Why is it for society as a whole when it comes to making progress in just about any area...?

: Poverty, Racism, Violence, et cetera, et cetera... that it is like trying to push a big boat with a small motor? (Or maybe just one oar?) I'm no bleeding heart Liberal, I'm just a normal guy wondering why it's so hard for all of us to do the (right) thing... it's something that seems so generally obvious that something should change quickly. Why doesn't change happen faster? Your thoughts please--

Asked By: Heywood J Helpaguy - 2/22/2007
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Just a few thoughts here, based on my humble experience... More
Answered By: Bradley P - 2/22/2007
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I'd say the biggest problem is that every works towards selfish ends - that is they do what is best for them as opposed to whats best for the species as a whole. Why? Because it costs more to your own self to spend time on others, so over years of evolution those who have been selfish in their ends have survived more... More
Answered By: Big Gee - 2/22/2007
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