War & Peace

In the last five or six thousand years that humans have walked this planet (evolutionists, please feel free to keep your opinions to yourselves), only 268 years has been spent at ‘peace’ and then it has only been bits and pieces. The rest is filled with war, famine, disease and other pretty gruesome things. What does that say about us humans?

It could all have been averted, if we weren’t so greedy. I recently watched the movie Watchmen. Now for everyone who hasn’t seen it, I won’t spoil it. It is a really good example of what is wrong with this world. It is about a dystopia so concerned with war that they forget that peace is just a decision away. But no, everyone wants to have the best and most advanced weapons and armour that can repair itself.

I find that wrong. Life is not about who has the most money or fame or whatever. All that can easily be taken away. Life is about making a lasting impression. Scientists contribute to society in the form of discoveries, artists by their music, paintings, sculptures etc. and actors and actresses by the roles they play of people who had a lasting influence. The list goes on and on and on.

The only way that I can see us changing as a species is if we individually decide to change the world for the better. But at the current rate of descent, I honestly cannot see that happening.


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