Can't we all just get along?

  1. rsmallory profile image77
    rsmalloryposted 8 years ago

    Can't we all just get along?

    Why can't everyone be willing to compromise and admit when we are wrong or have made a mistake or just don't know the best answer? This is a broad question that could involve relationships, family interaction, sibling rivalries, politics, national agendas, difference of opinions and more.

  2. dabeaner profile image58
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Our genetic makeup.  Just like all other social animals. "Cain't we all jes' git alaong?" (Rodney King).  No, because everyone wants to mind everyone else's business.  Pick a subject -- religion, sex, economics... Everyone's functioning depends on them thinking they are right.  And the more insecure people are, the more they want to mind others' business for them.  E.g., Christian and Muslim fundamentalists.

    BRITANNUS (shocked):
    Caesar, this is not proper.

    THEODOTUS (outraged):
    How?

    CAESAR (recovering his self-possession):
    Pardon him, Theodotus; he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.

    Caesar and Cleopatra, Act II -- [George Bernard Shaw]

  3. Miss D profile image55
    Miss Dposted 8 years ago

    We're human. Of course we can't get along.

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