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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 30 2013: Have you seen the latest pictures?

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/8-stunning-pictures-of-earth-from-space/#/awe-inspiring-views-earth-saturn-ring_69607_600x450.jpg

    We are nothing but a speck in the vastness of the universe.

    Perhaps what we need to be is universally aware.

    Who runs the universe?

    Perhaps awareness of that one detail is what we need to humble ourselves and actually stop all the nonsense that is wreaking havoc on humanity.
    • Jul 30 2013: Thank you for the beautiful pictures!

      Perhaps this quote helps answer your query:

      Each person alive helps paint the living picture of civilization as it exists at any given time, in your terms. Be your own best artist. Your thoughts, feelings, and expectations are like the living brush strokes with which you paint your corner of lifes landscape. If you do your best in your own life, then you are indeed helping to improve the quality of all life. Your thoughts are as real as snowflakes or raindrops or clouds. They mix and merge with the thoughts of others, to form mans' living-scape, providing the vast mental elements from which physical events will be formed.
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      Jul 30 2013: Universally aware. That would certainly put things into perspective.
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        Jul 30 2013: "A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way." A. Klein

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