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What should be the focus of human progress and achievement?

I study Media and Communication studies and am fascinated by how the new age of advertisements and consumerism have affected human beings. That being said, should we allow ourselves to live in the fake worlds we create or should we be spending more time and energy on advancing our species?

Please share your thoughts, I have thought about this for a very long time and find any opinion interesting and informative.

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  • Oct 16 2013: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama
    It is hard to argue with the Dalai Lama's logic. I have done it without success.

    It is like arguing with Einstein about imaginary universes and un-provable mathematics, it makes for wonderful fantasies but Einstein felt we have enough problems living in the imaginary world most of us are already living in.
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      Oct 16 2013: I think we can both agree that having the Dalai Lama's brain for even a day would be an unparallelled experience.

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