why can't the world just get along?
April 23, 2011 12:23am CST
why can't everyone just get along and be happy and then everyone would be better off? Every time you read the news, one country is in way with another, or one doesn't like the way the other is doing this and that, or one is killing the others people, etc, etc. Why does it have to be like this? I understand everyone can't agree all the time, but why can't we all just agree to disagree and stop killing each other and just be friends and accept each other for our difference. On mylot, we all from different countries and we all get along so well and are supportive and it makes mylot fun for us and makes mylot a successful site, so why can't the world just do that? what's your opinion?
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• United States
23 Apr 11
that's a tough question. When you break it down to regular daily interactions, it seems that people can't get along because people always misunderstand one another. Anything that I say will be interpreted by another person in a way much different from my intention. And their response will be interpreted by me in a different way as well. For example, some one today who I just met was talking so much I thought it was arrogant because it seemed he just wanted other people to listen to him about things I already knew. However, I realize that his excessive talking could have been an innocent attempt to have a good conversation and make friends. Culture has a lot to do with it as well. Each culture has certain expectations of people that are usually met within their group, but when they find that people from other groups aren't meeting those expectations, they might not understand and get angry or offended. In small towns it is custom to greet people you don't know, but in cities it's fine not to greet anyone. It's funny how people get angry for people not doing something rather than the other way around. When I moved somewhere really isolated, I was surprised that people thought I was a mean person because I didn't really talk to people I didn't know. In this way, nice people can become hostile. It might start with a nice person being offended that a newcomer didn't say hi, then he or she will get mad and show hatred towards the newcomer. This isn't always the case. But it's just an example of how things might get out of hand for no reason.
• United States
23 Apr 11
Hi misc, I agree with you. I wish the whole world could just get along and be happy with each other. We all want the same basic things..why can't we just love each other and be good to each other?? I'd like to always agree to disagree without being nasty and mean. I think the best we can all do is try to set an example and when someone tries to push our buttons, try to show patience instead. I know...not always easy..but it begins with each of us..good luck to us all :)