" Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare, it is simply disgraceful"
|::: Aldous Huxley :::|
The root of all evil is not money...
For the record: I don't believe in evil within men and women, but what abounds and is our true un-doing, is IGNORNACE! Unbelievable, incredibly short-sighted, blatant ignorance.*
Let's be clear now that ignorance leads to stupid emotions like fear or greed which play host to numerous other problematic behaviors. My belief is clear, that all human flaws stem from ignorance. The next most base emotions which all others stem from are fear and greed.*
If we understood even the slightest of fundamental truths about nature, the world, our origins and our future we wouldn't suffer nearly as much from fear or the other contributing factors to 'the problem'.*
to overcome ignorance?... LEARN things damn it!
It's all too easy to point the finger but unless each person takes their fair share of responsibility we will continue to go around in circles (and sadly the circles may even be downward spiraling).
what can I do, I am just one person?"
Keep in mind that ignorance goes both ways. If you focus only on the news (or websites like this one!), you will get a distorted view of the world, since all you are presented with is the bad news.