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Vera Nova

Director Research Analysis, NOVA Town Futuristic Development

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Is what we call Competitive Advantage stemming from our Prehistoric Instinct of survival - push, kill, get something before others?

It is a primordial prehistoric "motor" in our character that still drives our society of non-stop-competitions, from fashion and "arts" to mindless fields of business fights and bloody war.

We still do not really comprehend how we CAN coexist together in peace. The most important step is to practice collaboration. There is no need to compete if we would be able to openly learn from each other.
Everyone has something unique to offer, but as an individual.
One can compete with him/herself perfecting skills and experience. Every individual remains irreplaceable in a community because of his/her natural uniques.

It will be no harmony and no sound balance in our society as long as we compete for all crazy reasons we can come up with.

Unfair forceful strategies push away true innovative talents and intuitive souls who usually do not fit competitions. However our society desperately needs these unique individuals showing us new ways in our existence.

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  • Mar 20 2014: """You say
    Is what we call Competitive Advantage stemming from our Prehistoric Instinct of survival - push, kill, get something before others?""

    First no one can prove that Prehistoric Instinct of survival existed. Its a theory

    """You say
    It is a primordial prehistoric "motor" in our character that still drives our society of non-stop-competitions, from fashion and "arts" to mindless fields of business fights and bloody war.""

    There is nothing called as prehistoric "motor", Humans fundamentally selfish and its not passed to them through genes. I will say, the first hunger that a baby feels after birth is the root cause for all his selfishness. The urge to fulfill the basic need is the motor and its in no way related to a prehistoric motor.

    """You say
    We still do not really comprehend how we CAN coexist together in peace. The most important step is to practice collaboration. There is no need to compete if we would be able to openly learn from each other.""

    Even if man openly learns from each other, he would still love to show off what he learnt and expect "claps". coexistence will not solve a problem, it will temporarily hold problems.

    """You say
    Everyone has something unique to offer, but as an individual. One can compete with him/herself perfecting skills and experience. """
    In my opinion, instead of offering something unique, a man can follow the footsteps of his ancient forefathers {Who dint pollute the world for their own greed} . Because When everyone offers something unique, that unique might also include gun inventions, bomb invention, nuclear inventions etc.

    """You say
    It will be no harmony and no sound balance in our society as long as we compete for all crazy reasons we can come up with."""
    Think of a drought and you have only one bread to buy from a shop for your son and ten kids are waiting in queue. What will u do?

    In short competitive advantage stems from our selfishness that came from the first hunger as a baby
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      Mar 20 2014: Hello Prakar, Thank you for noticing my topic.

      I see that your argumant against everything I have said is based on your own observation " the first hunger that a baby feels after birth is the root cause for all his selfishness." This cannot explain our contemporary psychology..

      A newborn baby has not built our existing society. This takes millenia of history - we must be blind to deny the PROCESS of how our society is forming.

      But you say "no one can prove that Prehistoric Instinct of survival existed. Its a theory "

      Please read this again: that primordial prehistoric "motor" in our character that still drives our society of non-stop-competitions.



      You say: There is nothing called as prehistoric "motor".
      These prehistoric competitions for vital sources and space and I trust our prehistoric psyche runs on a survival "motor".

      You argue " Humans fundamentally selfish and its not passed to them through genes." I'm not talking about any "genes".

      The last of your two comments on UNIQUENESS. Uniqueness is the law of nature who grants every individual living form its special abilities, strength or weakness, telant and intuition. I said -It will be no harmony and no sound balance in our society unless everyone keeps challenging himself to do his Unique best.

      Your argument : "When everyone offers something unique, that unique might also include gun inventions, bomb invention, nuclear inventions etc."

      You keep forgetting that those "gun inventions" etc are made-up to win bloody competitions.

      You suggest: "instead of offering something unique, a man can follow the footsteps of his ancient forefathers"

      Your arguments are clearly controversial

      I do not think that your theory
      "In short competitive advantage stems from our selfishness that came from the first hunger as a baby"

      is in any way convincing - it is an incomplete observation, isolated from history.
      • Mar 21 2014: Vera Nova,
        Kindly try to answer this questio of mines also:
        """You say
        It will be no harmony and no sound balance in our society as long as we compete for all crazy reasons we can come up with."""
        Think of a drought and you have only one bread to buy from a shop for your son and ten kids are waiting in queue. What will u do?

        ""You say: Uniqueness is the law of nature ""
        The law of nature does not pass anything to humans as humans are also Nature and not seperate from nature. All problems arises only when man including myself fails to realise that we are nature. We see as if nature is seperate from us. Some freethinkers even go to the extent of saying "Nature is god" and they forget that they are nature.

        ""You say:""
        You say: There is nothing called as prehistoric "motor".
        These prehistoric competitions for vital sources and space and I trust our prehistoric psyche runs on a survival "motor".""

        I believe that competitions for vital sources and space exist because of necessity. When a man has no necessity, he will not run for it. A motor as you say , If existed, makes man a machine who runs only on a motor and does not have a self will.

        Yes, In my view a man can follow his ancient forefathers footsteps, which will reduce his dependency on machines which leads to massive environmental pollution.

        I agree, As you have told , These are my observations and it can be an incomplete observation too as you say.
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          Mar 21 2014: Very much like your thought so far "We see as if nature is seperate from us. Some freethinkers even go to the extent of saying "Nature is god" and they forget that they are nature."

          (Though those who believe in Creator think they are a fragment of their Creator.)

          I'll get back to you a little later - thank you :)

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