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The world is broken with greed, poverty and suffering! Who do you think is stron

  1. Craan profile image67
    Craanposted 7 years ago

    The world is broken with greed, poverty and suffering! Who do you think is strong enough to fix it?

  2. ExpandYourMind profile image72
    ExpandYourMindposted 7 years ago

    Each of us has a responsibilty to help conquer these problems. There is no earthly leader who can rectify these problems. We should lend our resources, whether monetary or skills/knowledge/time to work on these.

  3. EPman profile image61
    EPmanposted 7 years ago

    We are.

    Most greed, suffering, and poverty stems from the centralization of power. The more power a government body has, the more corruption and oppression that exists. Self-reliance is key to a free and prosperous society. We must not allow ruling bodies to suppress our innate abilities to thrive and succeed.

  4. Thesource profile image80
    Thesourceposted 7 years ago

    Obviously, under current situation the world is broken with greed and sufferings.

    When there is a shift in collective spiritual consciousnesses of all in this world we can stop these suffering. The haves are not interested in sharing with the have-nots. The have-nots do not have the same opportunities the haves have. God has provided sufficient resources of everyone. The haves always blame the have nots for not working hard. Yet they will pay some poor labor toiling for long hours below subsistence at $0.75/hr to make shoes and later these corporation sell this pair of shoes for $125.00 on the retail market. In the US health insurance companies are not interested in covering millions of people in the US. Furthermore they have lobbied against government assistance for these unfortunate ones. Every year about 45,000 people in the US die because of preventable diseases because they can't afford the profit-based health care system.. Millions more suffer in silence. Profits are more important to the wealthy even if it means death to the have nots.

    Until the world can unite to resolve everybody's problems, we cannot co-exist peacefully. These sufferings can stop only if there is a spiritual shift in the collective consciousness of the world.

  5. lctodd1947 profile image79
    lctodd1947posted 7 years ago

    I do not think that any one person or individual has all of the power to heal anything in this world.  It is not enough money, food, medical help or sufficient people who care enough about others to even try.  I believe that each individual "could" have a part in healing our land, if they chose to, but, people do not come together as they should.  It is what is called love and people tend to not love their neighbor anymore.  You left out the word; hate.  There seems to be so much hate.  There is also evil, just like the bullying that is going on now that we see in the news.

    It is such a hard thing to understand how one person can be so uncaring and mean enough to drive another person to their death and then say it was their fault.

    The world will always have suffering, greed, and poverty.  I hate to say it, but this is because there will always be people in power and those walking among us, who profess to be concerned about these kinds of things. You know; lip service, telling other what should be done, but doing nothing themselves and doing nothing to stop the rich from getting richer and the poor getting poorer.  I am not talking about someone working to become richer, I am talking about all the things like kickbacks in Washington that some government people (no need to call names) get by just being in office and the poor still starving. It is facts, not fiction.  Now, that is unfair. 

    I also believe as I am a Christian, that when a Nation turns away from God, the founder....there can be no cure for anything unless there is a change of heart.  Let's just see how many rate downs this gets....

  6. greengypsywolf1 profile image56
    greengypsywolf1posted 7 years ago

    I doubt many people will like my answer, but I beleive that there is no way to fix our world.
    By nature, humans are a bundle of contradictions; both kind and generous, while also greedy and shallow.
    I believe that the only solution to our woes is the complete destruction of our modern society, a slate wiped clean if you will.
    We have gone too far down the path of degradation in my opinion, and the only thing that could possibly save us would be the struggle of pulling ourselves from the burnt wreckage of what we became and ultimately destroyed.
    If we were lost completely to pages of time, then so be it.

  7. nextstopjupiter profile image81
    nextstopjupiterposted 7 years ago

    The problems can only be fixed when we replace manipulation by education, competition by cooperation. Politicians are not strong enough to do this because they are the slaves of the big corporations and the financial industry who are not interested in changes. Only the power of the people can bring changes.

  8. cwarden profile image37
    cwardenposted 7 years ago

    I believe we are all strong enough to fix our world. We are the only ones that can do it. That may sound naive to some, but that is my belief.

    I feel the problem is that so many of us think that are actions won't make a difference, and so we don't even bother to try.

    If each one of us made an honest attempt to improve just one of the things that we feel most passionate about, I know we would bring about positive changes.

  9. jtcarr1164 profile image73
    jtcarr1164posted 7 years ago

    The answer to your question is God. It certainly isn't the "messiah Obama". The world should not be waiting on an individual to fix it. Reaganomics did more to fix poverty in the US than two decades of Kennedy and LBJ's policies. The answer is in us all, not one individual.