- Posted October 1, 2009 by
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What if we found common ground?
The Truce: Is mankind capable?
Let us first start out by going over the basics. Every human needs 3 basic necessities for survival; this would be food, water, and sleep. There are also 2 basic emotional needs each human desires. This would be love and acceptance. Upon these 2 factors, humans created a social circle so they could work together to survive. As time passed, this society realized in order for them to survive, they must work together to support themselves and their children.
If we look back at the days when humanity was still in its tribal civilization, we would see that we had teachers, farmers, and medicine men. These 3 original professions has been the driving force from mankind to go from a tribal society to a superpower.
What if, this tribal mentality never worked together? What if this small tribal group demanded more then what the others could give to get the help to become educated, avoid starvation, or get their hands on that special herb from the medicine man so they could live? Would we be where we are today if this small group started out with that mentality?
Look at mankind today, it looks as though they have forgotten the necessities for a society to grow and prosper. Without a healthy workforce, there is no workforce, and without an educated workforce, there is no growth. What if money was never invented and we kept that mindset that we had to work together for society to work the way it is supposed to, as a collaborative community?
I do not think all of the inventions were driven by the lust for money alone. I think all these inventions and breakthroughs we have seen over the centuries were because someone took the time to try to make the journey of life just a little easier, or to help that special someone that they had loved so dearly.
Today we see the fight between capitalism and socialism which are both economic based ideals. What if the people in this society were able to call a truce and place all necessities in one ideal and all luxuries in the other ideal? Would man be able to move on when they learn to place humanity be profits, and profits before luxuries?
Would it be so bad for society to help the sick so they can get back on their feet so they can once again become productive members of society, or is it more important that money come before the necessity of survival and we should all become cut throat and forget what it means to work together? Would it be so bad if we educated all the minds in society, or should we let many bright ones go to waste that may one day, make our lives just a little bit easier?