Quora – Is human well-being just a matter of getting everyone to share one ideology?

We view our own and only our own political ideologies as the best for human happiness, but isn’t the case with each ideology that if we all shared it, we’d all be happy? Is human well-being just a matter of getting everyone to share one ideology?

[23/1/20]

No – not the case at all.

The very idea of political ideology is an oversimplification of the complexity that it is to be a human being. We are all so much more complex than we can comprehend.

It seems to me that the highest expression of being human is accepting diversity, and living cooperatively in the full knowledge of that difference.

If one looks at us as biological systems, we are all far more alike than we are different, for all our many differences.

The thing we most need to share is a respect; for life, for liberty, for diversity, for the systems that support us all.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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1 Response to Quora – Is human well-being just a matter of getting everyone to share one ideology?

  1. protocitizen says:

    Well Explained.

    Humanity is complex, but we can look at beliefs as a compilation of experience and understanding, not every human experiences the same and has the same ability to understand. To generalize ideologies of people as the only gateway to happiness and understanding is to generalize Humanity as a selfish collective which is known to be not true.

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