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what has Kropotkin been doing?

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:26 pm

I haven't spent much time here of late and here's why....

I have been doing an very old fashion thing... I have been reading....

I read a thousand page book last week and and began an 800 page
book this morning...I should be done with it by Saturday......

both books, last week book and this week book, is about the creation
of the modern world....next in my list of books is a biography of
Wittgenstein...my exploration of the modern world continues....

as part of my exploration, I have been thinking about the essential
differences between the liberal and the conservative......

the liberal believes that we can change, both ourselves and the world...
the conservative holds that we can never change the world or ourselves....

or to put it another way, the liberal holds a positive view of the world
and the conservative holds a negative view of the world....

and what is the key factor for the liberal? that hope is possible...
that we have hope for the improvement of ourselves and the world

whereas the conservative denies hope... they rail against hope..
for the simply reason, they lack hope for the present and the future...

for many reasons, the two most important emotions/feelings in the universe
is love and hope....we can see why love is important... it is an essential
aspect of human existence... it is a need no different then food or water or
shelter or education..... we must have love or we die... simple as that...

but what about hope? why is it so important?

at my age, I have but one thing to look forward to, and that is retirement...
I must have hope that someday I can retire... but what about those days when
retirement seems like a million years away? I am sad and tired and without hope...
it is hope that allows me to get up and face a job I truly hate... because I can,
one day, retire from that shitty job... without hope I would fall into a true despair....

and that is the point of hope... it gives us the strength to get up and face the world...

the liberal holds out the promise that the world can get better, the hope that the world
will be better tomorrow....

the conservative denies that hope... in fact, you can see this denial here one ILP....

read the post of UR and observ and wendy and the joker and who among them
offer us hope? no, not a one....if you actually could believe their posting,
one would be tempted to kill oneself due to the incredibly negative viewpoints
posted by them....where is the hope? do they offer us any hope for the present or
the future? no.... it is doom and gloom, 24/7 along with a healthy dose of
name calling.. and how positive and hopeful is name calling?

of course they will attack me or as often the case, simply ignore me,
in any case, do they offer us something to look forward to? something
to be hopeful about? no... no, they don't....

that I want to improve the world is hopeful.. because I think the world can be
made better.. and that is an hopeful belief... that somedays our lives will be
better.. all we have to do is fight for that better life... I am willing to fight
for that better life... are you?

have you given up or is the possibility of a better life still within you?
if you still have hope... congratulations...
the negative/conservative viewpoint hasn't beaten hope out of you..........

I hold that the most important view we must have today is hope... hope that
our lives, individually and collectively can be better tomorrow...

if you want to improve your life.. find the hope in your life... what can be made
better in the here and now that will improve your life tomorrow?

what can you look forward to? what can give your life meaning, both today
and tomorrow? find the hope in your existence.....

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Re: what has Kropotkin been doing?

Postby Dan~ » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:46 pm

I have hope.
I hope for improvement.
Better technology. More kind humanity. Refinement of the legal system.
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Re: what has Kropotkin been doing?

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:07 pm

Dan~ wrote:I have hope.
I hope for improvement.
Better technology. More kind humanity. Refinement of the legal system.


K: and those are great hopes... it allows you to get up in the morning and face
the day....because face it, some days are really bad and it takes courage to face
that day.. and hope gives us that courage because it might be better tomorrow....
and the only way we can make it a better day tomorrow is to make it a better day
tomorrow...by our words and our actions....hating on people and insulting them
isn't make the world a better place...and most importantly, that hating on people
and insulting them, takes away hope from people...

you can make the world a better place by simply becoming a better person...
and all it takes is for one person to bring back hope into the world....not by
hating or insults but by offering love and justice and honesty and bring our
humanity to the forefront, not our animal side....

so want to make the world a better place... make dan a better person....
and you can do that...one step at a time...simply resolve to be kinder
and then be kinder... or resolve to seek being human and not being animal...
which is to say, see the world with reason, and not instinct.... for the animal
lives with instinct, the human being lives with reason....be a better dan and the
world becomes a better place..

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Re: what has Kropotkin been doing?

Postby Dan~ » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:59 am

I think the animal and the rational can both be good.
But our world has changed and we don't have it set up like in ancient times.
This means we must adapt to the new way of living.

I'm not jealous, but i wish i could read like you.
Page after page. That takes stamina, mentally.
I can read some though,
i usually keep it short, when i write.
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