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"What Can Be Done?" - The spread of AIDS.

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Nicoletta Vlachandreas Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003 Theory Of Knowledge C # 0330404 Diagnostic Writing Assignment "What Can Be Done?" The spread of AIDS, global warming, famines in the Third World countries, and the political and economical consequences of 9/11 are among the major problems facing us today. As time goes by, the severity of these problems is ever increasing. Whenever there is a problem, people are quick to point fingers. For once, I wish people would actually take the time to see what the real problem is. The root of today's problem can be found closer than one may think. In fact, people are the problem today. Our individual quests for intellectual superiority, power and dominance are responsible for the downfall of mankind. ...read more.

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Our careless attitude towards the environment has obviously taken a toll on us. Recently, a power outage affecting millions in North America was a result of our overuse of electricity through air conditioning. Not only are we more susceptible to new diseases, but we are also become a weak species. We have become addictively dependent on medicine, pills and supplements. So many people are being diagnosed with depression that it is starting to look like a fake disease. Tylenol and Advil are also being used daily by many teenagers who think that having a headache is the end of the world. As mentioned before, our selfishness is to blame for many of the problems affecting us today. ...read more.

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Unless they are promised something in return such as a reward of some sort, people generally don't help each other. The serious problems caused by our reckless behaviour and attitudes are slowly killing us as a whole. The problems can be fixed if we strictly educate each other to be givers and to care. We should be encouraged or somehow forced to share some of our wealth with others and make the world a better and happier place. However, educating the masses is extremely difficult, especially since the root of all our problems lies in human nature. We are a flawed species and inadequate species. Our faults are destroying the environment, the world and each other. If we continue to live this way, it is likely that the human species will perish. ...read more.

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