humanity

There has got to be a way to save the world.

We are on a collision course to destruction, y'all.

But we can change that. We can fix this mess.

If we really want to.

When you break it down, the answers are staring us in the face.

Let's start with denouncing greed.

Greed is bad.

Spread the wealth and continue...

Redditor P4intsplatter wanted everyone to listen up and start being smarter, because it's actually easy. They asked:

"What simple rule would fix the world, if everyone actually followed it?"
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People Explain What Made Them Realize That Humanity Is Doomed
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An act of kindness. Strangers lending a helping hand. People from all walks of life sharing a few laughs. These are examples of the things in life that offer a ray of hope for the human race.

We could stand to see more of these positive situations in life, especially in our current political climate.

As the past few years seemed to have brought out the absolute worst in people during the bleakest of times, Redditor MOSTLYSANEBOI wondered if we as a species are still on the right track.

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People Explain Which Things Conservatives And Liberals Can Actually Agree On
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We're more alike than different.

That is the mantra all the peacemakers keep trying to drown us with.

But then everytime we turn on a tv all we see is political an ideological infighting.

Apparently there are a few ideas and points of view we can agree on.

I'm skeptical, but I'd love to hear them.

Redditor YellowB wanted to hear about all the ways that maybe we can actually find common ground in this difficult world. They asked:

"What is something that both Conservatives and Liberals can agree on?"
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People Explain The Scary Truths Humanity Needs To Accept
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They say ignorance is bliss. The more you think about the things that can raise your stress levels, you could find yourself headed on a downward spiral.

Who has the time for that? Most of us would rather not worry about immediate life problems and focus on the present.

While that's all well and good and not dwelling on the negative is perceived as a benefit, realists would rather be mentally and emotionally prepared for inevitable misfortune or catastrophe.

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The difficult part about writing science fiction isn't so much coming up with futuristic ideas, rather it's coming up with how humanity will react to those radical new ideas.

Humanity is a tricky species to wrangle. One minute, we'll reveal our inner most goodness and donate time and money to charity, and the next there will be people reacting to a worldwide pandemic in such a way it makes it last much longer.

With no reasonable way to deduce how we'll react, science fiction futures becomes so much harder to predict.

So what would humanity do if aliens decided they want to drop by our planet?

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