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    Quote Originally Posted by T.G.G. Moogly View Post
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    You only have to look at the state of the World to understand how human beings think, what we believe and value, our societies, economic systems and politics....our actions being reflections of our thoughts and feelings, making the World the way it is.
    Slight derail, but I always liked that scene in Waterloo where the British soldier leaves his ranks and is screaming at everyone, "Stop killing each other! Why are we killing each other?"
    Not a derail. Nicely embodies what I said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
    You only have to look at the state of the World to understand how human beings think, what we believe and value, our societies, economic systems and politics....our actions being reflections of our thoughts and feelings, making the World the way it is.
    Science tries to determine if chimps are aware. The question is if we are aware of what we are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
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    You only have to look at the state of the World to understand how human beings think, what we believe and value, our societies, economic systems and politics....our actions being reflections of our thoughts and feelings, making the World the way it is.
    Science tries to determine if chimps are aware. The question is if we are aware of what we are doing.
    Maybe we are so focused on our own interests, goals, objectives, family, social status, tribe, nation, state, etc, that the big picture becomes fuzzy and seemingly unimportant.....''there is nothing we can do about it'' - even while we contribute our activity in building and maintaining the World at Large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
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    You only have to look at the state of the World to understand how human beings think, what we believe and value, our societies, economic systems and politics....our actions being reflections of our thoughts and feelings, making the World the way it is.
    Science tries to determine if chimps are aware. The question is if we are aware of what we are doing.
    Maybe we are so focused on our own interests, goals, objectives, family, social status, tribe, nation, state, etc, that the big picture becomes fuzzy and seemingly unimportant.....''there is nothing we can do about it'' - even while we contribute our activity in building and maintaining the World at Large.
    Lppking back, myself included, over time we loose awareness to routine and habit. How many Americans are aware on what O2 comes from and what happens if plankton dies off? Trump is emblematic, educated and sucesful but apparently nor aware of circumstances of existense, how we got to this point of afluence, and on what our physical existenxcce depemds.

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