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Tell us the way you see the world?

Asked by Your_Majesty (8215points) June 27th, 2010

“A place where all creature use each other in order to survive and we are animals that live in animalistic world but just in different atmosphere”.

That’s the way I see the world. How about yours?

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MissA's avatar

Rose colored glasses. Definitely rose colored. And, real glass.

Your_Majesty's avatar

@MissA Some kind of fantasy? If you don’t mind I would like the way you see the world and life forms in it. The way you see the correlation about this world the creatures that inhabit it.

kenmc's avatar

With either affinity or hatred. There is no in between.

Pandora's avatar

Really does depend on the day and the mood I’m in. My stomach has been sick all day today. So I haven’t even noticed the world today.
Somedays, its a miraculous wonderous planet with interesting people all around me.
Somedays, its dark and gloomy, filled with man made ailments.
Somedays it is a joyous world and others a dreadful world.
But most days I see it as a world filled with wonderous possibilities if we paused for a while before we charge into tomorrow.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

The natural world is a place of wonders.
Most human beings continue to work hard to fail to live up to their potential.
If not for the small number of wonderful exceptions, I would give up on people entirely.

Draconess25's avatar

I see the world as being better off without humanity. I picture it wild & free, no buildings, highways, or powerlines. All the animals are living their life with no interference; loving, hating, killing, breeding….The way things are supposed to be.

Your_Majesty's avatar

@Draconess25 I see. We clearly have something in common.

SmashTheState's avatar

There is no hope for me;

no gleam of light
To my black path will any comfort lend

-Yet will I meet with smiling face, upright
The End.

(Alistair Crowley)

Your_Majesty's avatar

@SmashTheState Do you mind to translate it? I guess It’s quite metaphor and may lead to different perception.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Every organism, from the lowest to the most advanced, is engaged in the pursuit of means by which they can avoid pain, which is the natural response to security threats. As an organism becomes better adapted to do this, it becomes increasingly petty, feeling great anguish in response to a trivial event. We all seek to avoid pain, but it is pain that drives us forward – so all organisms are caught in the vicious cycle of life, but long to escape that which has brought us to where we are.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living. – Betrand Russell.

YARNLADY's avatar

I wake up every morning and ask myself “How will I make this day the best day ever?”. I have made a pledge to myself to be happy every single day for the rest of my life. What else is there?

ipso's avatar

As the best time in the vast history of the world to be alive and cognizant. Individuals have never – ever – been so empowered in means of expression and wealth and leisure.

The world population may have to be divided by 3 to achieve anything even remotely resembling sustainability, for the long run, but that’s OK.

“No, listen, what happened was this: they lied to you, sold you ideas of good & evil, gave you distrust of your body & shame for your prophethood of chaos, invented words of disgust for your molecular love, mesmerized you with inattention, bored you with civilization & all its usurious emotions.”

”There is no becoming, no revolution, no struggle, no path; already you’re the monarch of your own skin—your inviolable freedom waits to be completed only by the love of other monarchs: a politics of dream, urgent as the blueness of sky.” – T.A.Z.

Vincent_Lloyd's avatar

I think or look at the world as a game. You either play it right or you won’t win. But the catch is, is that you only get one life so use it wisely and don’t get killed. But I also look at the world as a good place for all of the love and wonder that it has in store for future generation. But it’s also a bad place filled with crime, unexpected kill, men cheating on their woman…Stuff like that also makes the world a horrible place to live in. So look at it carefully and choose who’s side you’re on.

augustlan's avatar

An excerpt from one of my blog posts sums it up pretty well for me.

So, my theory is this: We all have to pay sometime. I paid big time, early and often. You may have paid a little or a lot. Maybe it caught up with you later, or maybe you’re paying through the nose right now, as you read this. If that’s the case, you have my full sympathies. It just seems to me that everyone must have his or her share of tragedy. It’s like the price of admission to this fantastic and awful adventure that we call living.

In any event, I believe the price has been worth it. I’d pay it again, if it got me here. So just know it going in. You’ll have to pay a price, large or small, sooner or later. Buy your ticket with grace and courage & hang on tight. Life is a wonderful, if bumpy, ride.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

@Augustlan’s blog is a treat to read. Check her profile for a link to it.

DominicX's avatar

I like @Pandora‘s answer the best and it’s the closest to what I was going to say, if I ever could’ve worded it properly.

Am I the only one who finds it difficult to summarize a view of the world in such a small space? Probably has to do with the fact that the world is full of mystery and unanswered questions that no human will ever find the answer to in “this life”. It’s hard to describe the world when I do not how it came to be or where it is going.

But I guess I do see the world as not wholly positive or negative. It simply is. It is up to each individual person to assign “meaning” to their life. The world is a setting. You are the characters. Play.


Jabe73's avatar

@Doctor_D You sound like you have the materialist view of the world (survival of the fittest). I guess you need to have some hope that there is a higher purpose than just this life. You can only try to be happy and help others when you can. I believe a brilliant afterlife beyond imagination awaits most of us (not what religion teaches) where we will see all our “deceased” relatives/friends again (if I’m wrong on this then I guess there will not be sadness in oblivion neither). I am not living just waiting to die but believing something bigger and better awaits us helps make this horrible world just a little more bearable, I try to do what I enjoy and avoid the depressing news as much as I can, enjoy spending time with my nephew, sister and mother. What else is there?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Sweet holy moly, the world as I see it is a hypocrisy wrapped in hypocrisy, injected with hypocrisy laced with hypocrisy, enveloped in hypocrisy riding on the back of hypocrisy circled by hypocrisy dripping in hypocrisy surrounded by hypocrisy.

YARNLADY's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Please provide a definition of your use of the word hypocrisy. “Imagine how frightful truth unvarnished would be.” [Benjamin F. Martin, “France in 1938”

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

My definition of hypocrisy is anything one does consciously or unconsciously does things that goes smack dead against what they are trying to believe, propagate, or promote. And that happens a lot.

Cruiser's avatar

I see the world itself as abused, vastly under appreciated by a population too busy wanting their consumables with little to no regard for the care the earth requires to stay whole and beautiful.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I see the world as a beautiful place.

Your_Majesty's avatar

@Jabe73 I think we should respect each other perception. Everyone in this world have their own right to make their personal definition of this world.

wundayatta's avatar

Usually I see the world through my eyes. But occasionally I have synesthesia, and I see the world through my nose. Very disconcerting.

free_fallin's avatar

I see it as a big wasteland of opportunities, hatred and hope. Always hope.

mandybookworm's avatar

I see the world as God’s creation. It is full of opportunity and choice. There are many struggles but there is always some good. I also see a room full of doors that I don’t want to close.

lifeflame's avatar

I think my world is a little like Rothko’s paintings.
This morning it’s a cross between this and this.

Incidentally, I don’t “see” my world as much as I “feel” it.
And I think I’m generally quite permeable, inhale, exhale. In my relationships, my concerns, and what I do (teaching, theatre, tai chi, social action)...

MissA's avatar

@Doctor_D As an explanation, seeing the world through “rose-colored glasses” means to see the best side of all things…believing the best thing will happen for all…in the greater picture.

Doesn’t mean that one can maintain that position at all times…but, largely it works for me. However, I can be happily sailing along…then, reality sets in!

YARNLADY's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Your definition would mean that there are only two ways to think about the world around us – the right way and the wrong way. Within each of us there are always mutually exclusive ways to approach our lives.

In my own life, I believe that the stories of God I have heard do not make any sense, yet I also believe that the people who believe them are sincere. I believe that deep down, everyone wants to be honest, kind, and loving, but it is only the negative influences on their lives that cause them to act out. Yet, I also realize that is nonsense – still, I treat them as if it were true.

Hypocrisy? I don’t think so.

Your_Majesty's avatar

@MissA Thank you for your reply. I appreciate your explanation.

tinyfaery's avatar

Nothing around us is real, and nothing we do really matters, so I see no point in thinking about how the world functions. I view existence and consciousness as a fluke, a ridiculous anomaly and though there are many things I like about living, most of the time I just wish for oblivion.

Jabe73's avatar

@Doctor_D What are you talking about? You asked a question, I answered just like everyone else did. How did I disrespect any other persons views? You don’t like the responses than do not ask the questions then.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@YARNLADY ” Your definition would mean that there are only two ways to think about the world around us – the right way and the wrong way” Once one steps outside the realm of the spiritual what is wrong or right depends on the society or any group who has the power to influence or by force direct things their way.

Hypocrisy can lie in things that have no moral right or wrong. A person, or instance, who pride themselves on being Earth friendly (some not me would call them tree huggers) are de facto hypocrites because in order to really live up to their beliefs they would not live in any dwelling that took from the earth, no wood framed house, none with wood trim or wood shingles, no façade of stone that was quarried, etc. Their house would have as much man-made material in it as possible. A virtual fortress of concrete, glass and metal. To live up to their believe they would have to live in the very type of artificial cold buildings they detest, and even then they are impacting nature because even though the material is man-made the base materials still had to be taken from the Earth. The only way they could live up to their believe and employ as little paradoxical hypocrisy is to live as the Native Americans, hardly no technology at all. That might work for one or a small group but once you get a community of 100s or 10s of 1,000s they would harm nature way worse than a society with man-made infrastructure. They have to cook and there will not be enough fire wood just laying about for everyone to cook and keep warm, all the trees will soon be striped in that area. There is no way anyone could be a full lover/protector of nature because it is impossible.

We could move on to freedom of speech or individual rights…..some good hypocrisy there.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Once one steps outside the realm of the spiritual what is wrong or right depends on the society or any group who has the power to influence or by force direct things their way.
That may be the way things seem to be, but the ‘spiritual realm’ has no bearing on ethics any more than other ancient legends such as King Arthur. Ethics is the pursuit of prosperity for all humans, and that is the absolute standard right and wrong are to be measured against – what advantage is brought by an action, and what disadvantages are dealt out? Is the sacrifice worth the gain?

Their house would have as much man-made material in it as possible.
I think you have missed the point of environmentalism. Living in harmony with the environment involves living in a way that will be of the least impact. When a log cabin is abandoned to the wild, it falls apart just like a collection of old trees as if it never held a function for humans. When a concrete fortress is abandoned to the wild, the environment does not return to its natural state for many decades. Since everything comes from the Earth either directly or indirectly, humans should process it as little as they are able to avoid throwing out the balance of nature as much as possible.

YARNLADY's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central I’m sorry that you mistook right and wrong as moral values. Perhaps a better choice would have been black and white. There are so many different, and mutually exclusive points of view within each of us, it is not hypocrisy to choose between them, but merely a little more gray on this side, and a little more white added on the other with variations in the choices over time.

To expect life to be a series of absolutes is not based on reality. Is it wrong to kill another person? – Usually, but not always. Is it possible to be the best you can be every single moment of your life – No, but the more the better.

Your_Majesty's avatar

@Jabe73 Who said I didn’t like your response? And this is the reason why I said you disrespect others perception:

“You sound like you have the materialist view of the world (survival of the fittest). I guess you need to have some hope that there is a higher purpose than just this life. You can only try to be happy and help others when you can.”

I’m mean no offense but I have my own definition for this world,and don’t you think you’re just being nosy?

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I think of the world in very simple terms. Which gets me confused a lot during current event discussions.

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