Richie Ramos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 20 Apr 2000 22:42:56 +0800
>Why restrict that reasoning to just wars, though? Just because people die?
>What about fights? What about corporate takeovers or competing for a job?
>What about sports? If someone wins that means someone else loses. And they
>feel bad/get depressed/hate themselves/hate you/give up/etc. Is all
>competition/fighting useless? Not really. We are not wired to instinctively
>cooperate and put aside ego and selfishness for the greater good or even the
>benefit of our immediate neighbors. People we care about, sure. But the
>can fend for themselves. That is a competitive mentality. The strong
>survive. The whole becomes stronger for it. If, by some miracle, the
>socialistic super-cooperative mentality could win over then you'd have a
>new style of human that avoids fights and loves helping others. Don't hold
Unfortunately, that is the truth of such behvior patterns...by nature we
need to have competition. the supercollective style mentality is a nice
and great idea, but that assumes that everyone thinks that their own
genetic heritage is not important, only the survival of the species....and
since human beings are hard-wired to ensure the survival of their own
genetic strains, then it is impossible to technically have a
supercollective. Competition is the way to go.
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