Article Title: The State of the World and How to CHANGE it?... but How can a mere 'I' Make Any Difference ?
Author: Craig Lock
Category/Subject: the world, world issues, social and political issues/problems
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THE STATE OF THE WORLD and HOW TO CHANGE IT... but How can a mere 'I' Make Any Difference? Just sharing a few personal thoughts

I think most people feel they can do little in dealing with the major issues facing our planet today... and even many national and world leaders Monumental issues/problems like:
* Global Poverty

* This year malnutrition will kill almost four million people.

* Three million lives will be lost to HIV/Aids.

* 2.5 million people will die through air pollution

* a lack of clean drinking water will claim about 2 million lives

* religious differences (even fanaticism) and ethnic rivalries competing for power.

So the world must urgently tackle these immense problems with the BEST solutions that do the most good - that is, find solutions for the greater good of ALL!

"If we focus on solving today's problems, we will leave communities strengthened, economies more vibrant and infrastructures more enabling these societies to to better deal with future problems, such as global warming." So says Bjorn Lomberg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and author of 'Cool it' and the 'Sceptical Environmentalist'

Some of the biggest challenges facing the world today are illiteracy and a lack of education in how to tackle these monumental issues, like world poverty... and I believe the solutions lie with the local people "at the coal-face" who can then implement the best strategies for their communities.

"Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better in our being as humans."
- Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic

With sufficient will by enough concerned citizens and our leaders it CAN and WILL be done!

If one by one each of us takes personal responsibility for raising the awareness of humanity, through reaching a critical mass, like a spark igniting a bushfire, one mind, one soul at a time, we begin to shift the global consciousness. And it starts one by one each of us taking personal responsibility for raising the awareness of humanity.

If through planting a tiny seed YOU can make some difference in the lives of just a few people and each one of them in turn makes a difference in the lives of some more whom you may touch, then this spirit, this new consciousness, will will be passed on and spread like a virus... and together we will make this world a better place.

1 + 1 + 1 = 11111111111... and so on (the process of synergy at work)......

TOGETHER, one mind, one soul at a time, let's encourage, impact, uplift, empower and perhaps even inspire the world. Pass the spirit on... pass it on... pass it on


"There are two ways of spreading light: be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

"There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love. Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power. Only strive for power, if it is not at the cost of other people. Power corrupts. You first have to be pure and righteous, before one can attain power. I believe that love is a greater force than power." - Alan Paton, great South African humanitarian and author of the classic 'Cry the Beloved Country"

"The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you...and the often seemingly difficult or even "impassible") path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you."

"When the world is filled with love, people's hearts are overflowing with hope."

"May you have the courage to speak your truth, may you find peace within, and may we all know peace on earth."
- Debbie Milam

"Blessed are the peace-makers... because they will accumulate plenty of Frequent Flyer points."

"TOGETHER, one mind, one soul at a time, let's encourage, impact, uplift and perhaps even inspire the world. YOU be the change you want to see in the world."


Author's Bio: 

About the author:
Craig's mission is to encourage people to believe in themselves and help inspire people around the world to achieve their goals and dreams in life, whatever they may be.

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