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Are you truly happy with the world we currently live in?

This question is not directed at your personal life, it is NOT about how the world has treated you whether fortunately or not.

I am asking for people to sit back and try to look at the bigger picture of the world currently - mainly on current mindsets humans share, what humanity has become and will be.

As humans do we have the correct mindsets for peace or do we not?
Are humans acting correctly or are we too based on ultimately selfish and primitive needs?
Do we care enough about each other, not just family, but other humans?
Are our governments truly helping the world or not?

You don't have to include all of the above, it's just to give examples on what angle I'm coming from.

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  • Jan 8 2014: As to my experience, true happiness is a happiness without the sense of self, or put it simply, JOY !
    Joy of being, joy of experiencing beauty , joy of doing whatever you do when you forget about yourself .
    Does current mindset support it ?
    Probably not, but the trick is when you are in joy , you are out of any kind of mindset.
    I truly believe, it's the best , if not the only way to make peace not wars.
    • Jan 9 2014: Would you say that there's a subconscious (at times even conscious - depending on the person) intended ignorance with the joy? To escape your own, but arguably more importantly the world's problems by escaping into joy - doing what you like.

      Of course there's nothing wrong with that because we are human of course and we all do this, after all we get home from work and then relax/do something we like.
      This is where the odd sense of selfishness comes in, we know there are problems but rather than use certain time to tackle vital problems we escape into our own world of joy. Essentially leaving the majority of the burden of it to someone else or something else, like a government who in turn generally don't help these matters either and even making it worse.

      This part of a government's duty seems to have become less and less important as time goes on.
      The problem is, with how things are currently it doesn't seem like it's going to get any better.
      • Jan 12 2014: Probably you've heard the expression , "be that change you want to see in the world "
        It has become a cliche, but it's true, and not strongly enough put to lessen our anxieties.
        Only being in peace you can bring peace to the world.
        I wish you peace ! :)

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