ANSWERS: 13
  • I believe we all die a little from the destruction of beauty. Beauty's only purpose is to make the toils of life easier to bear.
  • I think that what makes History different than any other subject is that it is every other subject in one. It is the English that constructs the language of our past as well as the Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology that binds us all into a greater, deeper understanding of what "humanity" truly means. People destroying beautiful things or places? How this affects the sense of a higher consciousness, and a general sense of togetherness? I think of where the human psyche goes when one asks, "Where were you when 9/11 happened? When JFK was shot, and Martin Luther King? Have you been to the Holocaust museum? Or even on the tritest level, who was the first person to break your own fragile, naive young heart?" This taps into the collective soul of humanity, I feel. People may or may not willfully destroy beautiful things or places. But the relationship is not causal or calculated. You can't explain why people do such things. You can only hope that what happens is that humanity becomes stronger. It always has. And I believe it always will. And Now, let's end with a Delicious song from Collective Soul, the band. As I love a swift dose of irony, and this song somehow captures this moment.
  • i think these people are what some call black entities.i would hope they would feel some kind of shame and knock it off ,do i make any sense???
  • Collectively, I believe, we become a tad more indifferent and helpless.
  • Life is less beautiful.
  • We become less human.
  • I don't think the whole should suffer just because of a few assholes. I think it would be more like if certain people did destroy beautiful things or places, they would be separated from the collective "soul" I guess, and become more alone and probably miserable.
  • Your question brings to mind "The Island" by renaissance poet and philosopher John Donne... No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind... These words have since been set to music by several composers... While not perfectly analogous, it speaks to the collectivity of human existence and the value of preservation and conservation, as opposed to destruction...
  • we travel a little further along the downhill spiral of spiritual loss and depravation.
  • It certainly feels that something universal would be lost, but I'm not altogether convinced that the consequence(s) of morality is a "zero sum" kinda phenomenon! ;-)
  • i know this isn't new but, its better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, thats hard to remember
  • Humans are blood thirsty and power hungry, our history has drawn our behaviour for what it truly is, even if we don't want to accept this in the present state and dismiss it as error, or learning. I mean does it really take us 2000 years and counting to stop farkin around? Perhaps the fixation of emotions through art and creation only exist in order to support our fury, as hatred, violence and their justifications seem to factor our evolution. Perhaps destruction is our true soul. Wow now I feel all Goth and shitz.
  • I'm not exactly sure what "the collective soul of humanity" means, but I believe that every move I make in some way affects the whole. As I am fond of saying, "when the Chinese coolie stops in the field to scratch his arse, my life is different in some way, even if I don't feel any different." On that premise, when people willfully destroy what is beautiful, I'm gonna suffer and so are you. My philosophy of life is if something is in your path and you can help, help. Destruction of beautiful things destroys us all in some way.

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