The lack of love for themselves and others and the Insecurity and greed that results from having power over others.
Mankind's biggest fault is: Greed within the selfish desire to know an unknown that is actually apparent by our surroundings, but yet, it is often overlooked, and often causes strife!
I surmise the "unknowing" is the greatest fault, but yet, it is also the ultimate question. One could easily say, the blind seeking answers with the aid of light is just as clueless as the adamant seekers with visible visions seeking enlightenment in the dark; it is all the same.
The only cognitive solution: Don't think; feel...
I think that mankind's biggest fault is the pride that besets us individually.
defining success with ability to collect resources than being good human being...collecting resources is important trait for survival but at same time elevating ourselves to become better human being is more important thing...
To put it simply, mankinds biggest fault is want, it turns us greedy and selfish however also causes us to strive for excellence and greatness.
Trying to kill each other just for dumb reasons i.e. land,money,drugs and the list goes on and in simple words it is called as greediness .
Our biggest fault is built into our DNA makeup. It is called the "EGO."
We are at a critical shift of our planet, where our EGO will have a chance to leave our reality. This of course is up to us individually.
I think it is a lack of empathy. We need to care about and understand one another, and nature and animals, a lot more than most of us do. We need to take the time to judge people for the inside, not the surface appearance. Maybe there was a time in the distant past when we shared and got along and listened to and respected one another. We just need to return to basics.
Quite simply, mankind's biggest fault is the inability to see the other person's point of view. To be able to understand why the opposite person is doing what he is doing is the first step towards attaining peace or at least equilibrium in a given situation. However an inability and sometimes unwillingness (because seeing the other person's point of view may sometimes require one to relinquish one's own) to see the other side of the story is the first and most significant stumbling block to a peaceable solution
Inventing money it causes more problems than its worth. If everything was free it would make the world a better place.
We separate ourselves because of:
3: Skin Colour
4: Political Preference
5: Religious Dogma (the worst stupidity of all...)
7: Being Right
We all want and need the same basic things yet we deny others in the name of 'we are better' or 'we are right'...
Yes all other ills will be resolved when we as humans realize that no matter our differences we ALL are human...
That will not happen however until we stop inventing new ways to separate ourselves...
None of us are 'right' we all are...
By way of an example...
My mother was (she has been dead for 7 years now) did not like 'black people'...
I when I was 19 (a long time ago...lol) had a best friend who was...black... and after about 2 years my mum commented that "she did not see Tony as black" and my response was simple...
" Mum, that's because you know Tony as a person..."
I rest my case...
global warming mankind has not done a good job being green.their lack of compassion fo the enviroment is disappointing.how are we supposed to make the world better if in say about 20 yrs we may not have one to change at all
Mankind's biggest fault is to be self-centered towards his own self,family,race and country.If he corrects this nature there wont be any war or social unevenness
the biggest mankind's fault is that the man forget to behave like man, n started creating its own cement forest and almost destroyed the forest devloped by the god almighty
n everyone knows who live in forest of any kind..
We won't let God be God and humans be humans. We want humans to be god and God to bend to our will.
Lack of respect and tolerance and empathy for their fellow human beings! And there's sin!
I think greed is the prime culprit behind most of the evil in the world.
i think "peoplekind's" biggest fault is our general focus being always on the negative... looking for that which is always "wrong" instead of that which is right in our lives... and "judgement"... judgement of others and ourselves... in essence... that which we focus on comes back to us...
also... to expand on that... another fault being always "fighting against" everything from religion and political issues... when we keep "fighting against", there will always be a fight.... imagine what could happen if peoplekind would just simply focus on what we actually would like to see instead of what's wrong all the time... to envision and dream into being what is good and just...
i could say more but i think that about says it for now...
blessings, weaver (((o)))
Greed. It's the source of most problems we face. Wars are caused by people wanting what someone else has. So is crime. A contributor to poverty is that some people are never satisfied, never have enough, and their greed impacts on others, such as when large companies keep expanding, swallowing up smaller companies or putting them out of business.
Possibly the dependence on others to lead us, whether it be our friends, lovers, or governments; too many people are so afraid to think for themselves they rather agree with the masses so they don't feel alienated. This fear causes insecurities, dependencies, and even genocide.
Mankind's priorities. The fault has been mankind's priorities, as they have been manifested in egotistic feats of exploitation and power; to dominate and to destroy. Mankind was not like this before, in short. When the peasants flocked to the cities, that was the beggining of the end.
TEMPTATION, that is where our faults began in the Garden of Eden and that is what gets us into the most trouble now.
Inhumanity, greed, and racism against his fellow man/woman/child.
The biggest fault... Is the power we give to so few(power mad) it starts wars racial disputes and tears us from each other.
I totally agree with John. The EGO is dynamite. The inability to CONTROL it is the main source behind mankind's problems.
I would say that it is selfishness. Almost all things that are tearing apart our civilization and families today are because of selfishness. Take for example some destructive behaviors that ruin families: Alcoholism, drug use, infidelity, pornography addiction, etcetera. Every one of those things stems from a selfish attitude from the person doing these things. They think little, or nothing about the lives of their families that they are ruining. In regards to civilization as a whole, families being torn apart will continue to degredate society, but there are other things as well: racism, theft, assault, murder, and more. Again, all of these things are based in an overall feeling of selfishness, a feeling that one person's wants outway the lives and needs of those around them.
If people were able to become selfless and to serve those around them the world would effectively be rid of these evils.
I think mankind's biggest fault is self-interest. It's amazing what people will willfully ignore if their self-interest compels them to ignore it. I'm speaking about everything from overwhelming evidence that a position is incorrect, to major atrocities such as genocide. Humans follow incentives for their own best interest, and it's this self-interest which allows us to be blind to the world around us.
Turn it around. Mankind should be kind man. Everything else may be a fault.
Hmm, well, for me I think it's the religious fanatism everybody is involved in. The governments of the world, religious sects, and even individuals take advantage of the gullible people's mind. I am not advocating that religious activities should stop but for God's sake it's high time humans realise the evils caused by this double suffle kind of faith in God. Immagine a priest in a church involved in an unnatural affection as against the norms of nature, and the worst is that they still have laudable fans club that sing their praises.
Well, I think there are two actually, the first being the lack of "unconditional love". That to me is the big one. The other is a lack of "common courtesy".
Not including God in the equation of what we say and do,
is a well without water.The thing of it is,the durt that
is swept under the rug,is still there.You can;t solve a problem
by creating one.And you can't paint the house,by leaving
the paint behind,which means,you can't find the spot
without the map,which means,you don't drive a car without
a moror,which neans,you must add all the necessary
parts in order to "make that move".
When you leave God out,you throw away the last match.
I think that people do not care about other people anymore and that to me is mankinds biggest fault ;0)
Thanks for the question
Knowing the good and the evil,but being inclined to do the evil, to such an extent that even the best intentions or actions remain tainted with some unwholesomeness...simply put: mankind is a creature of the fallen world.
In one sense I was amazed that no one had already offered what I believe to be the 'key' answer. (Now, isn't that what we all think?!?!?)
I think every answer already given is pretty much right on the mark. But in order to bring a greater degree of peace and stability to the world, each and every one of them must by necessity go one more step. Else the problem is identified, but not solved.
Agreeing that God MUST be introduced/re-introduced into our consciousness if we really are to come up with the 'cure all' answer, we have to look to God, Jesus and the Bible in order to identify and self model the mandate each provides.
I draw your attention to the fact the entirety of Biblical teachings surrounds and distinctly embraces the one and only thing which will 'clear the slate' and help us begin again to become all whom we might be - as well as ensure we've chosen correctly our Eternal destination is... forgiveness.
After we've identified any and all of the principle faults, the next, thus worse fault of all is our lack of forgiveness in all these issues. True, to the core, forgiveness. That is mankind's biggest fault. Forgiveness is the beginning stage of all cures. Without it, not only will we remain in and among the other faults noted, but we'll open the door to further infection within by them and the results they bring forth.
Recognize though, that by forgiving someone - you don't necessarily have to have them over for tea and cookies. Moral, civil and criminal faults must be dealt with under the communal standard of law and justice.
But YOUR OWN HEART must be cleansed - not in vengeance, but with release. The only way to begin the route to wholly release is to forgive. After all, the definition of 'forgive' is to 'not allow (whatever or whomever) to become influential in your future'. The only way for that to happen is to release - not retain a heart of even legal and proper vengeance.
It is possible then, to even send someone to the Gallows and know there is forgiveness in your heart. But that's another story.
You might find, - www.areyousavedyet.com - or - www.howtodefinelove.com - of interest to you.
The answer I have is the same as found in the bible--PRIDE for it leads to greed, hate, envy, etc.
The lack of empathy is sour in our children's minds. They are raised with a "me me me, fine my inner perfection" deal and never cared about anyone else. They refuse to care for the need of change for the better. While adults who were raised to care, chose to enjoy their own reflection more than the broken mirror in front of the suffering's face. There is no respect toward anyone, no care for the elderly. It use to be that everyone would seek out the council of the old, and now we just get rid of them as soon as they can't walk by their lonesome. But there is not much people can say of the modern influence when the human basis of the world has always been evil. Mankind has never been good, we have always been evil, only now not even an inch of good has been given. We hate the thought of giving and nourish the thought of selfishness. People have been raped and beaten to almost death while civilians walked by and did nothing. What kind of mind set do you think you would need to see that and think to yourself "No, I can't get into that, what if he goes after me next?" well if you're thinking that there is a good chance if he does go after you, the next woman or man walking passed when you are being offhandedly abused is thinking the same selfish thoughts. Arrogance and Self love sours the minds of the modern world, that is our problem.
The mankind biggest fault is lack of possitive attitude. Now people used to think negative first in every sense, they never think positive. And while having negative attitude they used to get attack towards severe diseses like blood pressure.
For my thinking while thinking positive, you can feel relax and disease free.
I think selfishness and greed are our biggest faults. Followed by self centerdness which leads to ethnocentricity.
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