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Mountaineer
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Don't waste your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted.
The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer.
- Leo Buscaglia

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Crowan
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To whom would you direct the question?

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amy green
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Reminds me of the saying "be the change you wish to see in the world"

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Isn't 'Why isn't the world a better place?' a starting place for 'How can I make it better?' We have to know what needs changing before we can effect change.

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Isn't 'Why isn't the world a better place?' a starting place for 'How can I make it better?' We have to know what needs changing before we can effect change.

That asssumes the 'why' isn't known. A child might ask that but, as an adult, surely there are countless indications/obvious clues around to answer that.

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That asssumes the 'why' isn't known. A child might ask that but, as an adult, surely there are countless indications/obvious clues around to answer that.

Do you not still ask the question as a starting point to moving on? And do you assume your answer would be the same as any one else's?
What would your answer be?

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Do you not still ask the question as a starting point to moving on? And do you assume your answer would be the same as any one else's?
What would your answer be?

Well obviously the answer to 'why isn't the world a better place?' would vary depending on subjectivity/focus, although many might agree on overall assessments.

To me, the simple answer is that we are not governed by humanistic values but materialistic drives, basically putting profit before people (and consideration for the natural environment). I know that is partly a socialist slogan but there is a lot to be said for it!

What would your answer be?

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Well obviously the answer to 'why isn't the world a better place?' would vary depending on subjectivity/focus, although many might agree on overall assessments.

This variability is exactly why asking the question is worthwhile.
Your simple answer is fine as a starting point. But in order to change anything we need to be able to answer inn rather a lot of detail. 'How can I make the world better?' depends on those details.


What would your answer be?

Simple answer? Too little shamanism. Which might be simple but has many ramifications.

I know that is partly a socialist slogan but there is a lot to be said for it!

Sounds like you are almost apologising!

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This variability is exactly why asking the question is worthwhile.
Your simple answer is fine as a starting point. But in order to change anything we need to be able to answer inn rather a lot of detail. 'How can I make the world better?' depends on those details.

Well the answer will vary according to the person and their abilities. For myself, I gravitate to those who are suffering emotionally since I am gifted with the ability to heal in that field. I have made a difference to many and I am thankful to be able to do so.

Sounds like you are almost apologising!

Ha...no, not an apology but I know the dim view that so many have of the concept of socialism.

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Ha...no, not an apology but I know the dim view that so many have of the concept of socialism.

Maybe that's because they don't understand it. For me, a world with more socialism would be a good start.

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