Question of the Day – No. 157 In your opinion, what is the biggest problem humanity faces right now? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditGooglePinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 81 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 157” Add yours I think that ignorance and ego are the biggest problems humanity faces. We’re ignorant one with each other and with this planet as well. And we want to be always right which can create so much negativity around us… LikeLiked by 5 people Reply I’m not so sure it’s so much ignorance and ego as it is greed and ego. Those who really take advantage of others are fulfilling their greed and ego by taking and getting away with it. Those who are ignorant can eventually learn and change for the better. Those who are greedy tend not to want to change. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Sure, and the huge ego creates the huge entitlement. That entitlement makes us ignore other aspects so that greed can manifest. I think that all of them are interconnected. LikeLike Ego is the most ancient part of us. Ignorance… people as a rule are smart in some or other way. What is problem, don’t let our passions to spoil The World. We need to have collective brain collective understanding. For example: I played eco-fininancial game. There were about six fishing companies of students and one water area. We could talk to each other, make agreements and so on. After dozen virtual years there was no one fish left. Teacher said this game ends always the same way. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Climate change and environmental degradation. I think we tend to forget that nothing we do exists out of the environment. These issues affect all of us – wilder weather is costly, deteriorating food stocks is going to mean hungry people. Drought and rising oceans will displace people. Desperation leads to higher migration and more radicalism while the isolationism to try to prevent all that contributes to conflict. We have the ability and capacity to solve a *lot* of problems given a healthy environment to do it in. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I agree with you. We’re so ignorant in this area. We probably need more pain caused by these climate and environment changes so we can redirect our forces to making this better. LikeLike Reply What has always been. Those who don’t care about anything. Taking advantage of select groups for political gain, etc etc. Too much to list. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Unfortunately, the list is indeed too big. LikeLike Reply People not being kind to each other. A simple thing people find very hard to do. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Most people are selfish and ignorant and because of this, they don’t think about others… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hate, ego, and sense of entitlement LikeLiked by 7 people Reply And these things are interconnected. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yep LikeLiked by 1 person Truly listening, without thinking about what “slam” you’re going to say next. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Yes, exactly! I’ll write something about this 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Humanity… 🙂 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Some parts of it 🙂 LikeLike Reply More than just some, I’m afraid… but then that is just the views of an ole hippie… 🙂 “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Mother Teresa LikeLiked by 1 person I tend to think that there is some good in humans, but maybe I’m just an idealist. LikeLike I agree there are some good in humans, more in some than others,,, but most, of not all, of human race’s ( and to some degree other creatures) issues and problems are caused by humanity, or the lack of it… 🙂 I suspect that in history’s past, some of my activities may have contributed to those issues in some small manner perhaps… I cannot speak for the rest of humanity, but here on the path I am presently taking steps to rectify that in hopes that history doesn’t repeat itself.. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Do you have some examples of how some of your past activities may have contributed to those issues? LikeLike Carbon emissions, wasting energy, food waste, contributing to conflict (USMC Vietnam 1965-1966), etc, etc… not much different than anyone else on the planet earth… 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person People not thinking for themselves. So many people seem to blindly believe what they are told, without even questioning why they believe it. It makes them easy to manipulate and creates mob mentality. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Well, thinking is hard 🙂 LikeLike Reply Selfishness. Humanity’s biggest problem is the humans. They are selfish. Oh you have nice land, or oh you have oil, so they start wars to take what I want!. Cut down all the trees in the rainforest. We got to get paid! Who cares if they are gone. Not like it’s going to affect me where I live. Selfish. Oh, I see you are hungry or hurting, but I will turn a blind eye to your pain because it makes ME feel bad. Selfish. Wars, destruction of the planet, lack of concern for your fellow man all ties back to selfish ass humans. God isn’t messing with us. It’s not Buddha or Muhammad. It’s people that are walking the plant right now that think if I give you a little (kindness, love, respect, money, food, or anything) then I will have less but the truth is you wind up with more but the selfish people will never know that. If you want to fix the world fix the people.. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Have you ever lived in a house with a lot of people? Let’s pretend it’s your job to clean up after five or six others. The other people in the house don’t cook or clean and after awhile even your best housekeeping skills won’t be able to keep up with the mess. The world is the exact same way. When the majority do whatever they want then it makes it impossible for the rest of us to keep things running right. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Wow, you seem to be angry at the people yo 😉 I sort of agree wit you though 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Not all people. I am angry at selfish, self serving people. I adore those who deserve adoration, but no one will mourn the death of an asshole. LikeLiked by 3 people absolutely! LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, well when 6 do the mess and only one cleans up, that one is overwhelmed. If all 6 clean the mess they did, it’s easier and it will get clean faster. LikeLiked by 1 person The problem is that the people that need to be fixed think it’s nothing wrong with them. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I didn’t say it would be an easy fix. I simply said if you want the world to change then people have to. LikeLiked by 1 person I totally agree with you. LikeLike Greed? The stupidity that freakin’ money is the best thing in the world (while cats are clearly the best) But seriously when are those rich, corrupt morons that rule the world going to realize they cannot eat money? Let’s shoot them to Mars with their bank accounts and nothing else LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Fortunately, Elon Musk is creating the way to shoot them to Mars 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The hate and fear of others who are different. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply And the incapacity of understanding that people are different and that’s ok. LikeLike Reply I believe inhumanity is humanity’s biggest problem. This world will be a better place if every one and each one of us is humane. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yeah, totally agree with you. We live in times when dehumanization is normal, everything goes fast, we are supposed to adapt immediately, figures count more than the person. I’ve been talking about this in my job lately, the administrations ask people to use more and more online services and they see less real people. But the users seek for humans, they want someone to relate to, they Don’t want to “interact” with a cold and feelingless machine. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yeah… and it doesn’t require that much to do the switch. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I agree humanity is a big reason. I see life in everything and I believe that if humanity and kindness was something everyone chose to exhibit everyday, mothers wont have to bury babies where I am from. And Love would be something that held our communities together. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Community = Common Unity LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Privacy. Turn off the camera people and do nice things because you are lead to do so, not to gain likes. Stop filming fights, funerals, church services, murders. The camera and the speed of information is humanity’s biggest problem. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I see your point. We want attention so we do whatever it takes to get it. LikeLike Reply I would say modern Economy is our biggest problem. Since money became the world’s ruler, things went really complicated. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I think that money itself are not a problem. How people think about it it’s the problem and what they’re willing to do to get it (except for working hard, of course). LikeLike Reply Yes,I agree with you, the pro Ken is not money but how you relate to it. I’m referring to the way relationships are handled, the new management styles, the consumerism, the continuously growing competitivity, the pressure to be productive fast, all the side parts if you see what I mean. LikeLike Yes, I got your point. LikeLike pointless overthinking LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I guess it depends of the overthinking topic 🙂 LikeLike Reply Just started to read your blog–I enjoy it and it does make me think. Didn’t mean to be too snarky. Keep up the good work! LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you! LikeLike Indifference to the future and fellow man. Ignorance, lack of education or unwillingness to learn and grow. Situational ethics. I could go on but I got to get back to work. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply In one word: mentality. LikeLike Reply Government. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh yea. My country has a f*cked up government. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Lack of respect for human life. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply And for all the related aspects. LikeLike Reply My answer is going to repeat what everyone else is saying but . . . ..lack of empathy. There is a severe lack of empathy. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, it is. Empathy could open so many doors… LikeLike Reply Lack of awareness LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Sleepwalking through life… LikeLike Reply Yup LikeLiked by 1 person Insensitivity. Pure insensitivity towards everything. The planet, nature, wildlife and people. Each of us is guilty of this vileness. The sooner we realize this mistake and come out of our cozy bubbles, the better the chance of living a fulfilled life. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply If only we could realize that… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Humans worshiping other humans. For instance, public figures, who rarely show who they truly are (which i am not against). But for a lot of people, it creates feelings of inadequacy. And then there are people who blindly follow their idols, put them up on a pedestal, consider what they do to be always right and end up being manipulated. Humans weren’t meant to be worshiped. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Humans are the ultimate adapting machine so we’re created to learn and adapt. We can observe and learn from other people, but yes, they are not meant to be worshiped. LikeLike Reply A desperate lack of empathy that acts. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That is indeed a big problem. LikeLike Reply There’s no ‘one’ issue. There are lots. The list is endless! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It is, but have you identified the biggest one? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The main problem – negotiation between big masses, (and small ones). Inability to make agreement and to find consensus. So minority will always have a profit from it. People are like porcupines. The closer they are, the more hurt each other. Paradox: one man is a clever as a rule, many people – a flock. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply In thia case, maybe there is something wrong with human interactions. LikeLike Reply Environmental issues could be the biggest issue. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Which we, as humans, created it. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply And now we are facing the consequences. LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, we are. LikeLiked by 1 person Pingback: Introverted Ramblings: When Keeping it Real Goes Left | The Introverted Christian I would say polarisation. The world seems to be becoming more divided into discrete and mutually exclusive categories that never interact except in hatred and violence. The left treats the right as though they are all heartless monsters; the right treats the left as if they are all dangerous idiots. It’s only by talking to one another, trying to understand the other’s point of view, and realising our commonalities instead of our differences that we can move forward to create something positive. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I have never thought about this, but you’re right. It seems that we fail to use empathy to understand other points of view without getting offended and because of this, we tend to avoid those people and each interaction tends to be negative. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Pingback: The Problem With the World Today – Aspie Daddy Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.