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Revolution yes. But what kind of a revolution. If someone doesn't accept a system or an ideology and wants it to be changed, he must have something in mind that can replace it. If that idea will be a good one then this idea will bring revolution (a sudden change)-otherwise society changes slowly adapting new rules.
I think successful revolutions start when bribery and corruption is unbearable.
Well personally, I due to my Marxist leanings, blame it on Capitalism. In my opinion, nothing short of a full scale revolution, would sort things out. I don't neccesarily a revolution with blood, pariliamentary democracy can of course be utilized. But in our current day and age, Capitalism only fuels our neuroses, it teaches us to take advantage of one another, it has killed chivalry and given way to brute exploitation
I absolutely agree about consumerism, instant gratification and social neuroses - but I consider them as characteristics of our society and not actual problems. Maybe the style of urban life is very fast and changeable-mass media contribute to that- so we don't have time to think deeper or adapt ourselves to changes.
But in any case a good thinker's work will remain vivid through time and its durability suggest its value. I suppose a really good thinker could find the way to adopt himself to any difficulties of society.
Well yes, their contributions to civilization were great. Particularly the works of Plato.
As to it's roots in Greece, I'd wager more on Sumeria and the Indus Valley, as there were documents discovered there dating back to 5000 B.C. However Greece definitely did contribute alot to the world of Philosophy and of course Mythology.
I'd say there are many great Greek thinkers today, just entire world, not just Greece, is now subject to consumerism, instant gratification and social neuroses, which has stifled our planet's intellectual and spiritual growth
You mean they are good narrators (like Homer) & philosophers (like Aristotle, Democritus and Plato). That is true. I think philosophy has its "root" to the ancient Greece.
Greece has given birth to some of the greatest minds that have inspired humanity during centuries. Too bad that was thousand years ago!
Ah well, my neighbours growing up were Greeks and my one friend is Cypriot Armenian, so I know a shmall shmall bit of Greek. Mainly focusing on improving my Armenian and furthering my Russian.
Image got a lot stretched. I have downloaded GIMP but the photos I have worked up are invalid for AV (I don't know why - but anyway). A friend of mine worked up this photo and he will send me the program to install it to my computer too. I don't know which program it is yet.
I like this photo though (even if it is stretched-the dimensions of the original photo don't help much)