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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: Carolyn,

      I want to hear your singular story... In a way when I read what you wrote I saw myself reflected in your words... I too work on including a third options which takes the dualistic separate views and produces a deeper perspective... kind of like 3D views rather than separate flatland's views ... your mention of "spirituality and justice in lue of plagerism on the aspect of competition" reminded me of an Idea that I like to share... 'Competencias' is a Spanish word that can mean both 'competitions' (winner-looser confrontations) and/or 'abilities' (those who attain a proficiency and can accomplish the task win - the rest are in the learning process of getting it)... I even initiated writing a book where the hero motif would experience it all being both being an insider and outsider and a bit more... the story was a quest for truth; an adventure which involves a journey from the plains to the mountain top with lots of twists and turns on the way. My intent was to have a narrative where the hero confronted many situations and managed to advance a bit further towards the mountain top where truth was waiting for the hero to arrive. At that point I wanted the encounter to bring about an understanding that flowed throughout the stories and leads to an 'oh I now get that and this and everything in-between' leading to a full reconsideration of the whole story. I planed to use a framing what had as a sideline the notion of being 'against the control and power driven group' though it was more like being pro the order stemming from individual actions taken. Explaining how some first submitted to ridiculous form of worship and how some manage to follow better ways... I was to include the ways of being beneficially rich and wealthy so that one can appreciate everything as it ought to be... Leading to active individuals throughout each stage and moment. I was to include self-sutaining memes

      ( http://www.ted.com/conversations/22726/producing_run_of_the_mill_her.html )

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