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Post time 2014-8-9 22:35:36 |Display all floors
RonJaDa Post time: 2014-8-9 22:21
WAR is the symptom not the disease

the disease is intolerance and greed

Because people have been taught that human nature is evil and cannot be trusted, when actually the inner self is the only reliable source of authority that we have.

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Post time 2014-8-9 23:40:52 |Display all floors
nihao567 Post time: 2014-8-9 22:35
Because people have been taught that human nature is evil and cannot be trusted, when actually the ...

Yes that is true.   

We did exercises in our Project Management course and team building classes that demonstrated the problem.  The exercises illustrated two things; Fully cooperating teams collectively accomplish more then the groups that do not function as a team; the second was that when one member of the team pretends he is a team player but puts their interest ahead of the team they will be rewarded for it at the expense of the total team award.   The exercise was done with a series of simple yes no votes. If each person voted with the team decision on every vote every one would have received five dollars totalling 25  dollars earned by the team.  The votes that were cast only earned a total of 16 dollars, however one person managed to get seven dollars by voting against the team twice. The one that voted with the team decision on every vote only got three dollars.

There were other exercises that showed people would blindly build according to a design they knew was flawed.  In this exercise the teams was split in half, five people on each half.  One half was told to go to another room.  They were to design a plan for a bridge,  they were to give their design to the other half of the team.  The second half were to build a bridge using lego pieces that would support a five pound bridge.
   
Review after the exercise
1) Some of the build teams stated the design would not work but built it anyway knowing it would fail
2) The design team did not consult the build team at all during the design
3) The build team did not consult the design team during the build
4)  Comments had been made by some of the members of both teams that maybe the other team might have experience or ideas, but no one on either teams half engaged the other half of the team even though they would succeed or fail as a team.
5) Members of both teams made insulting comments about the other half of the team or their lack of skill but did not offer help or consultation.

We were asked were there real life examples of this one team failure in our day to day lives.  Everyone answered yes.

All of these exercises illustrated that cooperation and mutual respect is the answer.  How do we get there.
Attitude : Life is 10 percent what happens to you,  and 90 percent how you react to it.

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Post time 2014-8-10 00:05:22 |Display all floors
RonJaDa Post time: 2014-8-9 22:21
WAR is the symptom not the disease

the disease is intolerance and greed

I agree with you, Ron.

Too many people simply submit themselves to those greedy leaders and echo their slogans and propaganda.

Too few people have the guts and the will to use their own brain.

It is so easy just to follow someone else instead of thinking.

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Post time 2014-8-10 01:00:34 |Display all floors
Talking about PEACE in this forum seems to be a "provocation" to some.

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Post time 2014-8-10 01:43:07 |Display all floors
shameless Post time: 2014-8-9 05:05
Well said my friend.
Step ONE: Keep the WEST out of Asia...
Keep the West OUT of BOTH Korea's /  ...

""Step ONE: Keep the WEST out of Asia...
Keep the West OUT of BOTH Korea's / Japan / Burma / Vietnam  / Philippines and  Diego Garcia""

Concrete suggestion for fostering real peace in the world is ignored by the OP.
Just lots or airy talk about 'peace'. What could be the real agenda...


If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2014-8-10 01:46:10 |Display all floors
This post was edited by robert237 at 2014-8-9 09:46
nihao567 Post time: 2014-8-9 06:35
Because people have been taught that human nature is evil and cannot be trusted, when actually the ...

  This short reply sums it all up.
Another case of big business religion making sure peace is not possible.
Peace is not profitable for big business religion.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2014-8-10 12:23:43 |Display all floors
That would be nice, a world without conflict

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