What would you say is the World's biggest issue?

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  1. ThompsonPen profile image65
    ThompsonPenposted 10 years ago

    What would you say is the World's biggest issue?

    I am not saying the biggest problem in the Middle East, the biggest problem as a Western Culture, but as a Earth-bound community, what is the largest problem we as humans are currently facing?

  2. d.william profile image77
    d.williamposted 10 years ago

    http://dwilliam.hubpages.com/hub/The-Co … on-and-War

    The greatest threat to the entire global civilization is the divisiveness of religions battling for superiority while preaching hatred and intolerance to maintain their control over the masses.  Mass psychic hypnosis, mass hysteria, massive brainwashing all  lead to a global madness and fueled with unfounded fear, unfounded guilt, and mistrust of each other. 
    The very thing that preaches against evils in this world is, in fact, that evil that causes the greatest issues for all of mankind.

    1. lone77star profile image75
      lone77starposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      And behind the trouble in religion stands ego. In fact, ego is the troublemaker behind secular problems, too. Religion has been perverted by the very thing it was meant to cure.

    2. d.william profile image77
      d.williamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      L77: U got that 1 right. But teaching kids 2 B delusional all their lives has no merit in changing attitudes. Religions rule this world & must move into the current century & get a little reality.

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    Garifaliaposted 10 years ago

    I agree with d.william, but it's the root of that that's the real culprit. The root of all evil that the both of you have mentioned is EGO. And ego begets greed and greed begets war. And war need not be as we know it. It may be an economic one or an undermined one where the entire world is slowly herded under one union in the pretence of unity and progress while in reality it is done to control and manipulate. And the reason for that is not madness but keeping the wealthy afloat.
    In answer to your question then, for me it would be human ego and ignorance.

    1. d.william profile image77
      d.williamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you but before any changes can occur, religions must cease their attacks on people in the name of their power and greed control over the masses.

    2. grand old lady profile image82
      grand old ladyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think religion is the problem, but man's own natural shortcomings. Faith makes us better people.

    3. d.william profile image77
      d.williamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      G.O.L. there is quite a difference between having faith in a higher power and religion.  Religions represent themselves & their control over others.  God is not a religion & teaching hatred is a failing of man alone.

  4. dianetrotter profile image62
    dianetrotterposted 10 years ago

    Selfishness has to be it.  Individually we are selfish.  When leaders are selfish there is always great danger.  Selfishness causes jealousy, envy, desire to destroy those we don't like, trying to take what someone else has, and lying on others to get people to dislike them.

    1. lone77star profile image75
      lone77starposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ego is the false "self" that Jesus said we should let die, for ego is the death that we experienced in the Garden. Without ego, everlasting life through the Holy Spirit is possible

    2. d.william profile image77
      d.williamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately trying to blame people for being people and quoting from your bibles will never begin to change the root causes of the self serving.  Changes must come from the top down in order to be effective.

  5. lone77star profile image75
    lone77starposted 10 years ago

    @Garifalia nails it. Ego!

    In Buddhist traditions, ego is ignorance -- the ignoring or turning away from truth and the Light.

    Ego is selfishness, so @dianetrotter also has my vote.

    @d.william makes some good points, but misses the fact that religion is only one of many facets of the problem. Why is something that purports to uphold good values acting as such a big source of discord in the world? Religion is vulnerable to ego, just like every other aspect of human civilization.

    There is a group of Power Elite on Earth who are well practiced in playing ego like an instrument. They use our own egos to divide us -- gay vs. straight, Republicrat vs. Demopublican, atheist vs. believer, etc. They use the "Third Party Law" to their advantage -- that behind every persisting conflict, there remains a hidden and undisclosed third party actively fanning the flames of that conflict.

    That group of Power Elite are working on pure selfishness -- pure ego. They have power, but think that power and resources are scarce. They pump this lie into their Corporate Party media propaganda machine so that everyone starts to believe it. But not everyone knows that those same Power Elite use their influence in governments and militaries to suppress the technologies that work from the paradigm of abundance -- "free" or "zero-point" energy, like that Tesla was working on a century ago.

    9/11 was an inside job borne out of pure greed (more ego). The Bush family, Cheney, Rockefellers and others made a bundle off of those deaths. And it was the Bush family security company that facilitated the placement of the explosives and thermitic charges in the 3 WTC buildings which collapsed that day. It seems that the Israelis and CIA might also have been involved. More selfishness.

    And when we found out that Iraq did not have WMDs and did not have Al Qaeda camps before we rolled in, did we apologize and pull our troops out? No, like a greedy, egotistical thief, we kept our hands in their pockets and continued to beat them, despite the fact that our original accusations were false.


    Boycott the machine. Buy local. Bicycle to work. Don't react to the fear mongering. 9/11 was their tool to get us buying more tyranny. Become self-reliant to the exclusion of the government.

    Put your attention on the good in humanity. Like Mother Teresa said, she would never attend an Anti-War rally, but if someone held a Peace rally, she was interested. The difference is a world-changer

    1. ThompsonPen profile image65
      ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well said!

    2. d.william profile image77
      d.williamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      bible quoting & pointing out societal errors R not conducive to change, but rather add to the dilemma. We cannot continue to teach the same old garbage and expect things to change.

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      Larry Wallposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Bicycling to work in South Louisiana is not practical. Everyone has ego issues, even you. I do not thin 9-11 was conspiracy. I do not think the small number you name are ruling the world.

  6. Perspycacious profile image62
    Perspycaciousposted 10 years ago

    Productive, meaningful work for a living wage for everyone is the biggest problem.  Yes there are wars, greed, power grabs, ethnic clashes.  Most people, however, just want to be left along and make ends meet.  When they can't make ends meet, the other problems arise.

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    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    Peace and the lack thereof. As others have mentioned the reason we cannot have peace is because of ego. Each side knows they are right in their minds, and will not budge on certain issues. Also the reason being is religion as it has been since the beginning of time. This also leads us back to ego. Even wars between those of the same religion because one believes something so deeply as the other does. So to sum it up it would be the combination of all of these things.

    1. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I accept your explanation of how ego applies, but I think the problems have more to do with prejudice, which is a form of ego, than with the basic meaning of ego referring to self .

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Mr. Wall.

  8. Civil War Bob profile image60
    Civil War Bobposted 10 years ago

    To be or not to be, that is the answer, as old Hamlet soliloquized "back in the day" of Willie Shakespeare.  Oh, btw, he was contemplating suicide, so that would be my answer, both on an individual and group level.

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    Larry Wallposted 10 years ago

    I think poverty is the biggest issue. People around the world are living in horrible conditions because there are no funds to make improvements such as water, indoor plumbing, medical care, pave streets, etc. Children are drying because of the lack of food and poor sanitary conditions. We see the pictures on television, and we may even send a few dollars, but it is not enough. The countries of the world that have an abundance, and that includes us, need to come together to help the third-world countries move forward. We need investors to invest money in these areas to create an infrastructure, that will allow for building facilities that will create jobs or improve agricultural opportunities. We have poverty problems in our own country that need to be addressed. The plight of the migrant farm worker comes to mind. Our problem here is that we have access to people to sneak into the country and are willing to work for less than minimum wages with no benefits. Some employers rather do this than hire U.S. citizens and some Americans would not stoop to doing that kind of work. We need an attitude change and a world-wide plan to solve this issue.

  10. edhan profile image39
    edhanposted 10 years ago

    Green house effect.

    If the world leaders are not seriously doing something about it, soon we will have more natural disasters than anything else to worry about.

    1. Any Other Voice profile image60
      Any Other Voiceposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Too bad it's hard for world leaders to do something about it when some people don't even *believe* in the green house effect and global warming.

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      Larry Wallposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The Green House effect is not going to be solved until we find a way to overcome poverty and we have to decide if the industrialized world is going to step in and let the third world countries advance on their own, or help them avoid our past errors.

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    Wesley Clarkposted 10 years ago

    The World's biggest issue is learning how to peacefully co-exist.  Easier said than done.

    1. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely agree.

  12. jodeci profile image60
    jodeciposted 10 years ago

    I think the largest problem we as humans are facing is the lack of empathy. People seem to have no problem with ambushing, laughing about commiting the act,  then have the "nerve" to record the event and publicizing on youtube, Facebook or other social media.

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    DallasSEO-Companyposted 10 years ago

    poverty is the biggest issue. People around the world are living in horrible conditions because there are no funds to make improvements

  14. beckysue33 profile image58
    beckysue33posted 10 years ago

    I believe that we are divided as a country. We should be standing together, not taking sides on what our voting ideas are.

  15. wba108@yahoo.com profile image77
    wba108@yahoo.composted 10 years ago

    Our rejection of God and His son Jesus is at the basis of all the world's problems!
    Jesus is the source of all the world's goodness and our relationship with Him sustains us and makes us righteous. Apart from Jesus we can do nothing, the world's problems are an outgrowth of the problems with its poeple. Our separation from our source of life has religated us to our sins which collectively create wars, famine, hatred, tyranny, fear and anger.

    Our separation from God has caused us to seek to get those needs met through worldly pursuits which never satisfy. We want things but don't get them so we try to take them from others, step on others in the process, and cut others down to make us feel better.

    1. Ahmed Med profile image62
      Ahmed Medposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My English is weak ... So I'm sorry
      I think that the problem lies in the application of justice the God grant victory  the state fair even was a kaafir and humiliates the state unjust even was the locked.

    2. wba108@yahoo.com profile image77
      wba108@yahoo.composted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Are you saying that the problem is with man's application of God's justice in regards to the nations of the world?

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    mayank786posted 10 years ago

    the world's biggest issue is terrorism and corruption as we all know that in the previous year there are lots of terrorist group who planned to attack on various countries 4 years before terrorist attacks on Bombay and few years back they attacked on world trade center so in my point of vies the world's biggest issue is terrorism and also nuclear weapons.

    1. Preethi Anusha profile image69
      Preethi Anushaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      For us Indians its always corruption in Terrorism

  17. getrapidfatloss1 profile image59
    getrapidfatloss1posted 10 years ago

    The fact that the majority of our world leaders are constantly lying to us as they pursue their own agendas as they themselves are being controlled like puppets by a select few. This select few has created the social systems and norms among other things keeping everyone in their little box. The suppression of consciousness as a whole on the planet is one of the biggest issues

    PEOPLE WE ARE DIVINE BEINGS. Jesus is not the only son of God, we all are sons and daughters of a higher, divine, intelligence whom is the creator the bible calls God. If you doubt check into some of the Gnostic gospels that didn't make it into the Bible when Emperor Constantine of Rome set up a council of scholars to pick and choose what gospels, verses, and words made it into at the time, the new religion Christianity's holy book. God created not only this universe but many others like it. We are not just human beings but divine beings, wake up and realize your true essence and get out of the control systems that this utopia of a planet has been subjected to and has had forced  down its every orifice.


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    Haider099posted 10 years ago

    da bigest problam iz that wee don`t have da unity

  19. Preethi Anusha profile image69
    Preethi Anushaposted 10 years ago

    Illiteracy .. education I guess is an answer to most other problems. So lack of reasonable education or complete illiteracy is problem to be solved to address many others.

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    matama ellieposted 10 years ago

    I personally think that one of the biggest problem we as human beings are facing is indifference to what is right and what is wrong as well as identifying what is actually right and what is actually wrong.
    We are so interested in ourselves that we forget to think about other people and what is good for them.
    We are going to kill ourselves if we continue this way, i think.

  21. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 10 years ago

    I wish there could be one or two issues, but there are many. To name a few, I think it is the economic slowdown and the global warming. There is need for peaceful co existence among nations, to solve the major challenges faced by mankind as a whole and there are some great answers here for that.

  22. CrescentSkies profile image64
    CrescentSkiesposted 10 years ago

    Those pathetic excuses for humans that are running it.

    On an alternate note I think we should reclassify politicians as "non-humans"


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