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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 2 2014: i smile alot, i talk and engage in conversation with any strangers either in the bus, cafetaria etc.
    teach in a school and try to light up the classroom with positive thoughts etc, reduce my carbon footprint, by reusing items,use less electricity, walk etc

    i'm chatting here on TED too, learning from others.

    i don't know i have improve the world, but surely do know i have improve by engaging with people in my own world which happens to be part of the world you are referring to.
    • Feb 2 2014: Many thanks Uba. If you smile a lot it is a good symptom and a merit because not everyone knows how to smile or forgot to do it, look at the faces of people passing by the street, mostly reflect concern, sadness. Contribute to make the world better can be achieved with your attitude and joy and I think you are doing very, very well. You are welcome
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        Feb 2 2014: Thanks Paco, i agreed with what you said, to smile; it is such a priceless, simple and effective way to contribute and create a positive atmosphere. may i also say, seeing your profile picture,you look happy, that's a a great, good energy.
        • Feb 2 2014: Thank you my friend we are part of the community of smilers!!! One of the best in the world.
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      Feb 2 2014: Smiles are contagious.....be a carrier:>)
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          Feb 3 2014: Paco,
          I am sorry to hear that you label my smile like that of the Cheshire Cat, who is known for its "distinctive mischievous grin".

          As a human, I can certainly be playfully mischievous at times, and that is not the message I wish to send on a regular basis.
      • Feb 4 2014: Colleen I have proceeded to delete the Cat post. I sincerely regret the inconvenience, no more words about please. Best wishes.
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          Feb 4 2014: To the best of my knowledge, Paco, TED is an open, public forum, so it seems odd that you bring something into the topic, and then say "no more words about please".

          I had no intention of providing any more words about your post, because I clearly expressed my thoughts and feelings in a previous post:>)

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