Ray Edwards

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What would you REALLY love to do with your life …?

I would love to wake up every morning with a sense of excitement at what the day may bring, knowing that because I love what I am doing, the only work I undertake is that which fulfils my passions; I believe this is possible for everyone ... but who will listen?

I would love to live my life with a sense of belonging and excited anticipation, where everyone is able to share with others the magnificence of our world through the unlimited potential of imagination and interaction ... but who will listen?

I would love to be part of a global society where appreciation of our differences thrives and where everyone can be true to themselves without judgement; a society that promotes a respectful and enriching environment in which every individual can thrive according to their own ambition and contribution ... but who will listen?

I would love to see the day when responsible, productive and prosperous organisations are a true reflection of the wellbeing of the communities and individuals they serve ... but who will listen?

I would love to reach a point when fear and greed are weapons found only in history books and where helping others find enjoyment and fulfillment is the driving force of our growth and that of our children ... but who will listen?

I would love to participate in the empowerment, excitement and positive experiences of as many people around the world as possible, as I understand our world to be a reflection of the choices made by all of those who live in it ... but who will listen.

I would love to experience life through the creative thoughts in my mind which expand my heart every time I think about them ... but who will listen?

I would love for life to be the most exhilirating adventure that we all get to experience … but who will listen?

Feel free to contribute your own ‘I would love … but who will listen’ story and see where it takes you. You may be surprised at how many people are ready to listen.

Cheers, Ray

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    Gail .

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    Oct 8 2012: I hear you!

    Unfortunately, those who can think beyond the immediate are rare, and this can seem isolating. The cognitive dissonance required to survive as part of our current culture is great, isn't it?

    But, I'm pretty sure that human kind will get there - as soon as we get rid of money and power hierarchies.
  • Oct 8 2012: eliminate the idea of money and power
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      Gail .

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      Oct 8 2012: Absolutely key!!!!!
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      Oct 9 2012: Any proposals on how to acheive that. Would love to hear more on that subject ... well said Andrew
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    Oct 21 2012: I think:
    It has to be to make “A-STEP-BETTER for keeping one’s own DNA alive” for every body.
    Otherwise, there are no humans in the world.

    It is determined in our soul or instinct data in our brain.

    Wrong?
  • Oct 10 2012: Go on a world tour and experience the variété du monde for myself!
  • Oct 10 2012: I would love to develop a computer program that is more intelligent than any human.

    If AI is developed correctly, it could, potentially, contribute to the solution of ALL human problems. I cannot imagine a more consequential achievement.
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    Oct 8 2012: I am currently in the process of trying to reform my life towards what I want to do. Within the past 6 months I have developed something of an affinity for quantum physics. It is something I would really like to just jump right into because it makes me feel alive even thinking about the equations and what they represent. I did not have any proper schooling towards this goal and was forced to leave school for a GED after my father went to jail because the kids at school made it very difficult for me to continue. Only now, after a decade of searching have I found something that really makes me feel like i'm worth something and have something to contribute.

    I have also been searching for this idea of an end to money and power and would like to suggest something to you that I have gotten involved in : http://www.facebook.com/TheVenusProjectGlobal?ref=stream. I have come to realize that the only people that truly hold us back are ourselves.
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      Oct 9 2012: Jeremy, I think it is great that you have found something that gives you the motivation to move away from issues that I can only feel must have caused you a lot of hardship. I am aware of The Venus project as well as a number of others including the Thrive Movement etc. which I think are all based on the same desire to end continuous struggle. Like you, I have also acquired a fascination with quantum physics, which I truly believe will create a much better understanding of life itself as it becomes more well known within mainstream education.

      Thanks for your contribution to this post and I hope that you continue to discover new ways to find the life you deserve.
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    Oct 8 2012: who cares .i just do it myself ,
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    Oct 8 2012: i would like to travel to different countris and learn diffeent coultures and talk with different people.
    and i am working on
    i would love to japan to see the Cherry Blossom ..i would love to go to america to watch a nba match .i would love to africa to see the wild animals .and i am working on .i would love to south ameria to travel to the Amazon and have a holiday .and i am workig on i would love to go to spain to watch a football game .and iam working on .


    and i would love to stay at home to accompany my family .and in two months i will go .i would like to write a novel .and i am thinking about it ,i would like to buy three apples and i have done ,and i have already eaten one.
    i would love to do many many things .and i am working on . what about you!
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      Oct 9 2012: Good to hear that you are working on so many different aspirations ... I wish you well in all of them. I too am working on mine.
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      Oct 9 2012: Nice goals, Chen. But beware...if money and power are eliminated as some people and organizations propose, you will never achieve them.

      Who will determine if you or somebody else gets to ride the airplane or take the ship to another country? Currently, if you can pay for it, you have the freedom to do it.

      And if all forms of "power" are eliminated, there won't be any NBA teams competing against each other for you to watch. Even sports is a "power" activity. Competition is a power struggle to determine who a winner will be.
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    Oct 8 2012: What would I really love to do with my life?

    Exactly what you and I are doing with our lives now, whatever it may be. It's our own choices we make.

    But who will listen?

    Two different entities:

    1. You Yourself...to your own ideas, beliefs, passions, goals, etc. And you yourself will most likely agree with them.

    2. Everybody Else...who chooses to listen to your ideas, beliefs, passions, goals, etc. Just don't expect them to all agree with you.

    That's what makes it a new challenge everyday. And keeps it interesting.
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      Oct 9 2012: Challenging and interesting sounds good to me ... but its always exciting to know who is listening. Cheers for that Rick
  • Oct 7 2012: Make world peace possible .
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      Oct 9 2012: Ahh ... the ultimate goal! If only more people would collaborate on devising practical and meaningful ways of doing this ... we might then have a fighting chance of acheiving it in our lifetime.
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        Oct 9 2012: No offense intended, but I had to chuckle at your reply.

        The concept of achieving world PEACE by using a FIGHTING chance, but only if more people would collaborate on devising "practical" and "meaningful" ways of doing it.

        That's how it already works in the world today. In some cases, peace won't be achieved until somebody is willing to fight for it.
      • Oct 9 2012: How are you rick i get your point I hope you will follow me as I give it my best my mental attitude and effort are meaningful. Be well
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          Oct 9 2012: I'll follow anybody who is using practical and meaningful mental processes to achieve world peace.

          I'll also be very hesitant to follow anyone who doesn't use rational thought processes, though.

          Just believing that if you lay down all your weapons will result in everybody else laying down their's too isn't very rational, especially with a world population of 7 Billion people.

          Be well too, Solidus.
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          Oct 11 2012: I too had to chuckle at the dichotomy of my comment after you pointed it out ... having said that, did Ghandi not 'fight' successfully for independence against the military might of the British Empire without handling a single weapon?