Yes, we have different countries, nations and cultures. Hasn't all these ideas fused into one civilization on this planet?
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Yeah, we do have a problem war and exploitation, and I haven't a clue as to how get people to respect each other. But I think we have the beginnings of one, I just hope we will eventually see it through.
Hi Eugene: Is "getting" someone else "to do something" respectful? I think not. What Gandhi did & encouraged: "Be the change you want to see in the world." We respect ourselves, cultivate inner discipline, respect & love others, & lead by
I agree we have an unprecedented opportunity. 200 years ago, no one knew what all the lands and peoples of the world were. Let's use this opportunity - but we seem to be letting it slip away . . .
In a way you are right, but I think in another people are beginning to wake up, we have to wake up. Example, In China the condition of the environment effects all of us. Because of our growing connectedness we will take notice.
Especially economically and environmentally. We have one planet, and we have to get better at taking care of ourselves and each other.
Well, no....we are not ready.
But we are on our way there.... ;-)
In think that evolution is more than a scientific term for the origins of life, it is what we live as a society and culture.
I only hope the right that civilization isn't a dodo.
Yes, Beata, we are going to have to give up all that nonsense of dogma, image, identity, division and conformity first. Otherwise, we'll be repeating the same old patterns that have been going on for thousands of years.
I also think you are right, at the markets are beginning to take notice. The problem there is that is that institutions like our global stock markets think in terms of value based on money, not mutual quality of life.
Change is slow.
Let's not forget the small number living in tribal cultures in the Amazon and Papua new guinea and other places. They are not a part of our trade, communication or economy.
Yes, could be a problem if were to have a world government, especially if we to model it from every type of government humans have created. And yet, as far as the exchange of cultures and ideas, we have always been 'global'.
Had to take a minute to properly respond. If you include the prior tenets of this world, we still can not say they are part of this civilization, because they exist in secret, they do not openly participate in our culture. But that could change.
Why thank you!
No, I don't think we are there yet as far as being fused in one global culture or civilization.
And yet, we live in a world of interdependence culturally and economically, not to mention spiritually.
That's true . . . pendulum swings that way. It is not a good thing to have financial institutions that are globally centralized. Industry, agriculture, and financial institutions should be regionally strong to meet the specific needs of the people.
I think that as global civilization/culture evolves humans have a collective choice as to what we are going to be about, whether that be conscious or subconscious. I look forward to one that has more freedom for everyone -and no global government.