Obviously due to the 'fortunate' circumstances of our births.
But why are we allowed to continue living such fortunate lives while there are those suffering? Why are the rich allowed to live in luxury while animals are getting their limbs hacked off for entertainment, and young children slowly starve to death in the streets? Why do the governments of such rich countries selfishly care only for their own country while others struggle to feed their people?
This world is disgusting, as is the nature of humans (nature in general can be harsh and gory but humans are the only ones to cause suffering for reasons such as greed, entertainment, and sadistic pleasure).
So why are we allowed to worry about things like exams, university, jobs, when there are those who know nothing but pain and fear?
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- Thread Starter
- 14-05-2015 01:48
- 14-05-2015 01:51
I think you need some sleep
- Thread Starter
- 14-05-2015 01:59
Sleep is the last thing I can do right now. Guilt's keeping me up, bro.
- 14-05-2015 02:13
We are alive. To question why is an intriguing mystery, but one we can never fully answer so perhaps somewhat irrelevant. The best we can do is accept our existence and hopefully come to the conclusion that our purpose on Earth is to be a decent person who leaves a better world for the next generation.
We are fortunate to live in a wealthy and generous country. The fact we are one is because we made advances before others, such as the industrial revolution, and we exploited our superior technology to get ahead. We did that because it is was in our national interests, which is the goal of every state to pursue. Morality unfortunately didn't play a big part in international relations back in the day, or arguably even today.
Despite all the horrible-ness in the world, I believe that we are getting better. Absolute poverty has is at a low. Life expectancy is up. Education is getting better across the world. War and violent deaths attributed to it are decreasing. The world is become a richer, healthier and safer place. However there are still great injustices happening and we should never stop fighting to make the world a better place.
- 14-05-2015 02:18
Greed, its all about greed
- Welcome Squad
- 14-05-2015 02:34
Because to disallow us to live would mean that the government would have control over who lives and who dies, and as the government is supposedly voted in by a democratic vote in this country, nobody would vote for a government who had the legal right to randomly kill people. Not only would it be a complete violation of human rights, but do you really think people would just sit back and allow this to happen? There would be a mass uprising.
- 14-05-2015 02:39
Biology speaking because its nearly a base instinct to care for our own 'tribe' if you will and if we can afford to help others such as Chad for an example all the better if not then thats unfortunate but blame our brains evolution.
From a personal view i'd say because we got lucky nothing more. We happened to be born into a western country that takes damn good care of its citizens and none of you can say it doesnt even the poorest of us live like kings compared to others proved by you reading this. But should we sacrifice ourselves for those who the dice rolled badly for? No we should try to help sure but not at the cost of changing the balance of our two lives.. also its impossible and a simple fact what happened theres nothing to do im afraid unless everyone the world over agreed to it and even then some people cant be helped again like Chad and countries with nothing to help them theres nothing to do we cant just throw money at them when it wont help but be a stop gap... some countries simply exist in places that are rubbish no minerals, industry etc. sad fact but there we go and theres no point crying over said issue its better to get on with our lives and find another way to help them if you so wish than just hold a rally or some rubbish...