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Joe Delsen


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Can we have a singular worldview to rule us all?

I believe we can have singular worldview that can take any belief, any issue, any problem, any solution, any concern and see the meaning and relevance of all these and avoid many confusion and disharmony that plague us today.



Closing Statement from Joe Delsen

If you and I want to truly see this universal worldview, what our true freedom shows is that we can open our hearts and minds to any ideas that we perceive to be different or contradictory to our own set of principles and see how it translates into our own and realize that we do all have a universal worldview. The only difference is we express it in our diverse cultures and language. When we open our hearts and minds to care and understand, the hope and promise is we will see this universal worldview.

The ideal convergence of perspectives is our fundamental unity, barring that, let's start with our mutual interests - basic rights (food, shelter, education, healthcare, work, security) and universal principles - truth, justice, freedom, and the power of caring, hoping and trusting.

The essence of the belief system that I have grown into and the NDE which I would call the"anomaly" of all belief systems (belief systems being only based on "faith") and non-theist convictions (the anomaly of scientific evidence of higher dimensions) has so far shown me our fundamental unity.

This what I call "universal perspective" has given me consistencies and meaning to any TED talk, news or any information that I have encountered so far.

This is the basis of my intuition that we can transform our world, if we all keep an open mind to understand and an open heart to care, and translate all these into concrete actions.

  • Jun 12 2011: I think so, one day. I believe that this goal is still way beyond our times, though I definitely think that it is achievable. It reminds me of Kant's work, and his argument that there is an universal sense of reason that everyone can objectively agree to. This philosophy was expanded in Rawl's idea of the invisible veil. It might take a while, but a singular worldview seems inevitable to me.
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    Jun 11 2011: Hitler tried that once but no one understood his idea of world unification.Yes we can have a singular worldview to rule us all but even I am ready and you are ready and half of the world is ready some one some where will always raise doubt,queries ,questions why because we are all culturally different people.Some one down there in the comment box mentioned some thing about steak..we here in India don`t even know what it is .The 2nd problem is we don`t have a unified leadership ,like Germans had.Now don`t get confused because I am a great fan of Hitler`s charisma doesn`t mean that I admire his ideology .But there is no doubt that no one ever again in world`s history gain that power again which Hitler once had.We are separated not only with Ideas but also with cultures,food trends , fashion trends and lots of other things.India in it`s self is a great model for world unification because we have so many cultures living together but the draw backs of this unification is we are never actually together.We fight for every thing ,we fight for water ,we fight for reservations ,we are always fighting because it is a human tendency.We like unification for our own comfort and not for any peace or something.Unification gives us security but it also invade our comfort zone.We are ready to share till the extent we want to share but when we are forced to share we don`t want to share at all....so Joe.. unite people like you ,share your idea,form a group or organisation,get ready to left behind your belongings and share every thing then may be my friend you Idea may come true.
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      Jun 11 2011: I don't like his ideology either. Creating a master race and killing off "undesirables" isn't my idea of a worthy worldview.
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      Jun 12 2011: Hi there Vikas! You are right an appropriate description should be "a common worldview to rule our government and economic system". There is no singular political power but more like a multipolar world system that the BRIC nations like India are proposing. It's like United Nations working on the core structure of people-empowered government-business-economic system guaranteeing our basic rights like food, shelter, education, healthcare, work and security.

      This inter-global economic system is strengthened by truth (online government and economic information system for management and accountability), freedom of diversity, and justice (societal and national weakness control and reform mechanisms).

      We keep our local, regional and national cultural diversity because this is what will keep our union strong. Obviously we cannot do this with our current mindsets and lacking concern for our government. The reform starts with our hearts to ignite the level of our concern which will in turn inspire our minds to establish and maintain this new unified system. More details at http://bit.ly/ThePowerInfo.
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    Jun 11 2011: Of course we can , and the results is: we will be narrow-minded and confused and in the most time without any perspectives.
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      Jun 12 2011: Hi there Eduard! I apologize because my question needs clarification. This singular worldview is contributed by our common interests (our basic rights) and empowered by our common concern for all people and earth. We are narrow-minded in so far as our common interests are concerned. We are clear that we keep the freedom and dynamics of our diversity and our common singular perspective is the contribution of our different beliefs and convictions.

      We transform our systems at all levels. We make our systems right by (1) participating and voicing the clear mandates of our common interests in a singular powerful voice we call our government and (2) we make our economic choices help transform our economic system. All of these are possible today with our digital voice actively delivering our mandates in a eco-political system mirrored in the digital world. We don't have to wait every few years or so to deliver the right mandates and demand accountability.
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        Jun 13 2011: Hi Joe , I see better now what you meant to say .
        I think that we already have this singular worldview which is contributed by our basic rights (only with some cultural differences maybe), more than we have now (and which is 'gift' of nature to every of us) I don't think it's possible as a singular worldview , historically it is proved.
  • Jun 11 2011: Some people like there steak rare. some like it well done.
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      Jun 11 2011: I agree Jack, we can all enjoy the steak just the same. It's just that our preferences can go extreme that it can make us less healthy or can leave others with no steak to enjoy.