The quality of life for all humans would greatly improve

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If the governments of the world adopted a socialist philosophy and economy, in recognition of the fact that we are all stuck on this rock together, the quality of life for all humans would greatly improve.

First, there would no longer be a need for war. With a sense of global community and the accompanying economy there wouldn't be any motivation to wage wars with each

other. There would be no super-powers, no struggle to attain land or control natural resources. Humans are the only animals in nature that kill each other for reasons of greed and power. How refreshing it would be to finally evolve beyond our current bellicose nature. If we banned together as a world wide society, we could, at long last, live in peace.

Next, we could direct our resources and efforts toward fighting the diseases that afflict us. A socialist-based economy would practically eliminate hunger by providing

enough sustenance for everyone, and that would effectively end our battle with malnutrition.

Without the political walls put up by governments around scientific and

medical research, we would be able to pool our knowledge and further advance our understanding of medicine. Searching for cures and treatments of diseases would no

longer be a competitive, profitable endeavor.

Finally, the only way humans as a race can hope to progress is first by becoming peaceful in nature and, secondly, by joining together and concentrating our efforts on gaining an understanding for where we fit in the universe. We would all benefit from such a focusing of effort. When we shift our attention from the rat-race pursuit of going to work just to maintain what we've acquired, to a more meaningful quest for real understanding, we truly will separate ourselves form the animals. The exploration of our universe, for example,