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Asan Anarkulov

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What does it mean to be globally aware and why is it important?

In one of of the school programs I attended to last year, I was asked what it means to be globally aware and its importance. The question seemed to be quite easy, but I could not come up with a great answer. Trying to think of the best examples of being globally aware, I was lost.

TED is one of the most global communities out there and I believe it can help me understand the meaning and importance of global awareness.

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    Jul 25 2013: Begs the question of should ones Global Aware raising questions be deemed unacceptable by the politically correct brigade and the TED administrators and accordingly be deemed not acceptable to be posted or asked on TED???
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      Jul 25 2013: I totally do not understand, for better or worse, what you've just said. Could you rephrase it so someone with a lower IQ such as myself might have a chance of grasping the lower-hanging fruit?
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        Jul 25 2013: I believe BR is saying that he proposed a thread which was not accepted and that he believes the reason to be that it was not considered politically correct.
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          Jul 26 2013: That makes sense. His apparent disdain for punctuation makes it hard to sense the underlying issues. Miyamoto Musashi in the Dokkodo in one of the middling precepts says: Resentments and complaints are inappropriate against oneself or others."
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          Jul 26 2013: Quite so Fritzie.............. but they have asked me to rephrase it so, 'quote' it is not a 'generalization I am making of the 3rd world and accordingly I have re submitted an amended version which may yet see the light of TED. :)

          And Daniel................does that make it clearer for you? And may I also suggest that Miyamoto Musashi (who I hadn't heard of until now) was one that spent his/her life turning the other cheek if they lived with that philosophy.
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        Jul 26 2013: I know you are pretty new here, Daniel. After awhile you get used to how people express themselves, and it gets easier.

        This has nothing to do with your IQ. In a community with people from all over the world and with experience in different social, educational, language, and professional contexts, you have to expect some challenges sometimes in understanding what people say and intend.

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