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    There is a German song by Die Ärzte. It goes:

    Es ist nicht deine Schuld, dass die Welt ist wie sie ist,
    es ist nur deine Schuld wenn sie so bleibt.


    which means:

    The outcome of this world is not your fault,
    it's just your fault if it stays that way.


    My question:

    Is it right to ask for change for the better? Do you see it as a metaphor? Does this thread belong to the politics or other bands section? I won't bash anyone, I promise.
    Do you think you‘d sell your soul
    To just have one thing to turn out right?

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    Why did you translate, "It is not your fault that the world is the way it is" as "The outcome of this world is not your fault"? :-S It's not quite the same meaning...

    And yeah, I like the lyrics and Die Arzte.
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    The difference of the two translations is minimal, but it sounds a bit better. The other version sounds a bit humble, imho.
    Do you think you‘d sell your soul
    To just have one thing to turn out right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Marx
    The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.
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    Yes, Marx's critique of Feuerbach* is pretty interesting, though in the context of that quote, I'd disagree that a philosophy needs necessarily to be political.

    Anyways the real stumping question is: how? On every level.

    How would you go about change?
    Obviously not alone so how would you convince a very large number of people to go with you?
    And of course, what would you change and how would you go about it?

    If you can't answer these questions you know neither what is broken nor how to fix it. (Also one is a trick question, phrased so that you'd almost certainly answer wrong. Enjoy your Easter Weekend!)

    Its titled Theses on Feuerbach, its an interesting if not exactly easy read, though for Marx relatively easy:
    http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx...ses/theses.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Offspring-Junkie View Post
    My question:

    Is it right to ask for change for the better? Do you see it as a metaphor?
    Maybe I'll consider answering other questions afterwards. Answering a question with another question is quite easy, is it?
    Do you think you‘d sell your soul
    To just have one thing to turn out right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offspring-Junkie View Post
    Maybe I'll consider answering other questions afterwards. Answering a question with another question is quite easy, is it?
    So is making up an ill-phrased illogical question and expecting to get an answer. My questions put your questions into a practical framework, instead of a boring discussion about "changing the world" with absolutely no specific suggestions how or why you would do so.
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