Category Archives: Change!

Re-think!

 

Philosophers, futurists, authors, writers and even an American president are calling for a rethink of how modern society works or, more to the point, why it doesn’t seem to work. This video provides an overview of what has gone wrong and what needs to be done to create a different type of society.

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Peace Please Now!

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The message!

The message ….. and the only message!

Dr Vandana Shiva What a hope! °_°

Dr.Vandana Shiva named by Forbes as one of the 7 most-influential women in the world. The article called Dr.Shiva a “leading thinker of our time,” and argues that women must be front and center in order to solve the issue of food security — “breaking the silence, speaking truth to power, exposing atrocities and reminding us that women’s rights are inherently connected to the future of our world.”

Dr. Shiva’s Web Site: http://www.vandanashiva.org/

Anton´s touching story

Here I share a role modeling friend´s story about intolerance, discrimination, hate and destructive behavior still today anno 2013!

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“Thursday night, april 25th 2013, I was asked to leave a party hosted in one of the world’s most famous music studios, because I drew too much attention to myself. I had been inside this studio in new york city for about twenty minutes, simply talking to my two friends without being loud, rude, drunk or anything of that sort. Neither did I walk in uninvited. However. My hair is orange, I wore higher heels than anyone else, and – I’m GAY.

Perhaps the saddest part of it all is that I barely even reacted at first. That I, in fact, is so used to the hatred that I’ve become numb to it. When I was around 11-12, I got sick with severe eating disorders, and one of the biggest reasons to that was in fact the everyday-hatred and discrimination of gay people in my hometown. I was told everyday that I was “disgusting”, for the simple reason that I’m gay, and many people heard, saw, and knew of this – but chose to ignore it. So, sadly, I eventually became accustomed to it. Today, I’m so used pf being stared at, hated and discriminated, that I didn’t even react at first when this happened to me on thursday night. Not until a man (admittedly well-meaning, but awfully arrogant) pointed out that “you should really be used to this now.” That made burst into flames. I answered him shortly that, “if I don’t stand up for myself and the rights of others, then who will? I DEMAND to be treated with the same respect and the same rights that you get.”

So I now share this with all of you. Because I never ever want anyone else to have to get used to discrimination.

Today, I can choose to be sad, angry or shocked by what happened. Or I can choose to be grateful that I have friends who got so upset about the event that they wanted to chase down the studios management to demand an apology. I can choose to be grateful that the unknown woman across the street on 8th avenue, went from this sad, lost expression to firing off the world’s warmest smile in two seconds, just from looking at me from across the street. And I can choose to be grateful for the emails I receive from people I do not even know, who seek my advice – because they feel I have inspired them somehow.
So, to all of you who share this small, crowded earth with me: I will NEVER tolerate discrimination against any of you. So: in ten years I’ll buy the damn studio – and then I’ll invite you all to come hang out, no matter what sexual orientation, skin color, religion or looks you might have. You are all fucking beautiful.

It’s not always easy being a rockstar guys. But it’s always worth it.

Xx,A. Hornfeldt.

The Blue economy!

The Blue Economy: 10 years – 100 innovations – 100 million jobs is a book by Gunter Pauli. The book expresses the ultimate aim that a Blue Economy business model will shift society from scarcity to abundance “with what we have”, by tackling issues that cause environmental and related problems in new ways. The book highlights potential benefits in connecting and combining seemingly disparate environmental problems with open-source scientific solutions based upon physical processes common in the natural world, to create solutions that are both environmentally beneficial and which have financial and wider social benefits. The book suggests that we can alter the way in which we run our industrial processes and tackle resultant environmental problems, refocusing from the use of rare and high-energy cost resources to instead seek solutions based upon simpler and cleaner technologies. The book aims to inspire entrepreneurs to adopt its insights, by demonstrating ways in which this can create economic benefits via job creation, reduced energy use, and more revenue streams from each step of the process, at the same time benefiting the communities involved. ‘The Blue Economy’ is presented in 14 chapters, each of which investigates an aspect of the world’s economies and offers a series of innovations capable of making aspects of those economies sustainable

Source: wikipedia

The Change……..

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The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world !

Source: http://www.GabrieleCorno.com/