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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 18 2012: I think about this question often and I find it very thought provoking. One small way is for parents to instill the same dicipline and values that prior generations taught their children. In my opinion, children nowadays are rarely disciplined and when they are, parents cave way too quickly. This leads to very bad habits in children which can also lead to negative long term personality traits and little drive - especially when faced with adversity. We need to get back to some of the old school values if we want our children to be strong leaders and for the world to be a better place.

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