The Simple(Yet Not So Simple) Solution To Saving The World - Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Go Back   Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum » General Forums » General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-27-2011, 08:15 AM
‘Eylan
BotanicalMedley has no status.
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Callliii!!!
Posts: 138
Default The Simple(Yet Not So Simple) Solution To Saving The World

I've seen a few threads on here about saving the world. What it could cost, what WOULD save the world, etc. I posted a reply on one of these threads, giving the answer to this, but I'm not sure if many people saw it or even read it. So I'm mkaing this thread based on the answer entirely, so more people will see it. And when you're done reading this, please send it around, as funny as that may sound. But this is about helping not just people in general, but the entire life of this world.
SO many people have been asking the question,"What would save the world?" I'm a little surprised that these people haven't figured it out almost immediately after asking the question. But that's hypocrytical because I used to be the same way.
When people start thinking about it, they say,"Well...taking care of the environment, being kind, being understanding..." And the list goes on. So basically, all of these acts, these POSITIVE acts, are acts of caring. What is caring? Love. Love is what keeps us alive, because if we didn't love ourselves or anyone or anything in any way, even the in the tiniest amount of caring, we would all be dead. Because we wouldn't be taking CARE of ourselves or each other.
It's obvious that every living person has love, even if it's just for themselves. And the average person has tons of love, for themself, their family, "pets", friends, jobs, for LIFE. When you think about it, greed, selfishness, etc. are just the wrong versions of love, love done in FEAR...
Anyway, the average person has tons of love, but we all slip, feel fear, anger, indifferance, etc. So to FULLY heal and reverse the damage done on the world, we have to live in Love ENTIRELY. Well, as MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.
So, how do you live in Love entirely? You fulfil that by doing the right thing. Because in every act of doing the right thing, it's an act of caring, which is Love.
So there you go. Love - DOING THE RIGHT THING - is the answer to every single problem in the world, to overcoming Fear, which is all negativity. But when I say live in Love I don't mean we all hold hands and sing songs. I'm talking about TRUE LOVE, TRUE EMPATHY, AND TRUE UNDERSTANDING FOR ALL.
Here's how you can feel true Love right now. The more you think about this, the more you'll See it. The more you See it, the more you'll Realise it. The more you Realise it, the more you begin to truly Feel it. And when I say Feel it, I mean it literally. I've felt it myself, and it's quite incredible. It's like a heat that you feel in your entire body. It's just.... it's LOVE.
I hope I've helped you all, and I hope you've been openminded enough to consider this. That's another form of doing the right thing by the way, openmindedness...
Here's a video on the full spectrum of this. In the beginning, it'll sound nothing like it's about Love, but it is. It gets to that. So please, be patient, and hear it through.
YouTube - In lak'ech - I am Another Yourself
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-27-2011, 01:15 PM
caveman's Avatar
Tsamsiyu
caveman dreams...
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: The Heart
Posts: 646
Default

I like it.
__________________
Stay thirsty my friends...
C V M N
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Sempu's Avatar
Tsamsiyu
Sempu has no status.
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Posts: 579
Default

Very true: peace (and saving the world) begins with each of us. Feel inside that which you want to see on the outside, and that begins to make a difference.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-27-2011, 06:02 PM
Icu's Avatar
Icu Icu is offline
Needs Moar Neytiri
Icu Back from the dead?
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Shack
Posts: 411
Default

Hmm. You pass this off as "THE ANSWER", all others being wrong, which I don't think is very fair or nice. I don't want to be a downer, because I love the idea of love and it's a great life philosophy, but just saying "everyone love everyone and everything!" isn't a solution at all.

That's like saying the solution to terrorism is for the terrorists to love everyone. Well.... okay that might work, but that's not a solution since it's not even close to being possible. It makes just as much sense to say "a solution to the world's problems would be for there to be no disease and there to be infinite clean drinking water etc." which would work but it's an impossible scenario.

You can't actually make everyone love everyone else so this can't accomplish anything (honestly you're just saying "everyone abide by my life philosophy and the world will be saved"). In a hypothetical world in which this happened we'd be better off, but this world isn't and can never be our world. I'm not being pessimistic, that's just how the human brain works. Not everyone can love everything all the time. And even if it were possible, there's no way to actually make people think this way so.... how would you implement this?

So while I DO think that love is a good thing and should be shared and all that... it's not about to put an end to the world's problems.
__________________

Last edited by Icu; 04-27-2011 at 06:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-27-2011, 08:49 PM
‘Eylan
BotanicalMedley has no status.
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Callliii!!!
Posts: 138
Default

No, no, no! I didn't mean at all that the the other solutions are wrong! I was saying that Love is the core of all those solutions.

Did you see the video? Please do. I think some of your questions will be answered through it.

You could help people think this, by helping them understand.

By the way, ANYTHING is possible.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-27-2011, 09:27 PM
auroraglacialis's Avatar
Tsulfätu
auroraglacialis can now be called "doctor"
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Europe
Posts: 1,622
Default

__________________
Know your idols: Who said "Hitler killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher's knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs.". (Solution: "Mahatma" Ghandi)

Stop terraforming Earth (wordpress)

"Humans are storytellers. These stories then can become our reality. Only when we loose ourselves in the stories they have the power to control us. Our culture got lost in the wrong story, a story of death and defeat, of opression and control, of separation and competition. We need a new story!"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-27-2011, 10:33 PM
Icu's Avatar
Icu Icu is offline
Needs Moar Neytiri
Icu Back from the dead?
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Shack
Posts: 411
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BotanicalMedley View Post
You could help people think this, by helping them understand.

By the way, ANYTHING is possible.
Well okay, I'm glad you don't think that . Sorry for mistaking you.

But I still think it's incredibly naive to think that, say, we can solve global terrorism by spreading a message of love. Or global hunger (or say, AIDS, which I'm sure you wouldn't even claim that we could, but it's still a problem that this can't "solve"). Just imagine sitting down at a meeting to address how to help fix, say, the recent financial collapses and saying "everyone should love everyone." Doesn't seem like that's a practical solution to the problem at all.

I'm trying to say, it's a nice life philosophy, but it won't save the world.

I also don't really think anything is possible either, but I won't get into that.
__________________

Last edited by Icu; 04-27-2011 at 10:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-28-2011, 03:36 AM
Sempu's Avatar
Tsamsiyu
Sempu has no status.
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Posts: 579
Default

Love is a foundation. It's not the roof.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-28-2011, 04:13 AM
‘Eylan
BotanicalMedley has no status.
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Callliii!!!
Posts: 138
Default

My answer would bring us back to the "Anything is possible" thing, and you don't want to get into that, so I won't. BUT, if more and more people were to at least try to do the right thing in everything they do, then eventually the Love would outweigh the negativity, the Fear. Which would be fantastic.
I didn't mean simply,"Everyone love everyone and everything!" and that would fix the world, although that is part of it. I meant doing the right thing would help the world, would fix the problems. To see what's wrong and change it.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-28-2011, 06:53 AM
Sky Person
Kä'eng has no status.
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: California
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Icu View Post
But I still think it's incredibly naive to think that, say, we can solve global terrorism by spreading a message of love. Or global hunger
Heh, global hunger is actually caused by too much love (well, actually, sex, or rather, reproduction. Too many people = not enough food per person)

I think what people really need is less ignorance. It certainly isn't going to do us any good to love the members of the ruling class who are sterilizing our planet, diminishing our opportunities, and abrogating our rights. People need to start questioning what the mainstream media tells them, and looking outside the tiny range of debate that it allows.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-28-2011, 07:15 AM
Raiden's Avatar
Outlier
Raiden BIOSYNTHETIC LIFEFORM #R41-D3N
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,072
Default

While this thread has great intentions, I think it's looking at it the wrong way. Love has almost nothing to do with saving the world.

I love Golden Toads, but that didn't stop them from becoming extinct a few years ago due to changing weather patterns, lowered immunity to disease via pesticide contamination, and the spread of Chytridiomycosis thanks to the first two conditions.

It takes intelligent, level-headed people with good educations in the life and social sciences to fix problems like these. I have a friend who actually discovered a cure for chytridiomycosis that is safe for use on amphibians and readily available; he didn't do this by loving the infected frogs until they miraculously recovered, he spent time and money researching which methods worked the best with the fewest ill effects on the animal being treated.

It's impossible to fix everything at once, it has to be tackled in bits and pieces, by intelligent people who have strong backgrounds in the fields in which the individual problems lie.
__________________
Modern technology owes ecology an apology.

Trouble keeps me running faster

Save the planet from disaster...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-28-2011, 02:44 PM
Sempu's Avatar
Tsamsiyu
Sempu has no status.
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Posts: 579
Default

There is a larger view of 'love' than what some of you are seeing. It's not just a one-dimensional axis of affection. Love is acceptance, openness, seeing. It does not imply condoning. Anyone who has an alcoholic partner knows that they can love someone without supporting their actions.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-28-2011, 05:00 PM
Icu's Avatar
Icu Icu is offline
Needs Moar Neytiri
Icu Back from the dead?
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Shack
Posts: 411
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sempu View Post
There is a larger view of 'love' than what some of you are seeing. It's not just a one-dimensional axis of affection. Love is acceptance, openness, seeing. It does not imply condoning. Anyone who has an alcoholic partner knows that they can love someone without supporting their actions.
I don't know why you think we would disagree with this.

It's just not the point that we're making.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-29-2011, 01:06 PM
Advent's Avatar
Mother Falcon
Advent is feeling bittersweet
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Somewhere home
Posts: 2,972
Default

Here's a helpful quote:

"Be a labour great or small, do it well or not at all."
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-30-2011, 04:30 AM
‘Eylan
BotanicalMedley has no status.
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Callliii!!!
Posts: 138
Default

Yeah, I said doing the right thing. Not having lots of kids, or kids at all, to prevent resources from becoming used up is doing the right thing. Not being ignorant is doing the right thing.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Visit our partner sites:

      pandoraworld.ru



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:21 AM.

Based on the Planet Earth theme by Themes by Design


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
All images and clips of Avatar are the exclusive property of 20th Century Fox.