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Sartaj Anand

Founder, Egomonk , Melton Foundation


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Fill in the Blank - What the World needs now is __________ ?

The World is shaped by our common aspirations and it is through our everyday actions that we provide tacit approval to our reality.

Try to answer this question objectively and share your thoughts to help co-create our Future.


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    Jun 26 2012: People who refuse to wear the false masks crafted by the society,genuine people who appreciate differences rather than reject them with blind prejudice...
    • Jun 26 2012: Instead of changing the people, why not change the society itself? What the World needs now is a much better society than the crap of a one we live in currently.
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        Jun 28 2012: Hyun,
        I agree about your opinions about the society today and how its run with the power of money.However as Colleen has said, the society is made up of people,whom I think we should not try to change but help become aware of their 'own' selves therefore gain more people who actually question the current society along with its norms and rules.By doing so,we will have more people who wont accept money as a weapon of enslavement,willing to change the world into a place where the top priority is the preservation and the evolution of the human race as you have expressed very truthfully in my opinion.
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      Jun 26 2012: Well said Beste:>)

      What is the society made up of......people? How can the "society itself" change without people changing?
      By changing ourselves, we can change the "crap of a one we live in currently", to something more appealing for all of us. "BE" what we want to "SEE" in our world. The ability to change is not "out there" somewhere. It is in each and every one of us, and it is a choice in every moment...seize the moment:>)
      • Jun 26 2012: Society is made not of people, but money. We live in a monetary society today, where the most amount of money enslaves the several with small amounts of money. We are blind to what society doesn't show us, or tell us about. Since you were so apt to point out the incorrect point that I was trying to make, let me rephrase the question, so it fits yours better. What the world needs now is a society that doesn't use money, but uses resources, innovation, and everything that we currently have available to us as humans to make our lives as humans, and the world, a lot better than it currently is. What we need is a world where the top priority is the preservation and the evolution of the human race, not a world where humans are suppressed by the few at the top with the most amount of money.
        "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
        Watch this if you are openminded enough to try to see what could be http://www.thevenusproject.com/
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          Jun 27 2012: Hyun,
          I agree that money enslaves some people, and in some respects we are blind. I am all for a global society which incorporates people, nature and technology...everything that we have available to us...for the betterment of the whole world. I agree that what we need is a world where the top priority is the preservation and the evolution of people and our environment. I believe that it is people who have the ability to implement a plan such as you insightfully speak of.

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