How to Improve the World

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    Jan 29, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    So are you sick of ODing on Schadenfreude? Are you bored by bankruptcy? Is your attention deficit bigger than the national one as society apparently is collapsing?

    Then let's cure it! Let's talk instead about how to improve the *world*. Not Ohio, not the US, not Palestine, but *the world*. Lucid dreams and high ideology accepted. For everything else, there's Mastercard.

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    Jan 29, 2009 1:39 AM GMT
    stop the hate mongering and start the lovin... perhaps realise we are all different, with different ideas, joys, loves and philosophies and we need to accept each other for what we are not who we demand others to be...

    but its much harder said then done.. I for one can not stand people who think they are better then someone else... which means I fail to even stand up to my own believe
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    Jan 29, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    who the fuck cares
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    Jan 29, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidwho the fuck cares
    Hopefully the people living in it mate...
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    Jan 29, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    Trying to improve the world would mean imposing your values on others. Too many conflicting ideas and ideology. Ahh.. The stuff wars are made of.
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    Jan 29, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    Red_Vespa saidwho the fuck cares
    Hopefully the people living in it mate...

    Well I was wondering who would fall for my bait, but you weren't one of those I was expecting. Pseudo-intellectual nonsense isn't something I thought would have appealed to you. Interesting...
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    Jan 29, 2009 2:12 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidPseudo-intellectual nonsense isn't something I thought would have appealed to you. Interesting...


    WHO are you calling pseudo-intellectual, Monsieur La Rouge? Hmm?

    I'm sick of *SERIOUS* threads, you see, where we're supposed to debate *big* questions *EARNESTLY*.

    Why not debate big questions with a sense of humour? And *I*R*O*N*Y*? And Pretty stars****************************************.

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    Jan 29, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidWHO are you calling pseudo-intellectual, Monsieur La Rouge? Hmm?

    Fear not. I would not mistake you for intellectual if you came gift-wrapped in a doctoral dissertation. As for "humour" try the American spelling, as long as you're living here.
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    Jan 29, 2009 2:26 AM GMT
    My mom used to say "To achieve something big, you have to take one small step at a time". To me, it starts with something small and simple such as trying my best to have a good relationship with my family and friends. I think if everyone is happy or content with his/her life, this world will be a much better place.
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    Jan 29, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    lilTanker said
    Red_Vespa saidwho the fuck cares
    Hopefully the people living in it mate...

    Well I was wondering who would fall for my bait, but you weren't one of those I was expecting. Pseudo-intellectual nonsense isn't something I thought would have appealed to you. Interesting...
    I'd gathered what your intentions were, so I gave an answer that would hopefully lead nowhere.. it seems to have worked...
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    Jan 29, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI'd gathered what your intentions were, so I gave an answer that would hopefully lead nowhere.. it seems to have worked...

    Clever reply, but not your original purpose at all. Where it led was where I wanted. But face-saving is understandable.
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    Jan 29, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    lilTanker saidI'd gathered what your intentions were, so I gave an answer that would hopefully lead nowhere.. it seems to have worked...

    Clever reply, but not your original purpose at all. Where it led was where I wanted. But face-saving is understandable.
    what face saving? If I was worried about looking like a dick.. hell.. I'd never have replied to ya... hahaha gawd knows I don't need anyones help to do it.. I just need to open ma mouth icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 29, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidI would not mistake you for intellectual if you came gift-wrapped in a doctoral dissertation. As for "humour" try the American spelling, as long as you're living here.


    It's called a thesis, mon cher! Did someone wee in your Cheerios today?
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    Jan 29, 2009 4:37 AM GMT
    I don't think the world can be cured anymore. Things have gone too far, people have turned into these cold, arrogant creatures who don't know what they're really doing in this world.
    And we're killing one another like animals (or even worse). How do you expect to improve the world when the world doesn't really want to be improved?
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    Jan 29, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    fulldelight saidI don't think the world can be cured anymore. Things have gone too far, people have turned into these cold, arrogant creatures who don't know what they're really doing in this world.
    And we're killing one another like animals (or even worse). How do you expect to improve the world when the world doesn't really want to be improved?

    I once heard something really interesting for me..

    "You are never alone"

    If there is one good person, there will always be another and another and another..

    something so massive as society moves slowly, makes massive mistakes, breaks things, gets hurt, but changes constantly, sometimes for the best, sometimes for the worst, but we move forward even when it seems like we aren't... but it happens so slowly that you can almost barely notice it happening unless you look really hard.
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    Jan 29, 2009 6:43 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidsomething so massive as society moves slowly, makes massive mistakes, breaks things, gets hurt, but changes constantly, sometimes for the best, sometimes for the worst, but we move forward even when it seems like we aren't... but it happens so slowly that you can almost barely notice it happening unless you look really hard.


    And yet looking back, it suddenly seems so quick.
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    Jan 29, 2009 6:44 AM GMT
    TigerTim said
    lilTanker saidsomething so massive as society moves slowly, makes massive mistakes, breaks things, gets hurt, but changes constantly, sometimes for the best, sometimes for the worst, but we move forward even when it seems like we aren't... but it happens so slowly that you can almost barely notice it happening unless you look really hard.


    And yet looking back, it suddenly seems so quick.

    Indeed, especially the last week.... amazing aint it
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    Jan 29, 2009 7:02 AM GMT
    I thought everything would be better once the little guys destroyed the one-ring-to-rule-them-all...

    but since that did not work... how about placing a higher emphasis on lower education. In Cali we spend more per prisoner then we do per student. And our budget... well that won't make things better. What we need is a public education that realizes that students are more than just test scores. By placing emphasis on testing ability we have taken away any lasting impact that education has. I don't have the answer to solve any of this (but then I am a product of public education:winkicon_smile.gif; however, I do know that if we focused on student's learning, lower class sizes, and curriculum and technology that reflected the world we are in today, education might just have a chance of succeeding.

    Or, I could just be a grammar-school teacher on a rant...
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    Jan 29, 2009 5:43 PM GMT
    - Increased use of birth control;

    - More power to women in cultures where they have little;

    - Better access to education;

    - More open trade so the impoverished nations can increase their wealth;

    - A move away from carbon based fuels.
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    Jan 29, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    - Bring down nation-states!

    - Federal world government!

    - More thinkers and doers in positions of power and less of the charismatic two-faced liars we always elect or otherwise take over

    - More international collaborative projects that will benefit not just a single nation but several working in concert. Like tidal power generators, or space exploration, etc.

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    Jan 29, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    Replicators.

    Replicators would do nicely.

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    ...and maybe a space-cowboy like Picard.
  • OptimusMatt

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    Jan 29, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    oh, and abortions.
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    Jan 29, 2009 6:01 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidSo are you sick of ODing on Schadenfreude? Are you bored by bankruptcy? Is your attention deficit bigger than the national one as society apparently is collapsing?

    Then let's cure it! Let's talk instead about how to improve the *world*. Not Ohio, not the US, not Palestine, but *the world*. Lucid dreams and high ideology accepted. For everything else, there's Mastercard.

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    Isn't that the mall? If I go shopping can I end terrorism??
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    Jan 29, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    I think that's the nanotech building proposal. I dunno. Or it could be the new Victoria's Secret Chainmail Brassieres.
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    Jan 29, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    shopping is the best response to terrorism. The ex president of the USA told people to shop after 9/11 so it must be right