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Would You Need To Protect What Is Yours?

pozessed
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3/15/2013 12:06:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
If everyone in the world could always obtain everything they may or may not want, without needing to ever take anything from anyone in an unwilling manner, would you have any reason to feel the need to protect your belongings or any other persons?
ConservativeAmerican
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3/15/2013 12:07:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/15/2013 12:06:08 PM, pozessed wrote:
If everyone in the world could always obtain everything they may or may not want, without needing to ever take anything from anyone in an unwilling manner, would you have any reason to feel the need to protect your belongings or any other persons?

I think the motivation to steal would be gone if you could get anything you wanted anytime you wanted it. So no.
suttichart.denpruektham
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3/15/2013 1:07:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
May be, may be not. The fact that I can take anything from any one, don't necessarily mean I am willing to give my things to any one.
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3/15/2013 2:39:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/15/2013 12:06:08 PM, pozessed wrote:
If everyone in the world could always obtain everything they may or may not want, without needing to ever take anything from anyone in an unwilling manner, would you have any reason to feel the need to protect your belongings or any other persons?

Possessiveness stems largely from insecurity, ergo you can diminish it to the extent that you can diminish insecurity and conditions making for insecurity, such as the inequitable distribution of economic wealth.
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3/16/2013 1:22:38 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/15/2013 12:06:08 PM, pozessed wrote:
If everyone in the world could always obtain everything they may or may not want, without needing to ever take anything from anyone in an unwilling manner, would you have any reason to feel the need to protect your belongings or any other persons?

Free energy would essentially make theft of property unnecessary. We're probably really close to figuring this out as well, but we're at a really weird point in human history and getting over the hump is damn near impossible. If we do it, though, it should be smooth sailing from there.

Of course, property isn't the only thing which causes conflict. There's coveting people with whom you want to, but for whatever reason can't, be with. There's having more than one God worshiped by various people...

I'm not a theist, but there are a lot of parts of The Bible that could make for a much more harmonious society if they were observed.

Just sayin'...
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3/16/2013 4:10:05 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/16/2013 1:22:38 AM, malcolmxy wrote:
At 3/15/2013 12:06:08 PM, pozessed wrote:
If everyone in the world could always obtain everything they may or may not want, without needing to ever take anything from anyone in an unwilling manner, would you have any reason to feel the need to protect your belongings or any other persons?

Free energy would essentially make theft of property unnecessary. We're probably really close to figuring this out as well, but we're at a really weird point in human history and getting over the hump is damn near impossible. If we do it, though, it should be smooth sailing from there.

Of course, property isn't the only thing which causes conflict. There's coveting people with whom you want to, but for whatever reason can't, be with. There's having more than one God worshiped by various people...

I'm not a theist, but there are a lot of parts of The Bible that could make for a much more harmonious society if they were observed.

Just sayin'...

Can I have my brain ? That's pretty much my thoughts as well.
malcolmxy
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3/16/2013 6:49:28 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/16/2013 4:10:05 AM, pozessed wrote:
At 3/16/2013 1:22:38 AM, malcolmxy wrote:
At 3/15/2013 12:06:08 PM, pozessed wrote:
If everyone in the world could always obtain everything they may or may not want, without needing to ever take anything from anyone in an unwilling manner, would you have any reason to feel the need to protect your belongings or any other persons?

Free energy would essentially make theft of property unnecessary. We're probably really close to figuring this out as well, but we're at a really weird point in human history and getting over the hump is damn near impossible. If we do it, though, it should be smooth sailing from there.

Of course, property isn't the only thing which causes conflict. There's coveting people with whom you want to, but for whatever reason can't, be with. There's having more than one God worshiped by various people...

I'm not a theist, but there are a lot of parts of The Bible that could make for a much more harmonious society if they were observed.

Just sayin'...

Can I have my brain ? That's pretty much my thoughts as well.

Yeah...no problem. I'm not doing anything useful with it. Ready? Catch!
War is over, if you want it.

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