        WAR is only at number 59ht place on the list of actually direct death, of most cause of death. Over all the number one greatest cause of death is poverty causing illnesses world wide and if we took a fraction of the war budget which is the greatest waste, most expensive cost and solves nothing It would conquer most of the problem of poverty. I think War is a stronger evil than murder

        Diarrhea  you sick puppy you you  mischievous you

        Remove just one evil from the world 
        I still think my answer of Absence of Reason is the grandest evil to get rid of , of all

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          But think about how many people die from diarrhea.

          1. mischeviousme profile image60
            mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            lol I knew someone would catch the meaning eventually.

            1. couturepopcafe profile image60
              couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              No shit.

              1. mischeviousme profile image60
                mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                lol

                1. Castlepaloma profile image24
                  Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  whippy s**t  lol

  42. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 4 years ago

    Intolerance!  I would remove intolerance.

  43. GDiBiase profile image81
    GDiBiaseposted 4 years ago

    I would have to say Hate!

  44. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago

    So we still haven't heard from the OPer on the greatest evil to be removed.

  45. bruzzbuzz profile image60
    bruzzbuzzposted 4 years ago

    There is one evil above all evils and that is Satan. If I could get rid of one evil, it would be to eliminate Satan. Maybe then, all other evil would disappear.

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is if satan was not but an aspect of the ego. One cannot destroy ego, only redirect the intent.

  46. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Bureaucracy: responsible for stress, misery and probably for a significant amount of poverty

    1. JKenny profile image95
      JKennyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, definitely bureaucracy, a total pain in the neck.

      1. mischeviousme profile image60
        mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Social stratification is an evil. Social classes have disenfranchised the greater human populace.

  47. Diane Inside profile image86
    Diane Insideposted 4 years ago

    infedelity, and divorce

  48. phillippeengel profile image74
    phillippeengelposted 4 years ago

    I want to remove myself.

    1. Joy56 profile image59
      Joy56posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      now dont do that.....

      1. Castlepaloma profile image24
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        We love you anyways

  49. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    Lying. There are many evils I'd like to include, but one common thread most of them have is lying. So I figure we can knock out a whole list if we get rid of lying.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Lying is a good one, the greatest pass time in North America is lying. Good thing I've got a good BS detector for the degrees of lying to protect myself.

      It boils down to just 2 commandment
      1. Be Honest
      2. Do not harm

      Some how, harm is more physical and worst than lying and still feel they fall under the umbrella of Absence of Reason, which then falls under a pretend world court of Justice. Which in nature justice dose not work unless we give a healthy reason to degrees behind everything we do.

  50. truth100percent profile image60
    truth100percentposted 4 years ago

    racism and discrimination

    1. Castlepaloma profile image24
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Skin color and bias, we are getting better with handling that

 
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