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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: Well.
    Let people understand what INVALID happiness is and then quit it.
    Then, we all will have a better world.
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      Nov 12 2012: Every person on the planet has the right to chose what happiness is, and what that means to them personally, those around them and the planet as a whole. We are all already free and have the capability to see through our own illusions and realize this. We can have whatever we want, we can be positive, negative, or anything else above bellow or between. However it is the choice of the individual no other person can say what another should or shouldn't be.

      How would you suggest a way in which we create a better world for everyone, assuming that we all want a positive outcome for ourselves, those around us and the planet as a whole? taking in to account the state of the environment, economy and global leadership as it is now.

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