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Work on my own, Free Lance Author

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Do you think you have done something in your life to improve this world? If so. Could you explain?

Many people complain that this world (or life) is hostile. But...Have we examined our own behavior? Actually, do we contribute to make a better world?


Closing Statement from paco lopez

Once listened the whole contributions. I would say that we all, indeed are doing something for getting a better world, conciously or unconsciously, working in it or passively. I think it is very important to have the attitude or, say, the right fuel. But... How do you get the fuel? I would say: by appreciating the whole what you have: your health, your livelihood, your family, your job, even small details like that you have water to wash up or light in your home; many people in war or refugee camps not even have that. So I think:
If I see a beggar I will try to help.
If I see a sick person I will try to comfort.
If I see a sad person I will try to encourage.
If I see a war I will try to stop it.
I do not wanna make this post larger, so. I want to thank again ( I do not regret to say that there is the word most used for me in this conversation) Thanks TED, Thanks to all of you pen mates to attend and participate in this conversation. And especially Thanks God for inspiring me to be in this place, in this moment and with this post.

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  • Feb 1 2014: Yes, my wife and I have opened our home to young people that have been either kicked out, runaways or just left out of the family unit.. A lot of them wanted to take their own lives. I heard the cries "Stop This World And Let Me Off" I am happy but sad to say that we only lost two of them. There are so many that are married and productive members of this world and even some have starting to help others that struggle in their walk. If we would just stop and think about others and not our self's and do something for one other person each week this would be a great planet to live on.
    • Feb 1 2014: Gene,

      Maybe we need to start to think about others and our selves doing something enriching and beneficial for each other... this would be a greater planet to live on... Just imagine the possibilities of what each could contribute... and could appreciate and enrich others and themselves through individual caring acts.

      I understand the thought of the call and how one can be happy but sad to say that we only lost two of them... comforted by the fact of saving many who would had been lost rather than found the way to understand the invitation to do something beneficial and accepted it by choosing to do something beneficial... for others for themselves even for the stuff around them... say fixing and ordering stuff so it look nice and is functional...
    • Feb 1 2014: Hi Gene. I would like if you donĀ“t mind you to tell us if the experience was difficult because even in cases of legal adoption there are times when things do not go well if that happens being children I cant imagine the problems as adults. Thank you very much for being here.

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