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paco lopez

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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?

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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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    Jan 30 2014: .

    I oppose INVALID HAPPINESS.
    • Jan 30 2014: Can you explain to us a bit more? You are welcome!
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        Jan 31 2014: Thanks!

        Here is a brief:

        (1) Valid happiness is the short-time feeling of things being a-step-better
        . . for keeping our DNA alive.
        (2) Invalid happiness is the short-time feeling of things being pseudo-a-step-better (actually a-step-“worse”)
        . . for keeping our DNA alive.
        . . E.g. having junk food, drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, abusing drug,
        . . .... wasting (fashion, big house, touring, .... causing environment crisis),
        . . .... making too much money (causing inequality, crimes, wars, ....
        . . .... "destroying our planet", .... humankind self-extinction).
        (3) “Invalid happiness” is out of the valid scope of our instincts formed 10,000 years ago.


        About 90% of happiness we pursue today is invalid happiness.
        • Jan 31 2014: I am very glad for your clarification, your response has been a pleasant surprise. How would you calificate a man who has a factory with many workers who pay fairly, that allowes them to live well, create wealth tho his country but the factory dangerously pollutes? This is only a quiz question no farthest interpretation. Valid or invalid happiness? Thank you very much or your participation.
    • Feb 1 2014: W

      Your original statement made me chuckle ...

      Liked how your proposed distinction of Valid happiness as the short-time feeling of things being a-step-better . . for keeping our DNA alive.

      I would append that true valid happiness involves the feeling and the actuality of things being a-step-better . . for keeping our DNA alive. I hold that somethings within the pseudo-a-step-better (actually a-step-“worse”) ought not me be... as a whole yea I happen to agree with what you put into it... me being me with a bit of a bias towards cultivating positives rather than standing by and supporting opposites ... would invite you to consider "I promote valid happiness through having healthy food... constructing or cultivating the planet to be more conducive to keep, support and spread our dna alive ...
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        Feb 2 2014:
        Yes!We should "promote valid happiness through having healthy food... constructing or cultivating the planet to be more conducive to keep, support and spread our dna alive..."

        However, "the pseudo-a-step-better (actually a-step-“worse”) " wastes ABOUT 90% of the limited resources of our planet!

        So, we have to “oppose INVALID HAPPINESS”.
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        • Feb 2 2014: If you feed them a fish they eat for a day
          if you teach them to fish they eat for the rest of their lives
          ASSUMING there be fish to fish
          We got to educate them to care for the fish... as if each ones existence depended on each other subsisting ... kind of like plants and animals and insects coexists collaborating with each other...

          The thing with opposing something is that you need the something in order to oppose it... the way not to think of an apple is to think of something else...

          We certainly ought to figure out how to get 'the slobs' not to mess up nor dirty up the place... I think it has got to do with educating them to care for themselves and the place... thing is it seems most slobs will not even care to listen to themselves when it comes up to cleaning up ... maybe they need to be confined to a particular place till they get their act fixed-up... Maybe that's what we be doing here on earth...

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