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Kieran Sharp

snowboard coach, blue mile snowsports

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How do we create a better world for all of us and future generations?

My own answer to this question is that we need strong worldwide leadership to initiate big changes. It might not be comfortable for everyone, and may take some time before we see the benefits but if we fail to act positively there is real danger of negative consequences and a much more difficult problem for our children to solve. One thought I have had recently is to unite 3 areas of society to help lead a real change.

If we could bring the current government, Economic and political leaders in to one group, spiritual and religious leaders of all religions and spiritual directions in to another, and scientists ecologists and environmentalists in to a third. In this system we could possibly make it that these three sections of leadership must agree upon all decisions made for the planet unanimously.

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    Nov 10 2012: What is a better world? Who is right defining it? Who does have the right to do so?

    We have been fighting for it for years, and always mistakes are made. We only can leit it go and fix what whe think we did wrong.
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      Nov 12 2012: We are living in a world of constant change and our current global civilization as a whole is becoming more aware and conscious of our surroundings. We are beginning to realize the mistakes we have made and the wasteful greedy nature of societies all over the planet, and how that has been affecting our standard of living and environment.

      We are all aware of an economic and environmental crisis which is hindered by increasing population on this planet. With the speed of information available through the Internet more people are starting to realize how negatively this way of living is affecting ourselves, those around us, nature, and the planet as a whole.

      Governments of the world are leading their own ideas of how a more positive change can come about, and some citizens of the world are protesting their actions. With any period of change there is a time period of dis-harmony, resistance and addiction to the old way. Wither we choose to accept it or not a period of change will at some point inevitably occur. We can continue with our old ways, we can begin a new, or we can be in a global dis-harmonic state between the two. No matter what, a change will happen, with the outcome differing to suit how we all choose to deal with it. In harmony and as one or not.

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