Ayesha Sayed

Student, UAEU

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What's 'wrong' with the world? And what can we do about it?

After watching Tom Shadyac's documentary I am, I've been asking myself and others those 2 questions. I do realize that they're very broad but I'd love to hear what everyone has to say.

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    Jan 28 2012: I think there's nothing 'wrong' with the world... there is something 'wrong' with lots of people whose live here.

    I think that most of people are lost in the daily hurry, they work more and more to achieve career.. want to earn just to get rich.. thereby cease to notice ordinary people, they cease to respect others, they think only about themselves.. they equate happiness with material goods..do not know that happiness is not associated with what you have, but who you are.

    Anthony De Mello said: " Happiness is our natural state. To acquire happiness you don't have to do anything, because happiness cannot be acquired. Does anybody know why? Because we have it already. How can you acquire what you already have? Then why don't you experience it? Because you've got to drop something. You've got to drop illusions. You don't have to add anything in order to be happy; you've got to drop something. Life is easy, life is delightful. It's only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings. Do you know where these things come from? From having identified with all kinds of labels! Happiness is not something you acquire; love is not something you produce; love is not something you have; love is something that has you."

    And how we can change it... ?

    Mahatma Gandhi said: "You must be the change you want to see in the world"!
  • Jan 28 2012: Simply PRIDE,GREED AND LUST

    the only thing that we could do is fight the unjust and protect the abused,because sooner or later the abused will seek for revenge and they will just add up to the unending hatred in our world.

    I think Equality and humility is the answer,chastity and charity
    Simply LOVE
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    Jan 27 2012: Commenting on your support on this idea would help.
    http://www.ted.com/conversations/8860/tedfriend_colleague_finder.html

    One of the main issues we find here is that many have good ideas, but lack the support and counterparts to put their idea into action. So creating a site for finding/matching like-minded people within their local regions to help pursue ideas and/or form groups would help more ideas become reality.
    Much like the golden age of science, a number of people working together and thinking can create great outcomes.
    • Jan 28 2012: thats bloody great xavier.
      so what are your ideas in starting this kind of group or website?

      Why dont we all start now.Create an NGO for peace,because we are losing time.we need to act now
  • Jan 28 2012: Ayesha,
    What are your dreams for details of a better world? I think there is a lot of room for improvement. What would you like to see?