world history 101 - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
I wonder what world history would look like if we had all understood our feelings better and could be honest with ourselves. How many world leaders deceived themselves on their true motivations for war? How many said it was for God instead of greed and fear of the unknown? How many addressed their unwarranted feelings of superiority and their anxiety about how their subjects perceived them? Perhaps they had issues from childhood, pent up rage, an "inner child" who never felt loved? Should we feed our inner demons or inner angels? What kind of world do we want to hand down to future generations? A huge part of the solution lies in the understanding of the way we feel, what triggers negative thoughts and how we avoid acting on them. What is the good of understanding the universe if we fail to understand ourselves?
One percent of the world population are psychopaths, unable to feel emotion correctly and are profoundly selfish. World history is a tale of power won through violence, what kind of person would most easily do that? Could it be a psychopath? And once they had dominance what would the rest of the population do? Overthrow them? Sometimes, but then they become trapped by the same system - power kept by fear. But the most popular way to distract the population from rebellion is a "glorious" war. Anything to maintain the power structure is then preferable to peace.
We can't have peace while we keep a power structure designed by a one percent genetic anomaly in our species that induces a kind of cultural sociopathy toward developing nations. Ninety nine percent of people in the world would be peaceful and loving under a system of love and fraternity; they are sweet, kind, they give to charity and search for hope. And the one percent? Treat them well in a loving hospital where they can't do harm. It's time we accepted the instruction not to kill as more than a suggestion, it actually protects our own souls from degradation.
The future is something we can change and it is as simple as choosing a new path outside of the system created by psychopathy. In what system would the ninety nine percent truly thrive? Perhaps one based on Love, generosity, kindness - the things that really make us happy and fulfilled?