Barry Abate

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Barry Abate
Posted over 1 year ago
Is it possible for an individual to be without ethnocentrism?
Ethnocentrism ts our point of reference based on our cultural heritage by which we view other cultures. And only through being self aware enough to allow for an understanding of different cultures can we become open to the possibility of global equality, equal rights,and justice for all tribes. Tribalism creates unity within a group, but disunity outside the group without a universal set of principles that reflect the rights of all men to live and thrive in dignity, and prosperity regardless of our differences Barry
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Barry Abate
Posted over 2 years ago
How much wealth is required by a person in his/ her lifetime ?
Of course one must first define wealth. You are speaking of material wealth. No one creates material wealth by themselves. It is always an interactive process of using what we did not create (raw materials) adding to that our life force, and the force of others plus time; none of which are our creation, and presto wealth (If we are favored by many other forces out of our control: war, disease, politics.. etc ) A person only needs what they have come to expect beyond subsistance. If the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of wealth, then I think I can say welcome to the world we live in. Selfish materialism probably brings more suffering to our planet than any other cause. Dividing mankind into the haves andhave nots. If you are in a room with another and you have one loaf of bread and one jar of water is it better to kill the other and live one more day, or share what's there and not live as long? Is one's life what is important? Or what survives between the two? Only together in the spiritual harmony of all things can man be truly wealthy.
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Barry Abate
Posted over 2 years ago
New thinking in our principally new epoch, reaching world peace and harmony
I believe that all interrelationships between us exibit either the spiritual characterisics of love, (that is the mind of God that joins matter and spirit into cohesive harmony), or selfish self interests that blinds us to human equality. We must all stand up for human rights in what ever way we can. Education, culture and art are all good ways to advance understanding, and begin to break down the barriers of separation between all peoples. The continued existence of our species depends on it. Good luck.
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Barry Abate
Posted over 2 years ago
Can we abolish nationalism and live in a globalized society?
It is not geographical borders that are the problem, but the borders within ourselves. Mankind is one family with great ethnic and spiritual diversity, and we should rejoice in this fact. All civilisations must adhere to certain moral principals of cooperation to survive. Those that survive the longest are those that achieve the most wellbeing and security for its citizens. It is the conflicts from within and without that lead to war and national calapse. We are all interdependant on this solitary planet. As the resources of the planet dwindle, and nations confront each other for control, human existance itself will be called into question. .It is not a question of if; but when. Every large problem can be broken down to its component parts and origins. In Israel it's that two peoples claim the same land. Their are only three solutions: share the land, anihilate your opponent or live in conflict. Since the spiritual principle of justice for all men is second to national aspirations there can be no peace. Spiritual aspirations of peace and justice must take precedence over personal and national interests when they conflict, in order for the world's populations to enjoy equality and peace. In fact. to exist as a species, at all. The changes must come from a new sense of spiritual purity that recognises the aspirations of all peoples to a fair share of the planets' recourses whatever your race, religion, or national origin. If anyone can claim to have made the world, take it- it's yours.