dave - my son asked me something connected to this the other day. he asked "why can't the big powers use all their money and power to do something good instad of trying to redefine and then solve everybody else's "probems"? thankyou my son!!! steven
Ah, wish we could outgrow this!Seems tiny powers want to push their weight around too...human condition - till now. tomorrow?Aloha, Friend!Comfort Spiral
Collectively we seem more adolescent than we are individually.Obviously while two heads are better than one, a million or so make us regress.Unless we can collectively grow up and stop acting like teenage bullies, there may not be much hope for us.
I guess, NOT throw your weight around. But for that you wouldn't be super-powerful, you'd be super-wise.
Everyone thinks it's cool to have a rep, especially super-powers.
What else is there to do?Here, Dave is a Tanka answer:Abandon all fears. Cultivate love, care, kindness.Care for the needy.If superpowers were goneWe'd enjoy democracy.
you really cant blame them. they are in the elite league now, obviously they will want to jump up into the next league. ask them what that is and they have no idea either.
AllI should say that I did not hav e anyone - or any coluntry - particularly in mind. I wish we in Britain could outgrow it - how long back are those days of empire, yet some attitiudes have n ot changed.Also, sxtevenm's point is a good one - it depends - to som e extent - perhaps, why you are throwing your weight around. But the main point was that the circumstance causes the condition. Global power corrupts globally, I guess. And yes, Barry, collectivity may have something to do with it.Super-wise - ah, now there's a concept to juggle with!Agreed Ronda.Than ks for the tanka - I had been thinking of including one occasionally to give a bit of v ariety. Good one.Yup, the big b oys don't really want to play with the babies.
how else do you prove you are still king of the hill? as it slow;y deteriorates beneath you.
The third line here says it all. To be a superpower is to be a mindless bully who cannot think, who cannot imagine any other way except through brute force. Thanks, Dave.
In the school days there were bullies and there were thinkers. As adults it is the same.
We could . . . - all sit in mud, -have farm-era size families- -and keep thanking God . . .
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i seriously think at times, superpower must be helpless. there is nothing on this earth he cannot do; there is no term "trying" in his terminology and there is no result in his history!
AllBrian, welcome (I think I neglected to welcome you before)Good points from Brian, Elisabeth and TechnoBabe.And a warm welcome to Mr. Philoctetes Digressius. I am not sure that I have fully understood all that - except the last line, of course.And welcome too to sp.ajay. Thanks for a very thought-provoking comment.
Dave--Ha! I somehow sense you're speaking about us in the US?!
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