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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 3 2014: Both the Talmud and the Koran say something like "if you save one life, it is as if you saved the entire world."

    The message in this common perspective, I believe, is related to Drew Dudley's TED message that we often do not notice or acknowledge in ourselves and others the smaller things we all do that can matter greatly in themselves but also when taken together with the actions of others.
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        Feb 3 2014: Paco, I made reference to these two compendia of moral teachings because of the length of those traditions rather than because of their presumed source.

        What called the principle to mind was that many people are very quick to discount "small" and quiet contributions others may be making "under the radar."
        • Feb 3 2014: Yeah Fritzie I understood so I proceed to delete my reply due to is a personal note and does not add any interest to the conversation.

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