Question: What does President Obama need to do to solve the world’s conflict?
Higgins: Nothing. There is nothing one person can do to end the conflict that is occurring. The problem is a social problem solved only by uplifting each and every individual.
War, starvation, lack of jobs–these are not the problem. These are symptoms of the problem. The problem is that each and every person born comes forward with a gift to share. In the same way that flowers bloom but each variety is different from another, each person has a gift to share.
The solution to the world’s conflict will come when the soil in the garden of life is replenished and made fertile. Each person needs to be nurtured like a plant in a garden so they may bloom in such a way as to discover and express their wonderful gifts.
Received August 5, 2014 at Lake Goodwin, Washington USA
Eudaimonia is unattainable for Man as a whole. No matter how far you “uplift” many, they will still cause strife because they will believe that others have been given more. The given part is the important one as too few will accept that others just plain earned more through their own efforts.
If eudaimonia can be defined as ‘the human flourishing’ or ‘happiness for the individual and mankind as a whole’ I would like to think that it can be attained. Unfortunately, I agree with you. I believe there will be some who will not allow themselves happiness and will try to bring others down with them. Still, there is something wonderful about finding one’s own happy thing and subsequently helping another find their happy thing.