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Everyone is Unique and Special

Updated on August 28, 2009

The Question is: "How can we change the current social attitude that holds an individuals' life as having no value?"

I honestly do not understand how human beings could possibly think that any living being's life could have no value.  I find this line of thinking to be the epitome of human arrogance. 

To make change first we have to analyse why people would think in such a way.  Fist let us seriously look at the trend of the mainstream media.  Money, power, cars, big, homes, sex with beautiful people for fun, gadgets.  In this day and time people equate the value of a person with their tangible assets, i.e capitalist materialist way of thinking.  Me, me, me, me I must have this and that because it will make ME happy. This is the dominant way of thinking in this world at them moment as far as I observe. 

You really want to change the social attitude then get a new education system.  Start off with teaching children that all life is valuable and should be respected.  Enlighten them to the fact that there are close to 7,000,000,000 people on the planet.  There are millions of species and all living creature have the right to live in peace.  Share the golden rule with them "do unto others as you would have the do unto you".Teach them about Karma what you do today will find you in the future and you will have no one to blame except yourself.

Teach the children that the only was that there can be true peace in the world is if we i.e. the human race, find the strength to make the theory a shared reality.  This sharing of a reality Will automatically give everyones' life value.  We are the care takers of this planet, it is our home.  That is the real reality. 

Teach them that people who think that a person's life has no value, usually feels that way about them self deep down inside because they are a shallow weak being.  These are the type of people who think that because they can afford to dress nice they are nice, that is not always true.  These are the people who think that because I have these trinkets a person will like me, they are illogical, the person will like the trinket and not see them if the trinket is the focus. 

Egotistical materialist society is running rampant through the world at the moment.  Change can only come when the "prominent" and "influential" members of the society really want to change themselves and influence others to value all living beings. The educators, the politician, the presidents, the kings and queens, etc have to encourage the idea of truly valuing life and recognizing that all living beings are unique and special and have the right to live on this planet earth in peace.

The absolute truth is so pure food, water, air, shelter,  are need by all human beings. Birth, sickness, old age and death  will find every human being on this planet, that is what make us all equal.  Money, power, beauty, fame, knowledge all will fade over time.  We should use them to the best of our ability and create a better society. 

Personally, I like to encourage people to see the est in other people and encourage them to do the best they can do to make themselves a better person as I do the same.  That is how the society will change.

I hope this writing helps.






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    • Darrell Roberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Darrell Roberts 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Joon: I think that you may have not got the essence of what I was trying to articulate. I think that all living beings life has value. What I am also saying is that in this materialist world I know people who do not think that their life has meaning because they are in an unfortunate position materially.

      I like to read the work of philosophers both living an dead, but in the end it is all opinion.

      Be at peace I wish you well.

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      Money Fairy 

      5 years ago from New Woodstock

      Joon: I wonder if you only believe what you read in books by dead philosophers and don't have real life experience of being treated as a valueless human being. Until you walk a mile in someone else's shoes don't judge and don't presume to be more educated than the writer of this article by telling him to read and only know what you do. We are not all clones, we are individuals, thank goodness. We all have different beliefs and thoughts. Don't judge him for his. It's just someone else's opinion.

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      5 years ago

      I think your statement, that materialism is the very cause of empty feeling of life is not necessarily true. French philosophers such as J.P.Satre, Albert Camus are very strong proponents of the idea life has no absolute meaning. Soren kierkegaard, Leo Tolstoy, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Nietzsche, Earnest Hemingway and Fyodor Dostoyevsky are also famously know to be fathers of these thoughts. Existentialism, Nihilism, and Absurdism are prime philosophies that support the inherent empty meaning in life and this is very largely regarded as the 'truth'.

      If "I honestly do not understand how human beings could possibly think that any living being's life could have no value" is the real belief you hold, I suggest you read up.

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      Darrell Roberts 

      5 years ago from North Carolina


      I applaud you for working with seniors, they do have much wisdom to share with the rest of us. I can see that you are truly a compassionate and thoughtful soul.

      Trying to stay positive and helpful in the world is important. You are right if we do not all work together the results will be less than favorable for all.

      Best wishes always.

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      Money Fairy 

      5 years ago from New Woodstock

      You are very welcome!!! There are too many negative egotistical people out there that only care for themselves. They have no compassion whatsoever and consider one a burden if they can't make a certain amount of money no matter how hard that person tries. It's just not fair. Instead of the haves and have nots we should all live as one and be responsible humans and help others wherever we can. Whether it is working in a soup kitchen or just simply listening to someone who is sad and alone. I love working with seniors as they have such wisdom and much life experience. Thank you for understanding.

      Best wishes to you too. You are a true blessing to others and you are truly blessed with a wonderfilled caring heart and that is huge in this world of me me me kind of mentality. If we all don't work together for the good of all we will all crash and burn but alot of people don't understand this. Thank you for bringing this awareness to a fore.

    • Darrell Roberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Darrell Roberts 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you Moneyfairy for your kind and thoughtful words of encouragement. It gives me great pleasure to know that there are others who share my views.

      Best wishes

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      Money Fairy 

      5 years ago from New Woodstock

      This hub is wonderful. It is so very true that some are so superficial that they only care about things instead of human life. Some think they are better than you , if they make more $$$ than you . They judge someone living in poverty without even walking a mile in the other persons shoes. They think you are useless if you can't afford health insurance. They think that without money you are nothing just a throw away person. But as you said those people are shallow and miserable in there own lives and only derive pleasure in putting others down. As you say we should uplift and help others not put each other down. Great Great hub. Thank you!!!!

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      Irma Cowthern 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles,CA

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts...

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      Beata Stasak 

      9 years ago from Western Australia

      Your article is so wonderfully written and so truthful, I just hope many people will read it and listen, maybe there is a chance for us to change our habbits and bring back value for the human life and dignity. If you have time to spare please visit me on my blogs:

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      Geri Anderson 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Great! but the problem is that there's no parents around to 'teach' all those attributes.. they're too busy pursuing the almighty dollar, which as our society exemplifies, is so much more important than our children are.. (choke)

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      Darrell Roberts 

      9 years ago from North Carolina

      You are welcome Sarmack,

      I wish you well.

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      9 years ago from Washington State

      Wonderful answer! Thank you for taking time and considering the extent of the issue presented. There are communities that decide who will get food, shelter and assistance and who will not. There are states that refuse to acknowledge that a segment of their constituency is neglected, oppressed and/or persecuted. Ignoring or turning heads away only makes the issues more real and more likely to occur.


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