Why can’t people just live in peace and harmony?
Is it really that hard? All you have to do is NOT pull that trigger, NOT build that bomb, NOT draw that knife. How hard can it be to make that tiny little effort?
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Short answer: Most people are stupid and are unwilling to learn peace through their upbringing.
There are always other causes than the ones that seem to be plain right in front of your face…somewhere along the line, all strife and struggle were created…find the true source of the cause and fix that, and not just fix knee-jerk reactions and we’ll slowly evolve towards peace.
I agree. I mean, why do people have to be mean. I know we can all hold it back. Just think about things and how they could be different if we all just cared a little.
that is impossible
Well THAT sure brightened my day, monkeyluver.
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It might end in a trigger, bomb or knife, but that’s not where it starts. I guess it ultimatly starts with egos. Ultimatly, we need to be responsible for our own egos, keep them in check. If everyone did this, it would never get to the point of the knife/gun/bomb.
its true most people dont have the mental capacity to live in peace and harmony. and they affect the ones that do, because if they tried, they would get dead.
I am sorry!!!
It all comes down to money and power. Please want both so they will do what is nessary to obtain them. Regardless of who gets hurt. Greed is part of human nature. Some people know how to handle it some don’t.
It is a pity that every 1 cannot get along. If only more peeps were less egotistical and more openminded most of the nasty things would never have happened today.
Sometimes, with extreme cases it has to do with dmage to teh frontal lobe of the brain. I saw a documentary about this. There was a guy, who had a great wife and a 2-year-old son that he treated well and showed lots ov affection. One day, bam, he’s in a fender bender, his head his the windshield. He blacks out for ony a couple of minutes. But in that instant his personality changed. He became mean and uncaring to everyone. He lost all his friends, tells his wife he doesn’t love her and the kid. They did a brain scan and saw damage to hi frontal lobe. That’s the area that helps us control our behavior. It let’s us think through consequences and empathize with others. Without it people don’t care if they hurt other people or not, even if they once cared a lot.
Oops. sorry about all the typos.
Greed is one cause. But I think feare is by far the greater cause. It’s the attitude, whether they know it or not, of Get them before they get me.
As I tell people - if everyone raises their children to be good people (open minded and all that) then the world will be a better place. The problem is that some people raise their kids to hate. As long as that is happening the world will never change.
Peace and harmony isn’t only about withdrawing the weapons, honey. It’s about knowing when to keep your mouth shut and actually doing something about that knowledge.
I don’t know Eryk but I wish the world did have more peace and harmony!
it all stems from us as humans simply not being as evolved as we think. we are still animals. we try to act rationaly but in certain surcomstances it is either fight or run and a few idiots will fight and kill people for there own survival when all they had to do is walk away to survive. i agree there should be peace and no need for weapons but there will always be people who ar emore violent and stupid than others. i myself have been in many fights. im not proud of it but it happens and there is nothing more animal like than fighting a fellow man. some find a rush and pleasure from it.
but it was once said that for peace you must first prepare for war.
Most people are too short sighted and self absorbed to see how their actions affect others, or to realise that others actions were not aimed at hurting them. traffic goes both ways.
also, each and every person has a tendency to believe, deep down, that they are superior to others, and their thoughts and opinions and pains are more important, and so become aggresive when others react as if they might be just as important. if i make myself clear here.
humans also have the instict to establish a pecking order, and if we are not carefull, each of us has the potential to run over others to establish our position in this order.
the reasons are many and vast, but in the end the only solution is to rise above our animal instincts and emotions, and let our thinking rational mind control the thought process, instead of letting ourselves run on auto-pilot and simple reactions.
we can act rationally, but it is hard work. and we, as a race, tend to be lazy, and take the path of least effort. good luck to us all.
Some people were raised on violents and things like that. Others haven’t been taught right from wrong, so they don’t know what their doing when they do it. Most of the people that do that kind of stuff are just idiots. To change that all you have to do is tell other peeople about it and hopefully the next generation will b esmarter. :-)
Peace and harmony isn’t completly possible. If it were to happen we would have to remove every bad person from this earth, thus promoting violence. We would also have to remove racism, Bad books, video games and everything else that put ideas into our head. In order for us to keep peace we would all have to be the same, have the same opinions, the same religions. there would be no such thing as originality. Not saying we shoudln’t work towards it, I just think it’s not completly possible.
As long as we are all individuals things will not change. Do you really want to live in a world where everyone and everything is the same? I don’t exactly like the state our country is in but I would still fight for freedom and individuality.
Bad guys like you?
Above you said this, and I quote…
““Most people are stupid “
the words of a great social thinker.”
If you were a good guy, you wouldnt go around puting others down for trying to offer thier opinions much less take thier words out of context.
Thank you for the post Jester. Its a great topic, peace and harmony are things I pray and meditate over often. It appears though that even a web site with a simple name like “Help.com” isnt safe from people who just want to be argumentative and put others down to feel better about themselves. Isnt that sad?!
Or you can stop insulting other people!
Who gave you all the knowledge of how everyone work?!
When I read this post and the threads following it, I became more and more insulted.
Not everyone is normal. Not everyone have a normal brain. Not everyone is 100 percents healthy. Not everyone is like you!
First, if you want peace and harmony, you can stop bad-mouthing people who have emotional, mental and physical problems. Bad-mouthing them will NOT help to bring peace and harmony around.
Second, you can start listening to the other people, what they are really saying. After all not everyone who pulled the trigger, pulled the knife out, or become abusive are bad.
Have you ever looked at the sidewalk when you go shopping or having fun? If you see a homeless person, what are you going to do? Are you going to give that person some food?
What you have to say sounded very cold and mean to me. You never stopped for one second to realize what most of us are going through.
Have some compassion. Start listening more to what we are trying to tell you.
Okay, you might not like some of what we have to tell you but the minute you start badmouthing everyone who behave in a certain way that you don’t like it, you own the problem, not them.
Before you start complaining that I’m being mean, I’m not being peaceful or all that, stop and re-read your posts. Maybe you would then be able to understand what my point is all about. Not everyone is normal. Not everyone is average. Everyone you talked about so badly have problems. They may or may not own the problems but before you start on about wanting peace and harmony, just stop. Look at yourself.
People wanting to live in peace and harmony should not bad mouth the others. It doesn’t matter if the others have behaved so badly. It’s their problem, not yours.
So please start showing compassion. Maybe then, sometimes in the future, we will all get along. But please stop badmouthing the others who have major problems.
I should know - I have major problems myself and am I a bad person? No!
Just stop please.
we are all unique, yet all the same. this is my new theory.
and i am a terrible person, from a certain point of view, ha ha
I appologize if my thoughts were offensive to you deaflegacy. I assure you that wasnt my intent. The user I was directing that towards was going around this site attacking others for having thier own opinions. It seemed that he/she took high offense to any opinion that differed from his/hers. The way that person responded was to call others stupid and not hear anthing they had to say.
When it was brought to my attention, I merely tried to deflect that persons anger towards me rather than another user who may not be able to handle it.
My words above were only trying to protect the other users from those foolish games.
I sincerely appologize if that offended you.
Thank you (sorry for not replying in more words, but I’m in pain right now).
i just think that too many people want to be mean want to be annoying. its a shame. but there must be something wrong with these people. like most politicians (not all) are craving the power to rule the country.
What is it with you and replying to ancient posts?
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power…”
I just love ur socks!!!!!
Why we cant have Peace and Harmony? Its simply because we dont recognize our enemy. End of the day, we are all human and we are not the enemy. The enemy of mankind is the only one devil and will always be. He will make us angry, make us fight with each other and kill each other. I know there may be people who disagree. “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled is to convince the would he did not exist” and by doing that he can go on influencing people minds and creating anger in every one of us because anger is one of the biggest tool for the devil. When your angry “The tongue works faster than your mind” and thats how it all starts. You say things without thinking and then cause the other person to get anger and that person says things without thinking and so on. It will cause anger in each other and will cause them to fight. In the mean time the devil is happy and proud of what he has cause the humans to do. He will keep on spraeding hatred between humans till the day of judgement. He vowed to God that he will take as many people as he possibly can to Hell with him till the day of judgement.
The ego, the voice inside people’s head, the mind, past conditioning, the biggest illusion ever, the mind interurpting everything that pases through our senses, fear, thinking your right, pride, shyness, worry, intimate love (u only really love urself more when ur inlove with a person, thats why u hate them when they leave you. If it was non ego devine love than u wouldn’t care if they left you or cheated on you). You are just raw awerrnes. Analysis everything ur doing, even if a nobel cause, ego lies behind all and creates hell and suffering for everybody. Awaken. Transend your ego, positive or negative. Self esteem both high or low is based around thoughts of who you are. Thoughts or words are only labels, they do not depict that beauty that lies within you or the universe, they filter the glory.
I think that people are very wrong they refused to live without war , they have learned since tthier born how to be agresive , We can be cooperative and see eye to eye we can help the old and the yong we can share peace and live in harmonie sociaty :)
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