Humankind in the 21st Century

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 12 months ago

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    There are elements of humankind that are evolving into a higher, more universal, & loving consciousness while conversely there are elements of humankind that are devolving-becoming more reactionary, xenophobic & more insular.  Your thoughts on the conditions of human culture & society in the 21st century?
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    1. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Curious, what elements of humankind do you believe is evolving a higher more universal, loving consciousness?

      1. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        There are humans who are going beyond man-made societal constructs.  They are living their lives THEIR way.  They are existing at a higher consciousness level.   They REFUSE to see race, age, & other human constructs.  They aren't slaves to the old way of thinking & acting. They are the VISIONAIRES.

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        1. Credence2 profile image80
          Credence2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          There is some merit to what you are saying.

          I have to admit that through my career despite resistance, nobody has really been able to stop me once I was determined to have what I wanted.

          Without boasting, that is a spirit and attitude toward life and its challenges that is acquired and not inherited. It is too bad that it has not been bottled.

          1. gmwilliams profile image84
            gmwilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Exactly, there has to be an INNER CONSCIOUSNESS, AN INNER IMPETUS to succeed & overcome so-called obstacles.  One cannot let others DETERMINE & DICTATE his/her life options.  One cannot permit negativity to deter them.  THAT is what I am addressing regarding the poor in America.   The DESIRE TO SUCCEED/TO BETTER has to come from within.  No one can teach a person who DOESN'T WANT TO or CARE TO improve.   One has to be SELF-MOTIVATED & WANT to succeed.

            1. lovetherain profile image72
              lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              what is success?

              1. gmwilliams profile image84
                gmwilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                HERE WE GO YET AGAIN...………...Success means having a lifestyle free of socioeconomic struggle & having lots of socioeconomic abundance.  Success means living at one's optimal human & intellectual potential.  Success is living life on ONE'S terms, not SOCIETY'S, FAMILY, or OTHER OUTSIDE terms.

                1. lovetherain profile image72
                  lovetherainposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  Having lots of money? Lol.

                  1. gmwilliams profile image84
                    gmwilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    YEP, being socioeconomically wealthy = success.  You GOT it!

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                    Or least a COMFORTABLE amount of money...……..YESSSS.

                    Success is being AT LEAST 4.5 paychecks away from penury & homelessness.  If a person isn't AT THE MINIMUM 4.5 paychecks away from penury & homelessness, h/she AIN'T successful by a LONG shot!

            2. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Those are all high minded concepts, that sound good on paper or in speeches.

              My solution is to mandate jobs and gainful employment for every able bodied individual or acquiring training toward that end.Poor people generally lack self esteem and self esteem can come from accomplishment and success.  The kids cannot learn successful attitudes and values from parents who spend a lifetime on the dole. Make work or training for work something everybody participates in to receive benefits and who knows, we may find many people,that with a little help and FIRm encouragement will find their own paths and give positive examples for kids and others to break the cycle of dependency and poverty.

              Let's face it, self motivation is not something found among the poorest people.

              Can't talk about this much as it may appear as SOCIALISM....

              1. gmwilliams profile image84
                gmwilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    Also, I wonder what today's rampant bullying stems from?

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    "1. Mandate jobs and gainful employment for every able-bodied individual. 
    2. Acquiring training toward gainful employment.
    3. Make work / training for work something everybody participates in to receive benefits.
    4. Provide FIRM encouragement to help kids find their own paths.
    5. Provide positive examples to break the cycle of dependency and poverty."

    "Let's face it, self-motivation is not something found among the poorest people."
    (Thanks, Credence.)

    Q. WHAT will foster what is innately within every single human being from birth?

      ... so that we do not have MANDATE IT and stir it up artificially?????

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      A multillion applauses, Kathryn!

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thank You! for bringing this issue to conscious light.
        What has been common sense in the past, is no more. So we who are conscious have our work cut out for us.
        Keep up the good work, gmwilliams!

        1. gmwilliams profile image84
          gmwilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          You are QUITE WELCOME INDEED!

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    That the answer is: Freedom
      ... within boundaries.

    And education which provides understanding 

    and encourages the joy of learning.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 12 months ago

    No forcing allowed. Forcing in this day, in this age, is taboo!

    Instead: Let there be fostering, encouraging and inspiring!

    Who does this best?

    Parents, teachers and mentors within their communities.

    Local levels need their autonomy.


    Keep the government out of education!!!!!!!

 
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