Baruch Pappo

Alpharetta, GA, United States

About Baruch

An idea worth spreading

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Baruch Pappo
Posted 13 days ago
Clifford Stoll: The call to learn
Isn't he the one who wrote the article entitled Why the Web Won’t Be Nirvana in Newsweek? that said, and I quote "Then there’s cyberbusiness. We’re promised instant catalog shopping—just point and click for great deals. We’ll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obsolete. So how come my local mall does more business in an afternoon than the entire Internet handles in a month? Even if there were a trustworthy way to send money over the Internet—which there isn't—the network is missing a most essential ingredient of capitalism: salespeople." As he says, he's definitely not a futurist, but I would have loved him to be my kids 8th grade science teacher.
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Baruch Pappo
Posted over 2 years ago
Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?
I disagree with the fundamental premiss of the model, that individuals have no core. I think we each have a core that defines the basis, or starting point, of who we are and who or what we can become or achieve. However, I do agree that our environment, life experiences and circumstances can make us evolve over time for the better or worst. As the speaker mentioned, there was a group of musicians playing prior to him speaking and no matter how hard he practiced he could never be as good as they are, it's because of talents that they possess and are part of their core. So to me that sounded contradictory to his fundamental premiss that individuals have no core. That said, I still believe that individuals can change and do evolve over time willingly or not willingly (depending on their particular experiences and circumstances).
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Baruch Pappo
Posted about 3 years ago
Jeremy Gilley: One day of peace
Wars have been part of human history since the beginning of time. The legitimacy of governments to wage war to resolve a conflict should be considered criminal and their leaders criminals, in all cases without exceptions! Any change requires a long process taken in small steps. We can’t change the world in one day. Jeremy’s noble efforts are a step in the right direction.
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Baruch Pappo
Posted about 3 years ago
What will you do to make peace on September 21?
Jeremy Gilley, your effort to promote world peace is extraordinary and your passion evident. I think you should be the next winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, you deserve it. Not to mention that it would add exposure and help the cause.
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Baruch Pappo
Posted over 3 years ago
David Hoffman: What happens when you lose everything
I guess there are insensitive people with negative energy everywhere, like Jorre Borre, even on TED. Obviously, it's a product of: "a father who's a fundamental evangelist, he's never going to completely accept you if you don't share his faith. You not being part of the same faith will either pain him until his death or he'll choose to somewhat 'disconnect' from you, creating at least somewhat of an emotional abyss between the two of you" I guess that scarred him for life, combined with some "loco" genes = Jorre Borre