Ousmane Camara

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About Ousmane

Bio

I believe that change comes from within and that our being on earth is not only to grow up, eat , sleep, expire our bodies and disappear. We have more to offer.

Languages

English, French, Portuguese

Areas of Expertise

General distribution, Import & Export, agricultur, Rice processing

An idea worth spreading

What is LOVE? Once we start getting an answer to this question, things in our life start getting another meaning! Is what we are doing in service of LOVE? If Yes, we shall keep on doing it; but if the answer is NO, then we should work on a better way to serve Life.

I'm passionate about

social networking; spirituality; education; human justice

Talk to me about

Anything relevant to make life better! Anything you feel like sharing that will make you feel good!

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Posted over 2 years ago
Paul Romer: Why the world needs charter cities
I believe you haven't gotten the clue of this video. People are already living in certain difficult situations, this charter city idea is just an alternative in accidental gathering of people. People will be coming, moving to this cities obeying to criterias of way of living, which will make a standard in the quality of life. We have lived, my emplyees and I for two years in a small colony around a project that I had in a remote area, and believe it, it has not been easy, but it worked well until the day we left. Some workers coming from the neighboring village even joined the colony and started going back home only to say Hi! at the end we had one marriage and two born before the project was closed. Even today, the villagers around are still missing us... So I do not believe this idea is any way utopic... it requires courage that many lacks today.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Paul Romer: Why the world needs charter cities
It will be one of the most incredible human activities to build these charter cities. One of the best way of controling the destruction of the quality of life. It will be as well a new way to educate on "how to live together". Maybe if we wait for rulers to do or implement these ideas, it will take decades before certain of them really put the necessary energy in making the idea a project. African countries have a particular social and legal situation. Up to now, in countries like the Ivory coast, the traditional chieves are the one who give the land for projects, then the government does the paperwork. So let's imagine a couple of billionaires putting together less than 1 Billion USD. How many cities of 5000 habitants they can create? a whole city's construction will not exceed USD 70,000,000.00 around here. You will have the people affording different level of cost of life to live in by the new rules... it's possible, but only need one or two crazy enough guy with money to give it a way!
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Posted over 2 years ago
How do we achieve gender equality?
I believe that we need fairer treatment related to gender. To a woman a treatment relative to her gender, and a man a treatment related to his. On the material plan or career related matters, we do need to admit there a big gap to feel in order to bring justice to the feminine gender. What we need is to give the right values to our children since their childhood, so they have in value respect for human capacity, whether we are men or women. Therefor, we should not be mixing up unjustice caused to women with natural and sensual habits of co-existing together: habits like "galantery" and "chevalery" that put a little spice in our everyday life... a woman should feel ashamed of showing tenderness or any other good caring showing her sensual nature. I believe rather in "Equity" than "Equality", because we all are different in all points of view, even within the same gender. So let's develop more the question "equity" which calls more for justice to each individual in our society in consideration of his qualities and weaknesses.
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Posted over 2 years ago
How can i fight addiction?
Hello Tatelyn, I do not think that there is a miraculous solution to this addiction. I am not a specialist in psychology, but I got to understand that most addiction arise when we want to feel gaps in our lives. I do not know the environnement you are living in , nor your age, because in order to understand your addiction, these are necessary details to hold. A first step to make in order to have less hookups to your computer will be to set an outdoor recreational activity, more human interaction (I mean face to face chatting). A little vacation away from home will help you. Make chit chat friends over the phone, it might be of some help. Once you find something as relevant to your life, you might give little time to computers. And one thing that beats all the world records of deconnection with old habits is: "FALLING IN LOVE". :)
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Posted over 2 years ago
Were China and Russia justified in vetoing the UN resolution for Syria?
Most of the countries at the frontline supporting military intervention are these ones who first sold to Sirya all the weapons Sirya is using to crush down his people. The one who are opposing the intervention are still selling weapons to Sirya. and yet no one has the courage to call them outloud ACCOMPLICES to the human tragedy taking place there. It is a very tricky situation, but how many of these are we to solve in the years to come? The bottom line is, we ought to revise the functionning of the UN and its missions. By doing so, we will reduce the influence of the US, Russia, France, United Kingdom, China, in making the decision for the world. A more equal world may evolve, as democracy is set there. Taht will be the greatest sign to show all the ruler of this world that things have changed for better.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Why do we need violence to transfer power?
Rhona, I believe domination is inherant to power use, so it's not a question of gender. Violence is more about the lack of faith in ourselves. Imagine the number of people living in a country compared to the number of military or police all put together. How come, so little control and submit so many? That's the essential question. About women domination, you have a clear exemple in northern europ countries, we can all see that they are ruling pretty much like men, but on certain subject they are more flexible and more compassionate. That is what makes a difference: "Compassion". In our society, we've been teaching so many things, but upto now, in our schools, we have no room for compassion; we are living that subject to the individual seek, which is an error. Pay attention to kids coming from loving family, they are more bound to transmit love than kids coming from violent family. Not that this is absolute, as many throughout life find their way of getting out of the egoistic cloud and straighten their path. But in general, giving love brings more love around. Violence is a way of solving matters when there is no more compassion in the basket of action. If we educate our children to be compassionate and less judgemental with differencies, we will be having a way better world in the next two generation. I have organised a weekly program for my kids to teach them compassion and discuss it. They are calling for it every sunday afternoon and they have invited a friend of them to join the group; they are only 10 and 8 years old. My point is that compassion can be taught, it's not created in us, but as we are all loving people at the base, we need to exercise our children to show and express it.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Were China and Russia justified in vetoing the UN resolution for Syria?
What is this life but a continuing education class. basically, I am aginst the "veto" system, because it weakens the action of the UN, and it is real sign of tyrany of the most powerful, or should I say, the tyrany of the most fearsome. I do not think that military intervention is adequate in Sirya, nor was it in Libya. Before flying and bombing populations and infrastructures in this country, one should ask about the outcome of the intervention in Libya. What is the conclusion there? I do not think that democratie is the answer, nor freedom. The occidental world should open in the UN a real democratic discussion on these subjects affecting the world peace and freedom. Unless, we attack the matters globally, nothing ever will be a success in these revolutions. We are in support of the people of Sirya because they have the right to choose their ruler, but what are we doing for the people of Saudi Arabia? When we will have an answer to that question, the siryan situation will find an happy solution. Let's note that before the protests started in Sirya, the siryan had 100 light years freedom than Saudies. No one is saying a thing there because the first to open his mouth will have the head cut. So let's face the truth, if it were to really solve the problem to the real benefit of the siryan, the UN should address "universal human rights" principle to all his members, including China and Russia. Then we'll see if they oppose a liberating action afterward.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Is it more better for people from a particular race or ethnicity or sex to follow the existing practices in their groups or explore new ways
I believe that we are experimenting new ways everyday of our lives. So to your question, I would say that there is no arm of trying new ways. Therefor, problem arises when one tries to impose on others their way and give no room to the feelings of the people they are forcing that way on. It takes us back to the mentality of the conqueror, that personage always thinks he is powerful, so he is right. That thinking is one that caused slavery to be a human practice for milleniums, that thinking is the base of slavery known from the fifteenth century, leading to colonisation, the various racial discriminations and tribalism we have experienced lately. New ways are to be explored and taught when they are found good to making lives better. Surely, it is never easy to succeed in new ways, but that's the way I believe one is called to tke when he wants to grow up both mentally and spiritually. I am part of a mixed couple, and God knows all the misunderstanding we've been through, but when I look at myself today, the little openness I show to people, my little respect for differences, I know it was worth it. Today, being an african, I relate to south america, my wife being brazilian, my kids being south american indian decents... that is a wealth that can never be traded in.
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Posted over 2 years ago
The Culture of Want; the Now generation
As Krishnamurty said, we are programmed. The program offered to our society during the last 60 years has been about "Consumming". Television openned up to commercial that will invite you to have just anything proposed in a way that there have been parallel between having and being. Thus, wanting to be mutated into wanting to have, conclusion: I am if I have. So it has become "legitmate" to want everything and now. A real dilemma...
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Posted over 2 years ago
How should economy system that comes after capitalism look like?
I do not have a clear idea on how would be the next system after the failure of capitalism, but I am sure it is failing. To set an hypothesis, we should look at the back bone of the system we are in, we are locked in a triangle with (speculative system), (military power), (Currency supremacy) in each angle. That figure is changing day by day,and as the global shift in thinking and way of living is ascending, military power will be having less and less influences on people's lives. We have a clear illustration in the people revolutions witnessed around the globe latetely. People prefer to die rather than staying in some kind of mind-jail. No one wants to live under dictatorship anymore. At first, we are fighting the military force than submit the people, second, we'll be fighting money power. Speculation has gone wild and created such a volume of imaginary money and wealth that no one can really tell you the line between dream and reality. the development of events shows us, that we are going down back to earth, and the economy will shrink up to his intrinsec realm. It will be a big shock, but those who are already down to earth will not be surprise. The majority of the people of the world being poor or with just enough money to make a living will stand the shift as they have very little to loose. The third point in the balance being Currencies supremacy, responding to the downsizing of the speculative volume of money created by "world casinos", NY, Paris, London, Tokyo, ect..., most currencies will loose their credibility, thus giving way to refuge in sources like gold and other precious metals. Natural ressources are the future's wealth. A country will be quoted rich or poor according to the quantity of ressource he has and no more how much imaginary money he can raise from his national casino. This is how I think the next economy system will look like, the procedures and details of functionning will set up naturally; human beings are king of adaptation.