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History tends to repeat itself. Empires rise and fall in a vicious circle of greed, tribal thinking, prejudice, misunderstandings and envy.

Empires, organisations and companies rise and fall, new are created, get competitors and fall or not, change and evolve, or fall again. People tend to be seduced by either organisations, ideas, tribes, values, often without questioning their source, wondering why they get seduced or what the intention, goal, purpose or competence of the seducer is.
But in the end, it's facts that are more important than fiction.
Or, as they say in NY, true facts.

Do the tedsters have any stories, thoughts or insights about this? Links can be provided.
Excuse my being young and colloquial but... Share or be square..

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  • May 7 2013: Why are we so tired after being born?
    Is it because we have come from a very long distance away?
    Perhaps, but once here, and for the duration of our time on this planet,
    we seem to have not come very far.
    But, it isn't human nature as to how we behave. That is such a false and easy way out to avoid really looking at the reasons or causes for our behavior.

    Humans have many choices on how to respond to their environment. If it were solely human nature and that a limited one, namely to the types you, Anna, listed, then that is how we would always behave, me thinks.

    But we don't.
    I believe first of all, that what we believe is false. "It's human nature." Nope. It is a perversion of our nature because so many are not getting their needs met and this was also true many years ago. "If we forget history, we are condemned to repeating it." Well, when one cannot remember, then one cannot repeat. If one person or a people repeat what they cannot remember, then that is a sign they have been brainwashed. So, look at those who push the idea of not forgetting, and that is how and why we repeat our history. That kind of propaganda is generally done by those in power, going way, way, back because it is in that kind of unjust system whereby they keep their power through manipulating the masses.
    So, yes the fighting, rising, falling and so on go on and the changes never get started.
    The system, from the very beginning was unjust and still is.
    Thus, it can never be made just and a new and just system must be created and implemented.
    It cannot contain the reasons for corruption or greed, or crime.

    The only way to do this is to attack the causes and eliminate them.
    This is not what humans do. They are misled into all kinds & various forms of ills that all come from one or two single causes, but they are told again and again, it is human nature and can never be changed. So, most look no further and struggle to find a way to accept or go crazy. Going crazy is to remain sane in insanity.
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      May 8 2013: "The only way to do this is to attack the causes and eliminate them."

      ...remembering that "how" is also an important question.

      "Going crazy is to remain sane in insanity. "
      A really nice summary, thank you. It probably doesn't apply to all types of "crazy" but maybe...
      • May 8 2013: Anna.
        I meant, "So, most look no further and struggle to find a way to accept or go crazy. Going crazy is to remain sane in insanity. "
        In that respect, as a kind of response to the pressure to be and think like everyone else.
        Because most are insane, the pressure is become like them, insane.

        The definition I am going by for insanity is, "to not know the difference between right and wrong, good or bad, true or false."

        Most today, do not.

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