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Is there any real reason to think things in this world will get better?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Eason, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Eason

    Eason Senior member

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    Really, so much shitty news and horrible people on the planet, and nobody really gives a fuck. What is there to look forward to without willful ignorance?
     
  2. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    What's wrong with the world, mama
    People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
    I think the whole world addicted to the drama
    Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma
    Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
    But we still got terrorists here livin'
    In the USA, the big CIA
    The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK
    But if you only have love for your own race
    Then you only leave space to discriminate
    And to discriminate only generates hate
    And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah
    Madness is what you demonstrate
    And that's exactly how anger works and operates
    Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
    Take control of your mind and meditate
    Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all

    People killin', people dyin'
    Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
    Can you practice what you preach
    And would you turn the other cheek

    Father, Father, Father help us
    Send some guidance from above
    'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
    Where is the love (Love)

    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love
    The love, the love

    It just ain't the same, always unchanged
    New days are strange, is the world insane
    If love and peace is so strong
    Why are there pieces of love that don't belong
    Nations droppin' bombs
    Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones
    With ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young
    So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone
    So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong
    In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin'
    in
    Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
    Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother
    A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover
    The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug
    If you never know truth then you never know love
    Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)
    Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)
    Where's the love, y'all

    People killin', people dyin'
    Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
    Can you practice what you preach
    And would you turn the other cheek

    Father, Father, Father help us
    Send some guidance from above
    'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
    Where is the love (Love)

    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love (The love)
    Where is the love, the love, the love?

    I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
    As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder
    Most of us only care about money makin'
    Selfishness got us followin' our wrong direction
    Wrong information always shown by the media
    Negative images is the main criteria
    Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
    Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema
    Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
    Whatever happened to the fairness in equality
    Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
    Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity
    That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
    That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
    There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
    Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found
    Now ask yourself

    Where is the love?
    Where is the love?
    Where is the love?
    Where is the love?

    Father, Father, Father help us
    Send some guidance from above
    'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
    Where is the love?

    Sing wit me y'all:
    One world, one world (We only got)
    One world, one world (That's all we got)
    One world, one world
    And something's wrong wit it (Yeah)
    Something's wrong wit it (Yeah)
    Something's wrong wit the wo-wo-world, yeah
    We only got
    (One world, one world)
    That's all we got
    (One world, one world)
     
  3. Eason

    Eason Senior member

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    The guy who wrote that song is probably a fuck face too, probably beats women and robs people. I think I need to post in the misanthropy thread.
     
  4. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    the world is pretty good as it it. It will only get worse for us - those of us who have the education and free time to be posting here. we should be doing what we can to slow down the process, not speeding it up.
     
  5. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    There comes a time
    When we head a certain call
    When the world must come together as one
    There are people dying
    And it's time to lend a hand to life
    The greatest gift of all

    We can't go on
    Pretneding day by day
    That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
    We are all a part of
    God's great big family
    And the truth, you know love is all we need

    We are the world
    We are the children
    We are the ones who make a brighter day
    So let's start giving
    There's a choice we're making
    We're saving our own lives
    It's true we'll make a better day
    Just you and me

    Send them your heart
    So they'll know that someone cares
    And their lives will be stronger and free
    As God has shown us by turning stone to bread
    So we all must lend a helping hand

    We are the world
    We are the children
    We are the ones who make a brighter day
    So let's start giving
    There's a choice we're making
    We're saving our own lives
    It's true we'll make a better day
    Just you and me

    When you're down and out
    There seems no hope at all
    But if you just believe
    There's no way we can fall
    Well, well, well, well, let us realize
    That a change will only come
    When we stand together as one

    We are the world
    We are the children
    We are the ones who make a brighter day
    So let's start giving
    There's a choice we're making
    We're saving our own lives
    It's true we'll make a better day
    Just you and me
     
  6. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    sifl Well-Known Member

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    There's children on the street using guns and knives
    Taking drugs and each others lives
    Killing each other with knives and forks
    And calling each other names like dork

    There's people on the street getting diseases from monkeys
    Yeah that's what I said, they're getting diseases from monkeys
    Now there's junkies with monkey disease
    Whose touching these monkeys please
    Leave these poor sick monkeys alone
    They got problems enough as it is

    A man is lying on the street, some punk has chopped off his head
    I'm the only one who stops to see if he's dead,
    Mmmmmhhhh
    Turns out he's dead

    And that's why I'm singing
    What? What is wrong with the world today?
    What's wrong with the world today?
    What? What is wrong with the world today?
    You gotta think about it, think, think about it

    Good cops been framed and put into a can
    And all the money that we're making is going to the man.

    What man? Which the man? Whose the man? When's a man a man?
    What makes a man a man?
    Am I a man? Yes, technically I am.

    They're turning kids into slaves just to make cheaper sneakers,
    But what's the real cost? Cause the sneakers don't seem that much cheaper.
    Why are we still paying so much for sneakers when you got them made by little slave kids?
    What are your overheads?

    At the end of your life you're lucky if you die
    Sometimes I wonder why we even try.
    I saw a man lying on the street half dead
    With knives and forks sticking out of his leg
    And he said, Ahh ahh ahh aowww wow wow wow wow wow
    Can somebody get the knife and fork out of my leg please?
    Can somebody please remove these cutleries from my knees?
    And then we break it down.

    Yeah whoo
    This the acappella jams
    whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo
    whoo whoo whoo yeah yeah
    yeah ah ah ah ahhhh ahhhhh
    whoa whoa whoa whoaaaa ohh break it down

    And then we bring it back

    Jammin out were just jammin out
    yeah oh oh oh hooh ahhhh oh ho ho oh ohhh
     
  8. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    the world was a mess but his hair was perfect.
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I think that in many parts of the world, human life is given more worth than it has ever had, throughout all of history. In some parts, life is still pretty cheap, but in many its of more value than ever before.

    However:

     
  10. ALLCAPS

    ALLCAPS Well-Known Member

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    I used to feel like you, until I stopped caring. I suppose I'm selfish now. [​IMG]
     
  11. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Of course things will get better.

    All the negativity in this threak sucks.
     
  12. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Of course things will get better.

    All the negativity in this threak sucks.


    Yeah, what Rube said.

    Of course, I got laid yesterday morning, so my sunny outlook may pass in a few days, but whatevah.
     
  13. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Things have arguably been getting better steadily for thousands of years. So, yes. Assuming things are getting macroscopically worse based only on your microscopic experience is fallacious.
     
  14. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    From what I've read things are better. There are significantly less proxy wars and wars than just a century ago. Medical tech is better (insurance squabbles aside). Humans are heathier. Human beings are always getting smarter (there is a name for this phenomenon, which of course, I can't remember). If anything, we are on a slight down slope of what will eventually be a big upslope. Things aren't better? A Sumerian scribe would have killed for a computer with a printer and Socrates would have loved to bitch at people on internet forums all day. I'm just glad I don't have to track a yak across the frozen tundra every damn month.
     
  15. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    Things have arguably been getting better steadily for thousands of years.

    Agreed.
     
  16. oman

    oman Senior member

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    the real question is, will people ever stop bitching

    and the answer is no

    not directed at you particularly, eason. youre a pretty good guy. and i will admit that the last month or so has been unusually bad in too many independent domains for it to just be a coincidence. maybe saturn is in the fifth house or some suchlike crap
     
  17. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

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    dude, after dec 2012, the world will reset. maybe shit will get better then.
     
  18. KPO89

    KPO89 Senior member

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    The world getting better? If by better you mean we will advance...less people will die and perhaps the majority of the world will live in self-gratifying comfort...then yes. If by better you mean people will be satisfied...people will become innately good and put the consideration of their fellow man above their own...then no.

    People have always been people...from Rome...to the French Revolution...to American slavery...to the oppression of human rights we see today in Africa. People are sadly not "inately" good. People lack a moral compass to direct them to what is good and what is evil, without a moral compass to guide decisions then there will always be oppression and evil.

    And we won't ever have a moral compass until we figure out that there is more to life than being a decedent of some ape.
     
  19. ysc

    ysc Senior member

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    Human beings are always getting smarter (there is a name for this phenomenon, which of course, I can't remember).

    Flynn Effect, but it's kind of funny, it's not just as simple as people continuously getting cleverer.

    A lot has gotten better, even in the last 50 years many things have gotten better, we just tend to loose sight of it with all the more noticeable depressing shit that happened. I can't remember the figures, or be bothered to look them up, but on the grand scale things stuff has been getting better statistically for some time.
    Doesn't mean it is going to continue that way though.
     
  20. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    Really, so much shitty news and horrible people on the planet, and nobody really gives a fuck. What is there to look forward to without willful ignorance?
    [​IMG]
     

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