In theory, human society cannot be peaceful.
The reason for which resides in our society itself. It is a serious issue, primarily I think, it is dependent on the constitution of human society. Not much could I see written or discussed, in the vast collection of books or other articles I went through.
Life is like a keleidoscope, in which events appear in no particular order. Those among us who have their priorities set, perhaps by a strong bond with something else, tend to be capable of making sense out of such images. Where, the bond could be with another one, or a few others, or something else real or imaginary.
This is nothing special. One tends to overlook a few images, and having forgotten about what one did, registers a feeling that the images follow a pattern, one fully in tune with one’s priorities.
If so, can there be something like independent thinking? Is such a thing possible?
Well, if there is such a thing, it should have to be a style of thinking, where one is thinking effectively against one’s priorities itself. Because, as we saw above, one happens to form priorities by becoming effectively blind to certain images. If one has to have such images made visible, one needs to become effectively blind to one’s priority, that is, suppress all that one believes in, at for that specific duration.
How is this possible, if at all?
Another thought comes to me. All beings negotiate, whether in the distribution of spoils, or in claiming ownership of possessions, and certain kind of understanding exist between members of any species. Wherever negotiation fail, it immediately comes to our notice by its severely militant ambiance.
We humans being altruistic animals, our transactions in the philosophical sphere should be the prominent one. As I have shown above, one’s transactions being always under the influence of one’s priority, reaching a settlement satisfactory to both the sides is an impossibility. But we continue to hold ourselves as capable of free, independent choices, forcing all those who take part in such transaction to feel like participants of an unrequited exchange. Which gives rise to certain pent up feelings, feelings that are waiting for a suitable spark to ignite.
No wonder, human societies everywhere are in a state of boil. Naturally, with it churns the local non-uniformities present in the society. The eruption of which continue to occur, each and every society showing its signature color. A myriad of curious people of each society continue to get enamored by the neighbor’s signature, one being used to one’s own. That shows the neighbor’s as a society on boil, prompting one to ignore the wailing of one’s own.
Shouldn’t we question, why should we continue with the present nature of our society. Why shouldn’t we think of alternatives? Especially when it is clear that many, rather all the failure stories of humans pertain to natural calamities or instances of intolerance. It should also be clear as daylight, in any such disaster, the loss would have been much less and easily containable, had not the victims been living as a settlement, well connected to each other and with close interactions.
Time to think