Why Do People Kill Other People?

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That’s the million dollar question everyone is asking right now. Why would someone deliberately kill another human being. Everyone seems to have an opinion about the problem. But, nobody is trying to find a solution. But, that’s the world we live in. It’s more beneficial to find problems to solutions, than solutions to problems. There is more money in treating problems than solving them. I don’t have the answer nor would I waste anymore time with my opinions, but I do have ideas.

We are all born with one thing; an instinct to survive. In order to survive our mind must be capable of solving problems. We solve problems by applying our senses to the world in which we live to avoid threats and danger. Over time and through evolution we develop behavior patterns, opinions and perceptions about the observable environment we are in.

The combination of these three things allow us to identify the things that allow us to experience emotions that alter our mood and mental state. But, most importantly, it’s proof that the only real purpose in life is to survive. To prolong life for the next generation. It’s that simple, yet we seem to make life much more difficult than it has to be.

In life, we identify most things based on their appearance. We learned to identify people of different Races by their skin tone, men and women by their sex organs and nationalities by how they speak. So we develop perceptions of people based on everything except the one thing that makes them the individual they are; their mind.

We tell kids to never judge a book by its cover, but don’t tell them it’s a natural born instinct. We should spend more time educating children about our own species before we teach them about extinct ones. Children know more about Dinosaurs then their own DNA. We are animals by nature. When animals are deprived of food, water and shelter they instinctively will kill in order to survive.

The only lesson to be learned from Dinosaurs is the severity of what “extinction” means and how global warming threatens our species existence. Then maybe, children might have empathy for this planet and begin to see people as individuals and not identities.

We’ve made more technological advancements in the last 50 years, than the last 500 combined. Technology advancements in areas of agriculture, medicine, communication, manufacturing have all contributed to improving our quality of life.

The reality is we’ve finally reached an end to humanity’s purpose in life, the struggle for survival. This should mark the beginning of our cultural progression into the 21st century. It’s time we allow technology to work as it was intended, to make life easier.

We now live in a society that has become so efficient at survival, we invented something called “making a living”. The modern version of survival based on the false perception of perceived value. We’ve let the idea of money alter our perception to the point that we forgot the purpose for our very existence, survival.

In order for us to progress as a culture, we must change the perceptions of the people. By sharing ideas, we can help people begin to see life as it truly is, not what they’ve perceived it to be.