December 9, 2010 11:37am CST
We claim to be civilized. But is it true in the true sense of the word?
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@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
13 Dec 10
It's not really true. Being in a civilized world, does not mean all of us are civilized. Majority of us are not civilized in certain ways, certain actions. That happens to anybody, regardless of rich or poor. It's just that how certain people treat their own family members, their action is simply inhumane and we describe them as someone worse than a beast.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
12 Dec 10
No, I honestly don't think that we really are a civilized group of beings. The reason that I really don't feel like human beings are civilized is because of the fact that if we really were civilized we wouldn't intentionally kill (and even hurt for that matter) other human beings. However, that is something that we do therefore I don't think that you can look at the human race and say that we are civilized.
@hushi22 (4940)
10 Dec 10 is true for some, but not for others who claim the word, but not in action.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
10 Dec 10
It really depends on what you are defining as civilized. If it is an orderly government that is mostly supplying the needs of most of the counties population and maintaining order, then yes. If it is individuals always being civil to everyone, then no.
@jwfarrimond (4474)
9 Dec 10
The true sense of the word is this. It is derived from the latin and means literally, city dweller. It's got a whole lot of moralistic baggage attatched to it now though and is taken to mean many more things than that simple definition.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
9 Dec 10
Hello friend, good answer. I'm not exactly sure what "civilization" means, but i'm pretty sure that we slant the meaning of the word and we fashion it to nowadays life. I think that people, who are civilized would never use the war as a way to reach their goals. It's true that we have problems, a lot of problems, with money, with the people around, who are different than us, with our bosses, with our family sometimes. I'm sure that all of these relations are making us nerve and restless, but we need to learn how to deal with all of that stuff, without hurting and without cruelty. Diplomacy is one good word. May be if we had less problems, we would be able to be diplomatic with the others without bringing pain.
@celticeagle (121039)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Dec 10
In that we live in a society we are civilized. I think sometimes when I see how selfish and molitious people can be when they have to be first in line or when driving and people are passing just to be infront of you I don't think it is very civilized. In the true sense of the word we aren't as civilized as we could be.