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From government to individuality, as a whole or as a group, how do we change for the better?

It seems that from religion to politics to star trek there's been a movement in humans to change for the better. what are the factors that promote change for the better? what are the base principles. what happens to one who doesn't change. why do some have a more difficult time then others?

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  • Apr 29 2013: I don't think you'll find an answer on this from science. Maybe psychology, but I doubt it beyond "We probably have an instinct to improve." I can give you a religious-based answer, but that's about it. Don't know if that's what you want, but I can give it if you want me to.
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      Apr 30 2013: Yes anything you feel would benefit.
      • May 1 2013: Ok. The purpose of this life is to grow, develop your talents, and hone your character through hard work and struggle. We are children of God and this is our school. Every person has in them a sense of that purpose, however muddled and quiet. So people try to act on that need to change for the better, because that's the whole point of being here in the first place. This life prepares us for greater things after, and if we don't put in the effort to prepare now, we won't be able to do much. That's the general idea, at least. There's a lot more specifics on what kind of changes and improvements we need to make, etc.
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          May 1 2013: That seems to sum it up right there. Thanks for sharing
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        May 2 2013: Michael, Scot and Kate,
        I agree with some of Scot's comment....to grow and develop while in this earth school.

        The question as presented is...."From government to individuality, as a whole or as a group, how do we change for the better?"

        When one brings god, a religion, or afterlife into the discussion, it eliminates some people who do not believe in those concepts, so it is not addressing the question..."as a whole or as a group".

        Personally, I do not believe that the human life experience is supposed to be a "struggle"....hard work and challenges sometimes.....struggle....no.

        Struggle:
        "a violent effort or exertion; violent strenuous efforts against opposition; proceed with difficulty; contest, strife..."

        I see no point in perceiving the life adventure as a struggle, and that seems like a religious teaching.

        I also believe that I am HERE...NOW...., and the life experience is for living HERE and NOW. I do not believe that the life experience "prepares us for greater things after". I do not believe that the life experience is a dress rehearsal for anything. It is about living life to the best of our ability HERE and NOW.

        Michael askes..."what are the factors that promote change for the better?"..." what as a whole or as a group", "how do we change for the better?"

        I believe that one factor might be to recognize that we are more the same than different, and it is our beliefs that may cause the differences. We are ALL HERE NOW. To bring a god, afterlife or religious belief into this conversation continues to seperate us.

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