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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 18 2012: Passion. When you have a passion for what you do, great things could happen, creative minds could appears, great ideas could concretize and the life could be more happy :)
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      Jul 22 2012: I do agree that there is too much apathy in today's world. Where I see passion is in the eyes of terrorists who have given up reason for ideology, or as they would probably believe, for God.
      Passion comes in many flavors. The two masks of drama, comedy and tragedy, were derived from the worship of the god Dionysus. As a god associated with wine, his followers were naturally passionate and prone to dramatic action.
      But passion is too irrational. To love or hate from within a feeling of passion causes over action.
      I suggest that acting from a position of calm commitment based on responsibility and transparency would be better than passion.
      • Jul 22 2012: Well said, Jon. Passion and temperance.

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