Discussion in 'Politics' started by Avatar4321, Aug 17, 2010.
Since we are asking questions about it in other threads, I thought it might be good to define it.
The answer depends on who is in power.
I have a few ideas. Ill through them out there
1) Not corrupt
2) People with strong individual responsibility
3) Merit based
4) Sustainable to future generations.
Those are fine ideas, but still subject to human error:
~Ben Franklin, constitutional convention
Speech of Benjamin Franklin - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
The best laid plans of men always fail in the end.
There can be no healthy society comprised of fully fallible and often perverse participants.
Man is a product of nature and nature's God. And like all of these products is tasked with the mission of survival at all costs and diversity in all it's forms.
Among animals the champions are called apex predators. And they survive via destruction of others.
Stable, complex, just societies have never existed and prolly never will, being completely at odds with our nature.
Boom and bust is a character trait common to all living things. It is in fact the very currency of survival, adaption and evolution.
Something always has to die so that something else may survive.
That's the game and none of your high minded ideas can change it.
On the other hand if we were plants you might be onto something.
What is a healthy society?
Norway, Sweden, Canada, Japan?
any of those places would be good for you.
One where those contained in it have integrity.
Can't eliminate corruption without it.
I would say a healthy society is one that isnt about to destroy itself.
i just want to live in a place where i don't have to worry about paying my mortgage and putting gas in my car. i shouldn't have to worry about being able to find a job or what will happen to me if i get sick.
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