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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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  • Jul 14 2012: .
    1. ..Education.

    The human brain are extremely faulty. We have 200+ biases at work all the time, we have numerous perception issues, and everybody is on autopilot 95% of our lives. This is imho the main reason we have trouble moving on. We all need to know when and why we loose rational thinking, and how to remedy that.

    2. ..No money.

    This sounds insane at first, but i cant find a single big problem that doesn't stem from, or are heavily influenced by our use of money or lack thereof. Money is nothing more than a basic tool to distribute what is necessary for us to have a good life. Money as is today doesn't seem to work anymore. With our current technological level, there are literally hundreds of different ways to distribute our basic nessesities, cooperate and contribute to this world. The need for money is all in our minds, ..and it must go..

    3. ..To accept and embrace difference.

    Laws of Chaos seem to apply to us. we are all different, will always be different, and nothing we say or do will change that. We need only a few common basic rules for how to communicate, prevent/resolve our conflicts and then lean back and marvel at the diversity. Tree-hugging thoughts? Not at all - this IS our future and it's coming to a theater near you ;-)

    How wonderful it could be.. ..thanks for asking the question.. i feel all fired up now :)

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