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|11-19-2008, 02:52 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
Steve Pavlina, how can we create a more ideal world?
Hey everyone, I'm new to the forums after being a spectator for a year and I had an issue that was boiling in me so much that I had to make my first post cover.
War, Violence, and the Ignorance that grips the world.
I was recently watching Sand and Sorrow, a documentary by George Clooney about the ethnic cleansing in Darfur. This is a very intriguing topic to me, not just because I am African-American, but because I think it is a manifestation of ignorance. Those in power in the world kill others because of differences in rank, status, or ideology.
So the question that I ask to Steve and other members of the forum, how can we alleviate such disasters in the world? Not just whats happening in Africa, but all around the world. Anywhere there is death and murder needs our immediate attention. Maybe I got a little carried away with this 'Oneness' stuff.
|11-19-2008, 07:26 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Los Angeles
To change the world, you must first change yourself.
Look at your own life, and see where the conflict, anger, or ignorance is.
If you fill your life with love and joy, the world will follow.
Maybe that's what Steve would say.
I'm not sure though.
|11-19-2008, 09:29 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: currently Shanghai
I truly believe that raising awareness is the key. For the more people who know about the atrocious acts taking place each and every day, the more likely something is going to be done about it. And as Gabo says, change yourself first
Infact, I came across a quote today:
"I asked God why doesn't do something about war, famine, disease and poverty, and he asked me the same thing." - Anonymous.
|11-19-2008, 04:40 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Be a more ideal person. The doing part will follow.
But to tackle the doing without first working on the being is putting the cart before the horse.
|11-19-2008, 09:29 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
I think it's better to focus on building good structures that prevent problem from arising.
You don't solve death and murder through immediate attention.
Larry Lessig at Stanford University is a nice talk about doing something about corruption and at the same time not focusing on the "bad apples" but on structures.
|11-21-2008, 11:29 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Never demonstrate against destruction. Demonstrate for construction.
Don't waste your attention on the bad stuff in the world, the old media already wastes enough of everyones time with that. Instead search for and spread news of positive things and progress.
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