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6. Okay. I think it's better to look at difficulties fully in the face. We'd stand a better chance
Fri Jul 12, 2013, 05:43 PM
Jul 2013

of dealing with them with more success. We humans have made great strides in
intelligence -- just look at science and technology. But that growth in intelligence
is not accompanied by a similar growth in wisdom. We are no wiser today than our
ancestors were centuries and millenia ago -- we still don't know how to deal with
our own most basic and primitive drives of aggression and greed, as shown by our
inability to avoid wars and mass killings. Maybe we could start to change by trying
to look at outside events and also within ourselves with as much objectivity as we
are capable of.

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