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“Seems to me as if many, if not all, religions and philosophies are built around the ultimate goal of everyone accepting them as their guides in life, and that when everyone does, these systems will finally be fulfilled and work as intended.

Meanwhile, as these philosophies are unable to cope with various issues in society and life, the blame for this is put on various groups of people who do not accept these philosophies. In extreme cases those people are then forcefully converted or even removed, killed. But a society, and its people, can never be forcefully, nor fully converted, and there will always be dissidents and opponents, and the more it is forced, the less successful it will be.

The other aspect of this is, that if not aggressively seeking to convert, many philosophies go the other way of idealizing pacifity and acceptance of “fate”, promising rewards after and outside of the world and individual life, thus making both society and its people very vulnerable to exploitation and brutalization. This too is problematic if it is to be used as a system for governing society.

No matter the path chosen, the fundamental goal of these philosophies is very flawed, breaking the whole system, regardless of whether they are implemented with force or not. They are idealistic, but unrealistic and in a larger perspective doomed to fail, this due to a fundamental unwillingness to accept the nature of humanity, and this idealistic view, while understandable, maybe even needed, is also also at the core profoundly problematic because of its willing blindness to its own inevitable ineffectiveness and inability to build the world it seeks to, just because of the fact that as we breed and become many, fewer and fewer will share the same beliefs, and some will always exploit or brutalize others.

This however, does not mean these philosophies lack value, nor that we should give up on them, especially not from an individual perspective, but as political systems, we may ultimately need to look elsewhere, beyond the ultimate goal of a unified system.

Still, sometimes there is no perfect solution and we have to make do with imperfect, less bad ones, while we strive to adapt and manage the issues we face.”