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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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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: Hello Paco, in response to your question I cannot be the judge of whether I have done something in my life to improve this world. However what I can say is that I strive each and every day to be positive, to treat others with respect and compassion, to listen to the concerns and aspirations of others, to not judge others, to help others to become the best they can possibly be. If my actions create for others something good in their life then I would suggest that I have done something to improve someone's life. I find that there are too many people in this world who are out for themselves and trying to make a name for themselves to move up the corporate ladder that they don't think about how their actions affect others. Thank you for this opportunity have a wonderful day.
    • Feb 1 2014: Lillian,

      Consider that you are bound to judge while free to choose how to do it.

      Whether you judge that you cannot be the judge of (x) or can be and happen to be and choose how to be makes a difference in the judgements you make. To be or not to be isn't the question that one ought to consider, the key resides in determining how to be and acting accordingly... I find that just about everyone wants to be happy, full filed, realized, valued, cherished... many seem to still need to learn how to accomplish these things.

      to improve this world. one can say/think/act in a way that strives each and every moment to be positive, to treat others with respect and compassion as they ought to be, to listen to the concerns and aspirations of others, to judge accordingly to what be best to do, to help others to become the best they can possibly be. If my actions serve others to create something good in their life great if they choose to do something else well at least I know my intention was benevolent and well-meaning... I would suggest that when one does something to improve one's life or another's life one has done something to improve the whole universe and a bit more.
    • Feb 1 2014: Hi Lillian and Very Welcome. First of all I wanna tell you have a pretty name and very musical in its pronunciation. Now I wanna tell you too that if a were a judge or I could give a rating I would give you a very high rate, you seem to be the class of person constructive and positive spreading good energy around you and such people are what make good triumph over evil., of course I understand you are doing a lot for a better world and I wish you all the successes. I am very glad for your contribution

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