At some point you're going to have to look after yourself and not a concept or notion, despite how idealistic or positive for humanity it maybe. My advice, as a 30 year old man, set smaller more winnable goals, you feel less anger and more positive thus depleting less telomeres giving you more time to achieve your bigger goals.
You own your body, you own your fists but to swing it at somebodies jaw in the street is not your right? yes/no.
I don't seek goals, I seek to live my life with basic moral principles. Perhaps that was your trouble - setting goals and working towards an end goal rather than living life in the present moment and just being. Here's the principle I live my life by. Do not cause harm, suffering or loss to other people. Why? Because no person on the planet wants to feel harm, suffering or loss, therefore it would be morally wrong for me to inflict suffering onto others. All truths in life are simple, the world isn't some complex mystery. Lies and deception hide the truth and make it complex. There doesn't have to be a "goal", by having a goal you're just living in an imagined future rather than accepting the present moment. I allign myself with simple, true, moral principles of life, that is all. If everyone on planet earth did this, there would be no suffering on this planet.
Your second paragraph is answered in my above paragraph. Do not cause harm, suffering or loss to other people. Swinging my fists on the street and intitating acts of violence and aggression onto other people will cause harm and physical suffering to other people, there no, that is not a natural right I have. Self defense is a natural right. If some one begins randomly swinging their fists at me on the street I'm going to react with force to neutralise the threat. Natural rights are not things you have to use your brain to think about and intellectualise, they are inherently known inside without any thought required. If some one attacks you, you instantly defend yourself, no thinking is required.
Agreed, especially about the rock thing... it's coming, even if it's very far off.
Is anyone in this thread suffering? I don't choose to suffer, I've actually made my life pretty well. It would be nice to have less war, but as Fallout states "war...war never changes".
I would say if anyone has a negative viewpoint here, it would be you. I'm pretty positive about most things, life is good in general. You keep talking about destruction/death/war, so focused on the bad things that you will NEVER be able to solve. I, on the other hand, look at the positives and live a pretty happy life without worrying so much about the uncontrollable. Not saying that you don't live a happy life as well, but it would be best if you didn't try to claim others have a bleak outlook on life or anything like that, I know for a fact I'm a positive person with a perfectly happy life, and I eat meat constantly (among other things you are against).
I don't have a negative outlook in life, I haven't used the word negative once in any of my posts. It's just factual information. I was referring to the species collectively, not your or my individual lives per say. Collectively our species is undergoing great suffering, that's not "negative", that's a fact of life. If I tell you that a great tornado is heading your way and if you don't move out of the way it's going to tear you apart and rip your entire house up is that "negative" information? No, it's just factual information.
An alcoholic who is in self denial will never heal himself. He must first ACKNOWLEDGE that there is a serious problem he must address to over come it. He can either choose to perceive that problem as "negative" or he can just acknowledge it as that, a problem and work on healing himself and getting over hid alcoholism. Shedding light on the problems in the world is not negative, it's stating information on facts and then discussing how we can live our lives and do our parts to try and end these problems.