I was thinking about the naive people who wish for “world-peace” and other things along those lines. I have always tried to give examples of what is wrong with that ideology. Then I was thinking about animals…
What do people admire about a cheetah? Its agility speed & its spots.
Think of the beauty of a turtle. It is protected by its shell. Imagine a turtle with out its shell, creepy eh?
Think about traits of many animals. They have those differences due to survival, from their environment, or from predators.
Even a nut has a shell to protect the contents. Everything has some form of protection, defense, camouflage.
If food sources did not have shells to crack, competition to fight off, if food was constant and available. There would be no need for speed, agility, strength, cunning, etc. Add that creatures would all be the same, since there would be no need for differences (which exist for survival). All things unique, beautiful, “ugly” or otherwise would have no point or purpose.
Sex would be another thing that would have no point or purpose, since such a difference would cease to exist if there was a completely equal playing field. Sex is another thing that causes conflict, in order to build on the best genetics, strengths of a species.
Any form of carnivore or omnivore or even herbivore would also need to be eliminated, since that would be a source of conflict.
What would be left? Basically the world would be nothing much more than a fungus, mold, algae, bacteria and a several other asexual organisms.
Meet World Peace:
Yes world peace would be a world with out people, but also with out animals, insects and a significant amount of plant life. Even plants have a point of survival. Many plants need water, and space.. and insects.
So for those who want world peace, a world without differences and or conflict, think about what that truly means. Think on other levels like the point of art, and creativity.. if there is no pain there is no joy, if there is no joy or pain there is nothing to inspire art, song, books, movies.. the world would be nothing more than one gray tone, with a din of silence, empty of emotion, empty of achievement, empty of love and desire. Just as there can not be joy with out pain, there can not be love. Everything that has ever existed, developed, created, achieved has been based on love or desire of one kind or another. it was a point of survival, a point of competition, a point of achievement, or point of need. There has always been a point to all things, good or bad. When we have wars we develop more technology, we have advances in medicine.. why? because there was a need. Why did we have wars? because of desire, want, or will.
If life is void of those desires, the only point of existence would be based on decomposition (ie a mold or fungus, etc). BUT.. yet again if there is nothing to decompose, there is also no point to a fungus or mold. Ahh the circle of life. Every facet has a point and purpose, with out one element all others cease to exist.