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Jehanzeb Mirza

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Imagine a world with no geographical boundaries between countries. I think that if it happens then there would be more peace on Earth.

This idea has occupied my mind for a long time and finally I think that it is the time to discuss it with the world. Imagine such a world where there are no geographical boundaries between countries, I think in this way the cultures will merge together and there would be a blend of different values. There would certainly be less or no racism and I think that all in all we will have a more peaceful world where we all can live in mutual harmony!

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  • Aug 6 2013: I am going to have to object to this idea.Humans by nature are very clanish and tend to live in small cohesive groups.
    In the absence of geographical boundaries and countries , people would become all the more clanish and self-centered.The existing systems in our world were not formed by coincidence,they were a culmintaion of the pattern of life humans followed up until then.I know that when we see the wars between nations and the terrorist attacks, we are forced to think of a system where all of this is one. But then first we must think why countries fight or why terorism exists.The reason for both of these is the same-it's that both countries and terrorist groups are trying to protect their interests at any cost.Imagine if the world unified and came under one supreme government,then people would start forming cohesive groups based on thousands of criteria and even though there will never be wars as we see now,there are inevitably going to be conflicts between these local groups every instant,because every group will have a different interest.
    Moreover,the division of the world into countries promotes a sort of healthy competition.
    Let's face it, no average human is wholehearted enough to say 'I am a citizen of the world and my patriotism extends to the welfare of the world as a whole'......since we cant even sacrifice our time for our countrymen whom we see,how do you think we are going to nobly do it for others on this planet who we dont even see?
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      Aug 6 2013: Jonath, there can be any number of possible futures of this universe, but there will be one future because of our act of choice. If we choose to teach Love, Sacrifice, and Truth to our generations, we ll help the mankind to live peacefully and without boundaries. We know that, it may be a distant dream, let fill the gap between dream and reality by educating an out of school kid about sacrifice.
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      Aug 6 2013: As I always say, it is about educating the masses and the spreading of awareness in this regard. I is about training yourself to respect and accept the differences and having the right kind of attitude to face the problem and spreading the concept of globalization instead of nationalism.
    • Aug 6 2013: I AM a citizen of the world and my patriotism extends to the welfare of the world as a whole.
      • Aug 6 2013: Exactly my point...I too AM a citizen of the world and my patriotism extends to the welfare of the world as a whole.Which is exactly why we are openhearted to have this discussion on TED aint it.But when we stand up for an idea we must think if its just a dream or a possibility.You should read Rudyard Kipling's poem If.....it says "If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
        If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim"
        You know whats wrong with this idea,I think it still has milk stains on it .

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