Michael Barreto

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Michael

An idea worth spreading

I have a great many of those. But right now I want to watch a seminar on smiling. So to this I shall return.. Good tidings.

I'm passionate about

People, our connection not only to each other. But to our environment. I'm passionate about bringing an end to "I" and ego based mentality & celebrating the 'We"

Comments & conversations

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Michael Barreto
Posted over 2 years ago
What if we measure our progress with Gross National Smiling instead of GDP?
Krisztian actually poses a good point, not all people can READ a smile, there are those with facial blindness, & others with..I forget teh syndromes name but they have problems reading facial & emotional ques & actually have to be TAUGHT to do this. Simply smiling at them wouldnt help their cause & in turn should give us as smilers plenty of reason to reach out & do just that, appeal to their condition & in turn CONDITION their smiling. I..know what I mean though I don't know that I relayed it quite the way I'd liked. A philosopher & idea man I am, a great orator, ;) not so much. ;)
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Michael Barreto
Posted over 2 years ago
What if we measure our progress with Gross National Smiling instead of GDP?
Well, I think we should simply ask ourselves. What makes us smile now? Connectedness, to ourselves as well as our environment, we could see how we could improve on the social & mental well being of others as friends if not as, an extension of ourselves. We could do the same for our environments on small scales like neighborhood gardens to national scales like, a new monument, Made for the people, by the people. Just a thought. When doesn't charity or good will make others smile, we could create a group or committee made of of individuals from each nation providing to & for each nation on one level or another based on that nations needs. The ideas are as endless as teh people we look to bring smiles to. We need only the will, the way after that, is sure to come.