Where is your battlefield?

@Daisy_22 (1230)
Philippines
August 18, 2012 5:15am CST
According to Karl Marx in sociology Life is a survival among the fittest. As quoted 'Life is a battlefield" How true is that in your life?Moreover man is a fighting animal...But one sociologist argued and made his points, He stands that the greatest battlefield is not everywhere or any places of battle but it is with in your own hearts..How true is this?
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
19 Sep 12
With the struggles of life it shows more and more that it really can be survival of the fittest. But this isnt in the ways that one might think. At least in my opinion. It might seem as thought the fittest ones are the ones with the most money and success. To me this is not the case. I think that it depends on how you look at life and how resiliant you are to what life hands to you.
• Indonesia
2 Sep 12
Life is a battlefield. Where I will learn a lot about life. Distinguishing good and bad. As a Muslim, My job is worship to Allah (lord of all creatures). And also doing good for humans and other creatures. Nice to meet you, friend.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
19 Aug 12
That is true, at least for me. I believe more on the one that said that the battle is always within our selves (without discounting the fact of course that life is a battle too - as there are many competition.. and yes we are driven by our animal instinct to compete, to be at the top... to be somebody... to win... to be at the top of the food chain.) But all these are minimal compared to the battle within ourselves that we have to win over. If we become disheartened... we usually let ourselves down.. we do not continue.. we destroy ourselves even before someone else does. If we however think that we can and is victorious.. we will be the best we can be.. we will give all our might and become a winner, thus the battle within us is won. This battle is also applicable to our values, our wants, our beliefs... if we are easily swayed and if we are not firm with our beliefs then we are sure to have lost this battle against our own will...
• Australia
19 Aug 12
He was wrong. Life is the survival of the richest. Lash
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
19 Aug 12
I agree with this. It is all about survival of the fittest. Life can present us with many hardships. And the people that work hard to make it are in the survival realm. The challenges come in many places and they can get tougher depending on how you face them. I think that the survival is in your heart and desire to make your life what you want it to be and what you aspire to achieve.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
18 Aug 12
I hate fights, so if I must fight I pick my battles. I don't see any point if people do certain things to get upset... I tend to chose to fight for someone rather than against or about someone - though sometimes fighting for someone means fighting with them.
@toniganzon (53569)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
It is because we make our own choices and sometimes we don't let logic rule but we let our hearts rule. That's the struggle that we have to go through. When we make wrong choices.
@bLadeee (403)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
I remember my favorite anime Gintama where some episode (not sure but I think most episode) talked about the battlefield and wanted to share it. First this anime is not all about action, this show also gives lessons, like the battlefield I'm talking about is not the actual battlefield like what you said, not anywhere, or in everywhere but the place where a person fight for protecting his self. Some may say that the quote you posted is referring for mankind's fighting like an animal or battle for your heart or something but for me, the real battlefield in life is our soul, we fight everyday to protect it while not letting others ruin it.
@Juliyan23 (600)
• Indonesia
18 Aug 12
Yes - we who choose what we will be . It is a deeper fighting - an essential one. Eventhough the people sorround us play a part on our choice - but the end is only ourself who could choose what we really wanna choose or what they wanna us to be
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
18 Aug 12
When I first saw the question /the title of the topic of the discussion my immediate answer was 'within myself'.Here I read your discussion fully and the last sentence verbally echoed my own feelings.While I agree with the theory of the 'survival of the fittest' this would be valid for all people who are in the competitive world.But as the sociologist put it, the first battlefield would be within yourself. Our mind is an amazing thing and there would always be so many thoughts flitting in and out.We will have to take the right decisions, make the right choices if we have to go forward in life. TO survive, we need to make right decisions. This comes from within . You overcome so many of the hurdles imposed by self, family, society , upbringing, moral values so on and so forth, make the right choice and come to a stage in life.I would say'win' but what is victory? That would bring forth a list of subjective lines of thought. SO, to sum it all up, I would say that both are right and they lead to the same goal of 'survival'.This survival can either be an aggressive one or a tranquil one.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
That's an ideology I don't believe in and that goes for animals in the jungles. We are humans created to love and show affection to our fellowman. Karl Marx is an atheist which made him think of the other way around.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
18 Aug 12
I understand the first statement as I've always meet that phrase often. We really need to fight in order to survive. But as to the second statement, maybe it is about breaking our own records for the matter. Competing with oneself. Well, I thing it make sense. We have to set our own records on certain things and we have to make it a point to break this record to achieve the best of ourselves.