What do Terminator and Matrix have in common with Hotel Rwanda? Namely, they all deal with power struggles. OK, it may seem rather strange that I’m drawing a correlation between these films, but bear with me for a moment while I explain my position. It seems to me that most conflicts eventually rest on one of the following two areas: Values and Resources
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That is a very challenging question, should one consider the nature of human beings. However, when one looks at the fact that human's are learning beings, beings that are able to create relationships between elements of his/her surroundings, relationships that can always be improved; perhaps it is then pragmatic solutions gradually reveal themselves. In addition, we are social creatures. So that, in my opinion, it is better for a community of humans to thrive towards fulfillment; cooperation in lieu of competitive survival. If resources are scarce, is it not insulting to our intelligence to fight each other for them? Is it not noble, however challenging, to share; be it resources or values? Just because you see life one way, doesn't mean that you are right or know it all, or that another point of view is wrong. We are creative enough to bridge across differences; to realize that differences make for uniqueness. To learn, to further into the garden of knowledge, so to speak. To see that knowledge is but a way to keep us engaged with reality? While I believe that there are principles that are timeless; I also believe that knowledge changes. For instance, what would The Inquisition say to G. Bruno, Galileo and countless others should they come to face each other in today's world? After all the conquests of Genghis Khan, Napoleon, or even Alexander the great; what did they come to learn before their deaths [at least according to some sources]?
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Nathan Key likes to think about faith and philosophy and talk about it with others. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. He doesn't always refer to himself in the third person.