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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 27 2012: a complete system re-format.

    It's not that democracy doesn't work, or capitalism doesn't work, or whatever else doesn't work. It's that ALL systems become inefficient and corrupt over time. Like any other machine they occasionally need to be taken apart, inspected, cleaned thoroughly, and have some of their parts replaced.
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      Jun 28 2012: Social systems, even if perfect working utopias and well intentioned from the start (a tall order in and of itself), breed around the controls keeping them utopias --just like diseases breed around antibiotics.

      Now what that says about mankind and utopias --and their 'controls' (which give utopias existence at all)-- is left for the reader.
      • Jun 29 2012: The original Utopia had slaves as a perfectly normal part of its society, because the author could not imagine a society which could function without them. What is possible that we are now failing to imagine?
    • Jul 14 2012: @Lee Miller.
      I agree. History shows how every system is overturned at some point. tribal leadership, city-kingdoms, states in one form or another. Fortunately it seems that each overturn gets less and less violent! Perhaps as a rule between reboots, we should construct the society to be as dynamic, modular and flexible as possible ?

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