|Re: What is this world turning into??|
Subject: Re: What is this world turning into??
by Aeternus on 2008/4/24 19:50:51
think about it, the sun, the moon, the water, earth, air they are all the same since begging and will always stay that way.
You are mistaken. Things are always changing, but they change so slowly that most of us don't take notice. For example, stars die and our sun is no exception to this rule. Although the sun will not be dying anytime soon, it will eventually.
Similarly, on earth, things change, too. Do you think the mountains always existed? Do you think the continents looked this way since the beginning of time? They didn't - they slowly formed this way over millions of years.
So, no, they will not always stay this way. They change and are already in the process of change.
Anyway...regarding earth's problems...the world will always have its problems. There has never been a time in the world where everything was peaceful and good. And, from what I can see, I doubt all of us will be able to work together. There are billions of people on this earth - it is very difficult to convince everyone to work towards the same goal and forget about their differences.
Furthermore, I agree with Count_Strangle that a lot of people don't show concern because, as far as they can see, there is nothing to be concerned about. Issues that concern the whole world are not easily understood and solved, and the consequences are not immediate. It's difficult for people to grasp and most have the mentality that they are just one person and therefore cannot make much of a difference.
Also, you have to remember that things such as environmental issues are extremely complex, especially in the political world. If the world is to be cleaned up, it would take a lot of money and effort...but who is to pay all this? Most countries (if not, all) will be unwilling to take on most of the burden while everyone else does only a little and reaps all the benefits. As a result, no one takes on this responsibility because they don't want to be the "losers".