Claudia Valdes

International Traffic Department, Diamonds International Corporation
Cozumel, Mexico

About Claudia

Bio

Hi, I'm from México, now I live in Cozumel and work for Diamonds International International Traffic Department. I think my personality is very complex, I guess is because I am the oldest of three sisters. I consider my self as a very supportive person, I love my friends and my family, and I am there when ever they need me. I like to think before act, and consider that values have been lost along the time, and that we should get them back to life, so we can built a better and stronger society.

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Accounting , Revenue Management, Human Resources, International Commerce

An idea worth spreading

We are all responsible for the future we have in common, we all bread the same air even if we are miles away or even if we speak different languages, we are all part of this planet, and is the only place, until now, where we can live on.

I'm passionate about

Lecture, I love to reed. I can pass my entire weekend reading and I am as happy as anyone could be. Love the fact that among books you can live and experience, I thinks that is what I like the most.

Talk to me about

Things happening around the world, I like to be informed.

People don't know I'm good at

Listening at others and giving advices hahaha.

My TED story

I discover this page thanks to my school, as an assigment in my master and I am really thankfull for that because I finally find a web site that congregates people around the world that is worried about what happens and tries to do something about it.

Comments & conversations

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Claudia Valdes
Posted about 2 years ago
Is it really possible to eliminate poverty around the world? or is it just an utopia?
Hi Anisha, maybe your idea of reducing the population may help, but we have to remember that in the Middle Ages, there were very few people compare to this days, and by then poverty all ready persist in the population. So I don't think the solution for the problem will be the reduction of the population just because. And in another hand, you say nations must be coerced to take protective measures, but I have to ask, who you think will be morally perfect to be able to manage the power of obligate an entire nation to do his will?, It is very difficult, and I think it could lead us to a dictatorship, such a great power can not be in the hands of few. I also don't think the elimination of the poverty will be seen by this generation, or the following ones in the short term. And honestly, I hope we don't see a war in the near future, at least in this part of the continent we haven't have an evidence of such thing. I think we must focus on what we can do to attenuate and try to diminished the impact of poverty across the world.
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Claudia Valdes
Posted about 2 years ago
What IF planet earth was just : One color, one race, one nation, one religion, one language ?
Hi Mireille. I find this subject very interesting. Actually, I was just thinking about this. I lived in a tourist island, where I can see people from all around the world just enjoying their vacation time, and it came to my attention the diversity of races that more often are seen forming a family, and this just brought me the question if one day in the future, we may create a new race just by combining all the existing now. If this happen, how the society will change? But as your question, If I would like to live in a place where we are all the same, I honestly wouldn't like it. Why? because diversity is what makes the human kind what it is. If you think about it, even in a relationship, both of the persons involved, are quiet different, because they complement each other. We learned about others thoughts, behave, ideals, culture (this very important), etc. It is true that this very same diversity have created a series of problems between nations, even between people from the same country, but I don't think that uniformity in the society will help much, because the very own nature of the human being. We need to learn from others, if not, growth will not be possible. Maybe, if we get to a point where people are somehow similar between each others, this wont last long, because there will always be someone that will not agree with the rest, and will created another tendency or way of thinking. What may be the solution? Understand, really UNDERSTAND, that we are different from each other, and that, if I think or act different, it doesn't necessary means that is not correct. Because you don't understand another person it doesn't mean he is wrong. What we need to do is bring back all the values that society has been putting aside, and start being tolerant with others. Everything starts at home, teach our children about tolerance, diversity and acceptance, and will be a greater society.
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Claudia Valdes
Posted about 2 years ago
Schools need to update their text books for higher, up to date, education.
Hi Debra, I think your idea of showing them all TED talks is good, but I think it should be as a complement of the education. We must not loose the importance of a book, even if it is digital. Here in Mexico, and I think in many other countries, we have a problem, people don't like to reed, they just want to know, but not make the effort of reading. Personally, I found reading the most revealing experience, why?, because it help us develop our imagination. I can give you an example of that, in the case of history, is not the same that a child can imagine who the World War I or II develop, than watching a film, because in the film he is watching the imagination of someone else, and he doesn't get the opportunity to imagine by himself. It is true that our society receives updated information almost by every day, and that we must find a solution, but I don't think the answer for that will be the elimination of the text book. Beside the text book, we have forgotten the importance of the teacher. The teacher in the classroom is the person in charge of the children education, if the teacher is not updated with the information just released, it doesn't matter how many changes a book may have, it will be worthless. That's why I think the change in this should start with our teachers.
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Claudia Valdes
Posted about 2 years ago
Is feminism right or wrong?
Hi Adam, In response to your question, Has feminism reached it's initial goal? I think we are in the process of getting there. I think the initial goals of the women that started the movement, was to make a breach for women, for equality between men and women. In the present it is true that women have more opportunities that we used to have, specially related with job opportunities, but the reality is that we are not there yet, we are not as equal as we should be. In my personal case, I work in an area dominated by men. I am the first women ever hired here in the department, because it was thought to be a man job. And my bosses just realize that is not true, I can do the job even better that some men that had been in the position in all the years the company has. I don't consider my self as a strong feminist, but my education and ideals are pro equality, and since I have suffered discrimination just for the gender, I think my answer to your question is that no, we haven't reach the main goal, that is equality.
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Claudia Valdes
Posted about 2 years ago
Could you use controlled reactions in a thermonuclear core to produce electricity? Would it be worth the possible meltdown consequences?
Hi Kevin. I don't know much about the subject. But what you are proposing isn't what is happening right now with the nuclear plants? They produce energy. And the risk of them are really high, let's see what just happened in Japan, or Chernobyl for that matter. Trying to resolve one problem with the chance of creating a major one is a great risk, specially if we have another sources of power that doesn't represent a risk for human kind, and that can be easily used.
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Claudia Valdes
Posted about 2 years ago
I don't believe government is an efficient tool for solving problems. I want my representatives to believe it can be, then prove it.
Hi David. I found your opinion very interesting. I'm from Mexico, and right now we are about to vote for our new president, and as you said, on side says they want to solve the problems, but the other side only gets in the way. Elections in Mexico this time had been a very critical situation for our country, It looked more like a sympathy contest. And the main problem is that people are becoming fanatics of one or other candidate. And they don't see the real person who is behind the image they tray to project. Because of all that I've been thinking a lot about the government and it's figures. And I came with the conclusion that we, the very own people from one country or another are the responsible for the course of our nations. We can not be waiting for one single person to correct all the problems that millions provoke. If we really want that the situation across the world to change, we must start in our own homes. Education is the answer, I am a strong believer of this statement. With education, we can transmit all the values that appears to be lost or forgotten, and that can help us to create better persons, resulting in better administrators and a better government.