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Can Individuality Exist Striving For World Peace?

  1. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Give me your take on this subject.

    It might even help you grasp a concept that up till now hasn't even been thought of, much less than anything else.

    Yes- The Human Race's common goal is for World Peace.

    You may not be striving for World Peace, but just living your life, as you have been lead to believe it to be. Many different perspectives, over the course of human history, which has distorted society's overall outlook.

    But- Can individuality survive in a World with Peace?

    1. Beth Solomon profile image55
      Beth Solomonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think that individuality in itself is the problem, it's respecting the individuality of others that is the roadblock.  If each person can respect the individuality of each person around him, whether it's culture, hobbies, religion, interests, nationality, and so on, then yes, world peace can be achieved.

      Individuality can be applied to specific people, or to groups, even though that sounds oxymoronic.  One country can have an individual identity that is different than the country next door, etc.

  2. Lisa HW profile image75
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Sure it can - as long as everyone knows that their "individuality" can't include stepping on other people's.  There's a whole lot of room for all kinds of individuality before someone starts stepping on the rights of others.  In fact, I'd say that there are times when individuality may be the thing that brings more understanding, views, and information "to the table" and increases the chances of World Peace.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      But, my point is to attack the underlying cause, which prevents World Peace.

      The underlying cause for many of the problem that exist in society, are brought on by unforeseen forces, which can't be detected, by the average person. And, since they can't battle, what they themselves don't know exists, then how are they suppose to get an upper hand on life, so they can control their own life, instead of someone else controlling it?

      There are MANY lies, perpetuated by many different forms of cheaters, who usurp power and control over others, because they themselves think they are superior, for whatever reason.

      To me, it's about truths. Truths are factual evidence and considered to be a part of every day reality. If a truth is unknown, but is a requirement for life....that leads to only one conclusion- those in power don't want to change the 'status quo', because then they will lose their supposed 'noble' or 'power' position. Which, was self-appointed to begin with.

      Society is so screwed up, because people's perceptions and perspectives are so out of whack.

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    We can ONLY have world peace if people are individuals. Each person has to make the decision for themself that they are going to respect others. No pun intended but you can't make someone respect you at the point of a gun - all you can do is hold them off for a while.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So, in essence, in your statement, you have completely eliminated 'religion' and 'government', from existing in World Peace.

      Government forces people to live a certain way, which defeats individuality.

      Religions forces people to use their free will against their own nature, and conform to a specific form of ethics, for which are to be sacrificed to a higher cause, such as 'god', which defeats individuality.

      This leaves only one conclusion- Government and Religion has to die, so World Peace can be achieved.

      This would almost make it in possible for World Peace to come about, because the concept of a World without Government or Religion, can not be realized, in any aspect.

      Hmmm.....interesting thought though.

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        Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The individual making the conscious decision to respect others is religion, is the worship of God. Jesus said, "how you treat the least of these is how you treat me" (that's a slight paraphrase but you know which scripture I mean).

        It's also a form of self government. Government by the people means that each individual has to take responsibility for how they treat others, how they conduct themselves.

        So perhaps my vision of the world is idealistic, but maybe so is world peace smile

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    Actually, Humanity is a Species not a Race.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Humanity is a race of humans. If you look at the human race, as a species, then it gives grounds for racism.

      If Humans, the collective, is SEEN as One Race.

      Then racism has no place or voids the subject altogether.

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        Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You lost me.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Why am I not surprised? My point is that if you separate each human from every other human, as in separate races. You open the door for racists and racism.

          If Humans are referred to as a race, then it leaves no room for racism to exist. Because, we are ALL the same, regardless of color, gender or ethnic background.

          Species? This makes humans sound like a disease of some sort. big_smile

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this