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What's YOUR vision of the world? Why?How do you see this world? Its past? Present and...

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lammygotswag15 | Student, Grade 9

Posted April 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM via web

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What's YOUR vision of the world? Why?

How do you see this world? Its past? Present and future? Is life fair? Why? What's your culture? ***how does your lifestyle influence your vision of the world?***

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM (Answer #3)

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My vision of the world is that we are constantly progressing.  Sure, we keep making mistakes, but we have always done this and in many ways are mistakes are not as bad as they used to be.  We are more humane and less brutal than in the past so I think things are looking up.

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM (Answer #5)

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I like to look at human society as a species in the sense that I am given quite a bit of hope that whatever problems and challenges we face, our genetic drive to survive will prevail, no matter what. 

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catd1115 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:35 PM (Answer #6)

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The world is like a living organism. Constantly changing, facing challenges and adapting over time to survive. It is full of beauty and ugliness and everything in between. I hope that we learn from the past and look forward with hope and ambition for the future. I don't think life is "fair" but that doesn't mean it can't be wonderful. Life is a gift to be opened and enjoyed. My background, culture and especially my current lifestyle influence my entire view of life and the world. I am very lucky but also know hardship. Both these things influence my opinions and views as well as my actions and choices. The world is an opportunity. For what? For whatever you want it to be.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher

Posted April 19, 2012 at 4:11 AM (Answer #7)

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I tend to agree with post 2 by Wordprof. We have made a lot of material progress and are trying to make life comfortable for 'us'. Consideration for others is diminishing and we have forgotten to look at the interest of the human race as a whole. We think in terms of boundaries and territories instead of the world and its inhabitants - the mankind. We want every thing for 'us' and 'us' only.

In this jungle we have started living like packs and prides, grabbing the others' resources for our benefit only. Morality and moral values are gone and I see that we are heading towards a time when the spouses caring for their values, if any are left, will be telling their partners, "If you want to know your children, study wildlife."

We are not learning anything from the rise and fall of civilisations - It was not the lack of resources but the present day attitude towards ethical and moral values that resulted in the fall of the 'great civilizations'.

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alphawolf9 | Student, Grade 10

Posted June 16, 2012 at 5:43 AM (Answer #13)

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i had a similar question, some of the answers are really good :O

cheers!

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wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted April 17, 2012 at 7:46 PM (Answer #2)

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A great question for a 9th grader; a sad question for an old retired professor.  What you are asked to do here is to bring to expression all those vague, foggy, half-formed ideas that you have gathered from your education and from you personal experiences so far.  Is Humanity going somewhere, or just surviving?  Are we on the right track, and what is the right track?  Will we ever get past war as a viable action?  Is anyone monitoring our progress?  Is our reasoning ability getting in the way of our happiness or helping it along.  Are we just self-conscious animals, or do we have a "spirit"?  My vision of the world is that I'm on my way out, and you can have my place.  Good luck with that. 

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lammygotswag15 | Student, Grade 9

Posted April 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM (Answer #4)

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My vision of the world is that we are constantly progressing.  Sure, we keep making mistakes, but we have always done this and in many ways are mistakes are not as bad as they used to be.  We are more humane and less brutal than in the past so I think things are looking up.

Thank yOu nice opinion thanks for sharing(:

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drahmad1989 | Student, Undergraduate

Posted April 30, 2012 at 9:05 AM (Answer #8)

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if u feel then life is tragic and if u think then life is good and comic towards you.

its is a journey from Nudity to be civilized and getting clothes(Funeral clothe).

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becca1457 | Student, Grade 10

Posted June 5, 2012 at 4:32 PM (Answer #9)

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I see the universe as one word "unique" , but then again as bad as society is right now life wasn't exactly like this or was planned to be like this ten years ago.

Life is always good or bad to you, depends how you are living it.

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etotheeyepi | Student, Undergraduate

Posted June 7, 2012 at 4:01 AM (Answer #11)

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According to Ravi, my mother's boyfriend, life has something in common with a poker hand.  Even four of hearts, five of diamonds, six of clubs, seven of spades, and nine of hearts can win the pot.  

In our world of information overkill, life has something in common with the Daily Racing Form, which spouts endless lists of numbers.  Even if one can read the code (for example an asterisk means a horse is a mudder and it runs well on a wet track), the numbers make little sense.

Life has little in common with a good cigar, again according to Ravi. A cigar happens slowly, one smoke ring at a time. Life goes by too fast.  

I often see the world from second base where I can see that life is not fair.  For example, left handed batters take one less step to get to first base.

Some say that globalization makes the world smaller. I ride to school every day with my mother.  She works at the school.  In twelve years, the the ride has not changed.  It takes about a half an hour, one way.

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price11 | Student, Grade 9

Posted June 15, 2012 at 8:32 AM (Answer #12)

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What's YOUR vision of the world? Why?

How do you see this world? Its past? Present and future? Is life fair? Why? What's your culture? ***how does your lifestyle influence your vision of the world?***

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