Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Afrik Designers. / ("Building The Infrastructure For African Culture.")

Stage of Idea start-up stage

Explain your idea in details:

Afrik Designers is a start-up retail that will be officially launched in March 2021,here in the confluence city of Lokoja_Nigeria,to design and manufacture African print fabrics for the new generation of Africans and anyone who wants to explore what Africa has to offer.We are carefully registered with the Nigerian authorities.Our-niche is to create apparels that are office-ready and by so-doing,incrementally ensure global visibility for African native apparel.The fashion-industry is one where there are various range of available customers of both sexes and ages.Therefore our target market cant be restricted to just a group of people,but all those who wants to explore what Africa has to offer.In view of that, we have conducted our market research and we have ideas of what our target market would be expecting from us.From the result of our marketing strategy,we would be engaging in our fashion design business in order to cater to the following groups of people;Music and movie celebrities,Business People,Government officials,Models,Male and female adults.We felt there was a gap in the market as most of them are often disappointed due to the design which are Purely done and delivered late.So we decide to solve this problem by providing them with quality clothing using African print fabrics.We offer this products at reasonable prices with exemplary services.Our customers wanted high-quality clothes that fits well and also caters,both to local trends as well as international.We will be deploying the right technology that will help us become efficient in producing the right designs to them.In five years our-mission is to outfit every man who wants to look sharp and smart.Our-Vision in five years is to establish Afrik-Designers_brand as Africa's premier online fashion retailer,serving a global customer base,offering a wider product assortment and category offering and have further built out our technological-capabilities to provide exceptional customer experience,the best.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

We are very passionate about the UN Sustainable Development Goals especially (GOAL 8 and Goal 9), and as we start-up We look forward to develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all. As Global unemployment increased from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, of which about 75 million are young women and men. Nearly 2.2 billion people live below the US$2 poverty line, many hundreds of millions of them in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia. Poverty eradication is only possible through stable and well-paid jobs. So we intend to give back to the society in two ways: The first one is through "Job Creation" in that we provide jobs and training to local craftsmen and artisans in other to reduce unemployment in our communities. And secondly theres "Empowerment," in the sense that we focus on empowering youth and women especially within the Apparel Manufacturing Teams (AMT). As a social start-up Our mission is to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals in providing continuous training to up-skill our craftsmen to be able to produce world-class products and increase their employability. Within 5 years our target is to reach 10, 000 young people across Nigeria to creates viable impact and some of them will be jobs creators like we. But we cannot do this alone. We intend to partner with the government, private sectors, civil societies and start-ups alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations. And Finally allow me to Put an emphasis on some of our best value that we care about. That is education, Innovation and sustainability.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Afrik Designers is a business started and run by two friends, my humble self Umar Imam and my co-founder, Cynthia Mbamalu we are both fashion designers with a degree in business.We used to dream a lot of the future, sharing life perspectives and it is so pleasant how our desires are converged to become a common vision. And so we have decided to seek for several sources whilst looking for funds in starting our business. We have therefore decided to restrict the sources of start-up capital to 5 major sources. Therefore the areas which we intend to generate our start-up capital; Generate part of our start-up capital from our personal savings. Source for soft loans from family members. Apply for loan from the bank. Apply Grant For Start-up business. Apply for loan from a private investor. N.B: We have been able to generate the sum of $20,500 from our personal savings. We sourced for the sum of $10,000 from our family members and friends. We applied for a loan of $110,000 from our commercial bank. All the approving documents needed in ensuring that the loan gets credited to our business account have been signed. The bank loan is expected to be repaid in 5 years at a 2% interest rate. Also, we approached a private investor in the fashion industry, who is interested in mentoring us whilst also giving us a loan of $50,000 for our business. To ensure that our business grows to the standard that we intend for it, we intend to re-invest our profits back into the business. This act will enable us boost our bottom line and ensure that we can suitably expand when we need to. Our re-investment strategy is carefully planned as we also intend to pay back our loans during this period.

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Your profile

My names are Imam Umar Awwal,I'm 21 years old.I'm an indigene of (Ofu) Local Government in Kogi State_Nigeria.I'm a self taught tailor with a passion for Arts & craft.I come from a family of entrepreneurs, and growing up,I saw first-hand the challenges of growing a business and initially I was more attracted to a structured 9-5 job.Along the way,I realised that the roles I enjoyed most professionally were the ones that were entrepreneurial.Before starting my business as a Fashion Entrepreneur,I was working full time in a private company where I was the Customer Relations Manager and also did a bit of business development. During this time I Sewed and designed clothes as a side hustle in my apartment.I always wore my designs to the office and I got a lot of amazing comments and I even made pieces for some of my colleagues and received a lot of referrals from them.It got to a point in my life where I felt like I wanted to do more,I wanted to stop rejecting orders because my 9am-5pm job was very tasking and it didnt give me the time to take as many orders that I would have loved to have taken.In my quest of becoming more and doing more I decided to resign from my corporate job and face my fashion business full time,and I later resigned just to follow my passion and created a company which will serve as a source of employment for other young men and women like me.It has been an interesting,challenging and also a rewarding journey so far.I honestly dont have any regrets quitting my job to run my fashion business.In life you either work for others or work for yourself,and I chose the WAY to work for myself which also means working for the Society.

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October 24, 2020 22:02

Hello,

I think it's okay with you!!
I appreciate your idea, with a view to contributing to global development.
The implementation of our project ideas is usually done easily as soon as we have the necessary means. Besides the implementation of our project ideas, we have to think about its sustainability. How can I prevent my business from going bankrupt? We must also think about the proper functioning of its business, about maintaining good coordination within our companies. All the same, we should focus on good regulation both inside and outside the company in terms of the costs and services that we will provide. Thus, we must think of a good appreciation of our products by the public. Ultimately, we must take care to put forward our project ideas while structuring a sustainability scheme, since setting up a business is one step, and ensuring that it does not go bankrupt is another.

Best regards with your idea; This is my support for your!!!

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18291/

October 23, 2020 17:31

Good day friend

At this point, it will be helpful to take another look at the relationship between the terms entrepreneurship and business administration. While the latter describes the organizational and administrative aspects of business, I propose that we use the term entrepreneurship to highlight the creative, innovative components of establishing a new business.

Would really appreciate your vote

October 20, 2020 21:39

It is admirable that you are promoting African culture through attire. We have very unique fabrics across the continent. Hoping that your idea will show the rest of the world that Africa is indeed a beautiful continent that has a lot to offer in terms of fashion. All the best!

October 19, 2020 16:40

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:39

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:39

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:38

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:38

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:38

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:38

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:38

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:38

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:38

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:38

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure, not higher fortune, but deeper felicity. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:37

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:37

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:36

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:36

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:36

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:36

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:36

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:36

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:36

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:36

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:35

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:35

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:35

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:34

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:34

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:34

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:34

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:34

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:34

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:34

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:32

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I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:32

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:31

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:31

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:31

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:31

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:30

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:30

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:30

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

Hate the sin, love the sinner. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:29

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There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever

October 19, 2020 16:29

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There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever

October 19, 2020 16:28

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There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever

October 19, 2020 16:28

I have glanced through your idea and I love it. It is so innovating and I believe your idea can sustain the world.
I will like to support your idea with this quote.

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever

October 19, 2020 16:24

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My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:24

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My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:23

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My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:23

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My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:23

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My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:23

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Service without humility is selfishness and egotism. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:22

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Service without humility is selfishness and egotism. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:22

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Service without humility is selfishness and egotism. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:22

.I have gone through your unconventional concept and I really like it. best of luck in your implementation. I would support it with this quote

Service without humility is selfishness and egotism. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:22

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Service without humility is selfishness and egotism. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:19

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It is easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:18

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It is easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:18

.I have gone through your unconventional concept and I really like it. best of luck in your implementation. I would support it with this quote

It is easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:18

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It is easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 16:17

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It is easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone. Mahatma Gandhi

October 19, 2020 14:40

Hello!
As teen entrepreneurs, we know how hard it is to find opportunities to earn funds and grants. Struggling with this in the past few months, we researched about databases that can help identify funding opportunities, and we wanted to share them with you! We really hope it helps in funding your Afrik Designers idea in the future :)

The Global Innovation Exchange posts competitions and grants for entrepreneurs worldwide, which you can narrow down by country, focus area, and keywords that fit your innovation. Gofundme Creative Fundraiser is also a great platform for earning funds; with users hailing from 19 countries, Gofundme gives you access to a large number of diverse potential funders.

We hope these resources help. If you have time, we would extremely appreciate it if you could 1 comment on our entry here: entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Keep up the great work!

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Paul Onuh

October 18, 2020 18:45

@Umar imam
@Afrik Designers / ("Building The Infrastructure For African Culture.")

Dear Umar,

In reply to on your comment on Oct10, 2020 22:03.

I have been through your start-up plans. I see that it should go a long way, and hopefully become a notable fashion brand in Nigeria, towards the foreseeable future.

I myself will really love to put on a readymade local outfit in due time, but hopes to try out yours someday.

Right now, things are expensive within the country, but try to make your products quite affordable, to a bare minimal.

This would go a long way towards standing you out amongst your contemporary in no time. Finally, I will like to say, your idea is also viable.

Sincerely yours,

Paul,

October 18, 2020 12:41

Greetings from Kazakhstan! I have found some interesting materials, and I would like to share them with you

1) Undoubtedly, funds will be needed for you (as you already said) to complete this wonderful idea on a full scale. I would like to advise international funds such as The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), Call for Proposals: Actions to Boost the Development of Finance Markets for Social Enterprises GroFin: Small and Growing Business Fund. You can also take part in contests such as School Enterprise Challenge: Join the movement to build Business Skills!
2) I would recommend you to read a number of books that will contribute significantly to your knowledge about business. They are "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic" by Stephen R. Covey, "How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business: Unexpected Rules Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know" by Jeffrey J. Fox, and "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
Best regards
Dilnaza

October 18, 2020 12:32

Hello! Your project is extremely innovative, but I would like to suggest some specific advice. Some of them require making choices. And often this choice is really baffling.

1. MVP versus Ideal Product
1.1. "When you launch a project, you can never tell in advance how the market will react to it. Your vision for your product is a hallucination. No need for fantasies. Start with MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and then use Lean Startup (a set of short iterations). This is the only way to create all successful companies. As a result, you yourself will be surprised to see the business you have created. "

1.2. "People don't know what they really need. A poll from the late 17th century showed that passengers desire faster horses. Only Ford, the genius of foresight, gave the world a puffing iron monster called a car."
"No user in the world saw an iPhone until the genius of Steve Jobs completely, from start to finish, formed and brought to the market the perfect product. A few months before the iPhone was released, Jobs ordered a complete overhaul of the product. He did this only because the smartphone that was almost gone into production did not suit the only user - Steve. Smartphones existed before the iPhone, and they all failed. The reason for the failures is simple - the electronics weren't good enough. Do you know what these were the firms and models? It is true that no one remembers these names. "
"Clients simply are not able to desire something completely new - they only know the familiar things."
"For a fund like Sequoia Capital to invest in you, you must have a Strong Vision. Your idea should be bold, strong, initially worked out, breaking the established stereotypes. Therefore, initially she will be hostile and resisted. Forget about any user, even a Stanford professor, giving you product advice. People will call your service gibberish. This is normal for a disruptive startup. The new scares people. But you mustn't give up. "
In general, don't listen to customers. Believe in yourself. You must know what to do.
Such is the advice from respected investors, backed up by facts. Very reasonable. Old Steve can't be wrong.

3. Singles versus team
3.1. Alone, you are doomed. The Y combinator (Harvard among accelerators) simply does not accept startups with fewer than two team members. And for good reason. First, if you are alone in a team, then you cannot convince even your friend to believe in your product. Needless to say about the whole market. Second, the to-do list for a successful launch is too long for one person. There will be neither time nor competence. You will have to program, draw designs and sketches, prepare pitches, presentations, engage in networking, accounting, open a company, and understand contracts. Isn't the list too long even for Alexander the Great?
Plus, Bill Gates had Paul Allen. Larry Page has Sergey Brin. Jobs has Wozniak. That says it all. Need more arguments? But:
3.2. Nginx is a complex piece of software written by one person. Dropbox, whose capitalization exceeded 10 billion, Drew Houston launched alone, and then frantically searched for a co-founder. And finally, Nikola Tesla - this name alone says a lot.

You should feel that you can turn the world around even alone. Otherwise, you won't succeed with the whole team.

4. To take or not to take money from investors?
4.1. You will be committing a crime against your project and against your team if you do not take the investors' money at the moment they are offered to you. Paul Graham. Startup guru. Master Yoda Y-combinator.
"Markets move in a sinusoidal manner. From time to time they are in a fever with the financial crisis. Force majeure happens. These are tough times. Even if you are doing well financially now, take the money. Then they will press you, but nobody will give you money. The project may show negative dynamics in the future. A financial cushion made of banknotes will help you survive difficult times and overcome the "Valley of Death". Otherwise, a crisis will break out, and you will die with your 100% of the company. "
As he looks into the water. Valuable advice. We must follow. But:
4.2. "Don't take investors' money. Fight for the project to the last ruble without surrendering to greedy financial tycoons. Develop on your own as long as a crumb of bread remains in the house. The percentage of your company that needs to be given back in return for investment is too valuable. Today you will give 35% for a million dollars, and tomorrow you will be begged to take 100 million dollars for 3.5%.
"You have to be an idiot to mindlessly throw away a share in a project for some candy wrappers that will still go down the drain."
And remember: "The temptation to give up will be especially strong shortly before victory." Indeed, even Buddha could not have put it better.

5. At what age to start?
5.1. "A million dollar business on the network can only be built by a person who does not yet know that this is an unattainable goal." A successful startup is always a step beyond the existing one, it is building a new world. Only young people have a fresh perspective on things. Only young people see problems that people over 25 simply do not have. Can you think of SnapChat at 40? Names like Zuckerberg, Page and Brin, Kalkanis are clearly signaling the market to invest in the young.
5.2. "An old horse will not spoil the furrow." Young people learn from their mistakes for a long time, and this process is costly for the company. Building a successful business requires wisdom that comes only with experience. Examples of Jack Walsh, Larry Ellison, who built a business at only 35, show the benefits of experienced people. Statistics show that people over 40 are 80% more successful than young people.
"When we invest in young people, our money goes to their education. The team fails, the business will collapse. Then they start a new company, using the experience gained. After several similar iterations, the older founders finally have a successful business. The wise investor will only invest at this moment. "

6. Do only what you know well. Versus. Discover the unknown: treasures are waiting for the horizon
6.1. "Launching a startup is like jumping off a cliff and trying to build an airplane in flight." Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn Creator, Billionaire, Investor). Throw yourself into battle, do the incomprehensible. In the modern world, competition is so intense that all known problems have already been resolved. If thousands of people know about the problem, then you do not have the advantage of a pioneer. The largest companies pay millions of analysts to report known issues. After that, the giants cast thousands of their employees to solve these problems. Everyone wants to make money. You cannot compete with Google. Therefore, tackle only those problems that analysts will never know about. How to do it? Only by engaging in a completely new direction in which no one has experience, including you. You will be the first to gain experience in the process.
6.2. Do only what you know well. Successful start-ups are obtained solely on the inside, on a deep knowledge of the industry. Long-term work in some areas gives a person an understanding of problems that others simply do not see. You need to quickly overcome the "Valley of Death" and make a profit. It is an unaffordable luxury to waste resources on experimentation. For every Columbus, there are thousands of seafarers still feeding fish at the bottom of coral reefs.

7. Know your monetization or just attract users
7.1. Before starting the project, decide on how the service will make money. Do you have a ton of users, cool retention (return) and insane growth that Facebook never dreamed of? Wait to rejoice, history remembers a ton of these failed companies. As a rule, they sell a ruble for 10 kopecks. For example, free services for uploading pictures and inserting to forums, services for free uploading files - such projects are rapidly gaining popularity, but, like two-hundred-kilogram boars, they constantly consume the capacity of server disks and the bandwidth of your communication channels. Soon, losses start to amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. And so it will be until you run out of money. After all, closing such a traffic project for a startup is worse than stepping on your throat.
More examples - YouTube's appetite was reaching a million dollars a day before it started bringing in the first cent. It's good that it was acquired by Google, which had that kind of money. A lot of YouTube's competitors just went broke. Or recall Groupon, which sold other people's services at half price - soon restaurants, whose revenue fell sharply, refused to serve customers at half price.
7.2. The main commandment of Silicon Valley investors is that a project should focus on only one thing at a time. Growth or monetization. The combination is equal to death. Making a profit from a project that has no users is problematic. So forget about monetization and only think about user growth and retention. We will give you the money. Look who has taken over the Internet now - giants like Pinterest, which has reached billions in capitalizations without even thinking about making money. You know, when you're big, they just buy you for that. As was the case with the hopelessly unprofitable Tumbrl (Yahoo bought it for a billion). In our world, it is important to be a big hippo. Nothing else matters. Instagram, SnapChat, WatsApp, Viber and others like them. There is a tendency that is criminal to ignore. The rest of the world just doesn't understand anything about the internet. Just create a project that users will love, and the money will come to you.

8. Is a technical director needed right from the start?
8.1. From the very first day you found a startup, you need a good CTO. Better if it is a genius with Asperger's syndrome. A quiet type, avoiding people and spending the whole day at the computer simply because he has nothing else to do. Such a person can hack the Pentagon network in three days, asking for only two burgers and a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola.
If you start without those. director, then your project will fail. You just waste a lot of time, initial motivation (fuse is very important), but you can never do cool tech stuff, and your service will go down at the first load. You will have to rewrite all the code, and this is at the moment when the money has already run out, and competitors saw your takeoff and copied your service in two and a half days.
Freelancers will begin to blackmail you, realizing how much you need a new function, and will take the project hostage. One crafty freelancer can suck a hapless startup's wallet dry. As a result, the latter will go around the world with a cart, taken away from the nearest supermarket.
Quality paid development is a utopia. For example, Indians (inexpensive literate freelancers) confuse a footer with a header. Think for yourself, your English is a foreign language and theirs too. Broken phone in a square. Belarusian developers will take money and disappear, realizing the opacity of legal boundaries.
After all, there are many more gifted technical directors than there are good entrepreneurs with ideas. I will tell you exactly. Just look at GitHub - how many talents there are who mold beautiful dummies, and do not find use for their technical genius. They need an entrepreneur with an idea, they themselves are looking for such.
8.2. Why do you need a CTO? You can always hire a freelance student or start a WordPress startup like Groupon did. Jumla to help you. Are you not talking seriously? Are you a serious entrepreneur yourself? Most of the hypotheses are tested with DruPal.
Pinterest was made by non-tech guys. Yes, they changed several development teams, but they knew what they were doing and in the end they won. As the project grows, those. You will need a director, but first you need to do more realistic things. You can't find a good programmer during the day with fire. Skilled guys work for large companies. Headhunters from IT giants are setting up surveillance and round-the-clock surveillance of the homes of specialist coders. As soon as programmers step outside their home, they are immediately seduced by multi-million dollar contracts. Recruiters shake puffy checkbooks in front of them and even show them pictures of yachts that will become the property of programmers after just three years at Google. So don't even dream. Look, the Silicon Valley forums are filled with sobs from founders who can't code. It gets to the point where founders with a design or economics background start learning Ruby or Python themselves. There is nothing to do. The best way out is the friendly guys from India. Take it inexpensively.
Such is the advice. Sounds reasonable. Looks logical, especially if you remember 8.1.

9. Work with or without rest
9.1. Work hard around the clock, otherwise you will achieve a result called "nothing." Bloomberg, who became a billionaire and mayor of New York, early in his career at a brokerage firm worked even during lunchtime, when everyone else went out to eat hot dogs and drink coffee. How many of his colleagues do you think became millionaires? That's right, only he is alone.
In the Y-combinator, it is recommended to close at home and not go outside in the first couple of months of work on the project. Don't go out at all. Order food at home and invite housekeepers. Of course, do it over the Internet.
Do you have a family or a girlfriend? The startup is prohibited from knowing these terms.
9.2. Strike a balance. Mandatory time for rest, family and friends is necessary - this will allow you to collect your thoughts and simply increase your work efficiency.
Do you know the story about the driven horse? Or about sharpening an ax. Two foresters argued who would cut down 10 larches faster. One rolled up his sleeves, and only the chips flew. And the second will chop, chop, and then sharpen the ax. So the second one won. It says a lot.
Not only will you be left without money in case of failure, you will also lose all your friends and family. Think about it. The moral support provided by the family cannot be overemphasized.

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October 17, 2020 15:21

Just as scientists have time and again solved many of humanitys problems, for example by mitigating famine and disease that plague third-world nations, they now must solve the worlds next biggest problem.

October 17, 2020 15:20

It is also undisputed that without reliable renewable energy sources to replace rapidly disappearing combustible fuels, the future of all human kind is jeopardized.

October 17, 2020 15:20

Without access to cheap energy, developing countries will not implement modern agricultural, manufacturing, information, and communication capabilities, thereby trapping themselves in economic stagnation.

October 17, 2020 15:19

Liberias problems are by no means unique. About one third of the Earths population has no access to electricity, and for many more people electric power remains an unaffordable luxury. Every year the poor spend the equivalent of over 35 billion USA dollars in kerosene lighting and disposable batteries

October 17, 2020 15:17

On the street, trucks spewed thick black smoke that choked the air. I held my breath and hoped that no one would use the darkness as a cover for crime. During the following two weeks, as I helped conduct high school science workshops for Liberian students,I witnessed a broad range of problems afflicting the West African failed state. And in that time, I made the decision to devote my future career as a scientist to solving them

October 17, 2020 15:17

Only twenty hours after I took off from JFK airport in New York, I was behind the barbed wire fence of a hotel in Liberia in total darkness and stifling heat. The electrical generator had stopped working. It was an unreliable substitute for the power grid that had been destroyed during the 14-year-long civil war.

October 17, 2020 15:15

In conclusion, the better world I envision will be created not by the achievements of science, but rather by the hearts of people.

In conclusion, the better world I envision will be created not by the achievements of science, but rather by the hearts of people.

October 17, 2020 15:14

This is certainly a difficult task. However, if we do not do it now, I think it will be too late. All humans have desire for benefits; this cannot be helped. But by controlling that feeling, and by starting to think about others, I believe change is possible. When that change of mind brings about change in science, I believe we will begin to see a better world.

October 17, 2020 15:13

feel that right now we need to stop thinking about I and start thinking in terms of You. If we do not develop science with a selfless spirit, we would not be able to create science that is truly for the good of the world.

October 17, 2020 15:13

Civilization has made remarkable advances, and these reflect human progress. Along the way, however, people lost sight and became only able to see themselves. As a result, we see disparity of wealth and gaps between nations.

October 17, 2020 15:12

I have been thinking about what science should do, but during the process, I realized that humans come before science. It is humans that develop science, and it is humans that use science. In other words, science is a creation of humans. Then the role of science must be the role of humans. In order to build a better world, however, human beings must change first.

October 17, 2020 15:11

. I want to be involved in the development of excellent science that would be really useful for the world science that would have an impact on all of humanity.

October 17, 2020 15:09

The state of the world is not as good as we think it is. In order to improve global conditions, therefore, we must proactively explore ways to make best use of scientific accomplishments. I myself too, would like to engage in such research when I become an adult.

October 17, 2020 15:09

If we are really concerned about the world, we should visit different places themselves, experience life there, and create science that could remedy the problems found in such areas. If that is not possible, we should at least do our best to collect information and understand the current conditions of the world.

October 17, 2020 15:08

What should we make out this situation? Even if people say that they are dedicated to helping the world, they are dedicated to helping themselves after all.

What should we make out this situation? Even if people say that they are dedicated to helping the world, they are dedicated to helping themselves after all.

October 17, 2020 15:07

Personally, I believe that it is only good for a small number of developed nations. This is evident if you look at how science progresses in a way that is completely irrelevant to the plight of developing regions and nations. In other words, people who are advancing science have only themselves in mind.

October 17, 2020 15:06

Science is useful yet, if its use is misguided, it will end up going in a bad direction. Today, science itself is evolving and changing rapidly. We often hear that science is for the good of humanity, but can we really say that it is for all humanity?

October 17, 2020 15:06

Take nuclear power as an example. Presently nuclear power is used to produce energy, and because it has great power we are able to obtain a large amount of energy from it. But if this tremendous power is misused, terrible consequences will follow. An atomic bomb was actually dropped on Japan, killing many and leaving serious aftereffects on peopl

October 17, 2020 15:05

Ultimately, the DSI will help to build a better and stronger science innovation system for the twenty-first century

What kind of world would truly be a better world? It would certainly be a peaceful place where there is no war; however, I believe that the future direction of the world will depend on science.

October 17, 2020 15:04

Ultimately, the DSI will help to build a better and stronger science innovation system for the twenty-first century

What kind of world would truly be a better world? It would certainly be a peaceful place where there is no war; however, I believe that the future direction of the world will depend on science.

October 17, 2020 15:03

Secondly, students who develop a strong passion for science will be able to establish, nurture, develop and follow their chosen paths through life from an early age, hence, not only setting themselves up for a brighter future ahead, but also bringing us the enhanced ability for positive change through our leaders of tomorrow.

October 17, 2020 15:03

Applyingthe DSI in this way will allow for two major outcomes. One, students will be granted a wider awareness of science and technology from an earlier level, and will thus be able to acknowledge, address and act on pressing issues within the community.

October 17, 2020 15:02

Creative: This last section allows youths and scientists to explore their creative side in areas such as entertainment, gaming and sporting technology.

Creative: This last section allows youths and scientists to explore their creative side in areas such as entertainment, gaming and sporting technology.

October 17, 2020 15:02

will search for new ways of reducing our impact on society, through programs such as biocatalysis (the manufacturing of renewable sources for sustainable development) and enhanced biomimicry.

October 17, 2020 15:00

Eco: This area deals with the conservation and protection of the biological, earth, and environmental sciences. Children will learn to appreciate and care for the ecosystem, while scientists

October 17, 2020 14:59

, thus striving for harmony among diverse peoples and cultures. At a youth level, the development of user-friendly digital and ICT programs is to be addressed, which will serve to stimulate and improve kids learning, organisational, and analytical thinking skills necessary in later life

October 17, 2020 14:58

Digital: In the information age, the advancement of safer global media and communications networks required for 21st century research is integral. This research will enable open collaboration, conferencing and communication across borders

October 17, 2020 14:57

Power: This area explores alternative, eco-friendly land, aero and aquatic propulsion technologies and power sources. At a higher level, areas of research could include the enhanced study of magnetics (polarities) to provide reliable propulsion/power technology, and the development of nanotechnology to support the power industry

October 17, 2020 14:57

It is called the Dynamic Science Initiative (or DSI) and is centred on five main categories of science, (Power, Digital, Health, Eco, Creative) to be applied as a whole unitinto the education system from a secondary schooling level.

October 17, 2020 14:56

It is called the Dynamic Science Initiative (or DSI) and is centred on five main categories of science, (Power, Digital, Health, Eco, Creative) to be applied as a whole unitinto the education system from a secondary schooling level.

October 17, 2020 14:55

to professional human-aid experts developing new novel-cell therapy technologies, my projectedscheme encompasses every level of science in a generalized, yet radical, notion.

October 17, 2020 14:55

Thus, the strategy I seek to employ involves a holistic, comprehensive approach to bettering scientific communities. Right from aspiring kids acquiring analytical thinking skills through the use of specially-tailored ICT programs

October 17, 2020 14:54

, it is important that we, as members of the global community, create an awareness of the current inadequacies within society, in turn becoming empowered to employ innovative initiatives [and play leading roles in them] to address and rectify these current short-falls.

October 17, 2020 14:53

, it is important that we, as members of the global community, create an awareness of the current inadequacies within society, in turn becoming empowered to employ innovative initiatives [and play leading roles in them] to address and rectify these current short-falls.

October 17, 2020 14:52

According to the United Nations, 2001-2010 is the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World while 2005-2014 is the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. In order to nurture both of these values,

October 17, 2020 14:52

It is time that people around the world come together in the name of science and technology to help break down the international, racial and cultural barriers between people, and to focus their combined efforts into changing the world for the better.

October 17, 2020 14:51

Despite the advancements made by our past and present-day scientists, it is clear that science in our communities needs refinement. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided me

October 17, 2020 14:50

If we as global citizens are to achieve this vision of growth and development, it is integral that unified action is taken at local, national and international levels by everyone in order to achieve solutions to our common aspirations.

October 17, 2020 14:49

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination John Dewey. As people around the world strive for the increased growth of society, it is becoming increasingly evident that science and technology play key roles in addressing the needs and challenges we face in the modern world, every day of our lives.

October 17, 2020 14:49

As a child I often caught tadpoles and crawfish, played Tarzan on a thick rope tied from a tree branch, and got covered in mud as I played in nature. In order to allow the next generation to experience and enjoy the same smell of soil and greenery,

October 17, 2020 14:47

Filters are currently used in many ways. If the efficacy of chloroplast could be incorporated into these filters, they could reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during combustion of fossil fuels. Installing such filters on all exhaust outlets could have a huge effect. We have to continue coming up with ways of converting carbon dioxide emissions into oxygen.

October 17, 2020 14:46

. On a farm, for example, lining cattle sheds and so forth with fabric made of these fibers could help to reduce the carbon dioxide emitted when animals breathe.

October 17, 2020 14:46

. On a farm, for example, lining cattle sheds and so forth with fabric made of these fibers could help to reduce the carbon dioxide emitted when animals breathe.

October 17, 2020 14:45

Moreover, a system could be created to collect used chloroplast gels and utilize them as compost in much the same way as leaves.

Moreover, a system could be created to collect used chloroplast gels and utilize them as compost in much the same way as leaves.

October 17, 2020 14:43

The chloroplast gel would then be inserted into this pocket. The chloroplast would be made so that it is effective for one day. By wearing this mask when they go out, people could reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they emit while breathing.

October 17, 2020 14:43

My first proposal is a photosynthetic mask. Chloroplast would be jellified and a pocket would be incorporated into the mask where it covers the mouth.

My first proposal is a photosynthetic mask. Chloroplast would be jellified and a pocket would be incorporated into the mask where it covers the mouth.

October 17, 2020 14:41

So, having more plants can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide. Vegetation in urban areas declined rapidly due to increases in the number of buildings. However, having learned that this affects global warming, campaigns are being launchedto increase greenery and remedy this situation.

October 17, 2020 14:39

I think greenery campaigns are the best means of reducing carbon dioxide. This is because plants photosynthesize and convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, and although plants do emit carbon dioxide at night, they absorb a greater quantity during the day when the sun is out.

October 17, 2020 14:39

is 310 times that of carbon dioxide. Moreover, nitric dioxide, another type of nitrogen oxide, also causes phenomena such as acid rain and photosynthetic smog

is 310 times that of carbon dioxide. Moreover, nitric dioxide, another type of nitrogen oxide, also causes phenomena such as acid rain and photosynthetic smog

October 17, 2020 14:37

Global warming is largely caused by greenhouse gasses. Of these, the substances regarded as being the main cause of global warming are carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide

October 17, 2020 14:37

Global warming is largely caused by greenhouse gasses. Of these, the substances regarded as being the main cause of global warming are carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide

October 17, 2020 14:36

The environmental issue that worries me most is greenhouse gasses, the main cause of global warming.I say this because while ice on earth has started to melt and there are countries that are beginning to sink, some countries continue to emit huge volumes of greenhouse gasse

October 17, 2020 14:36

The environmental issue that worries me most is greenhouse gasses, the main cause of global warming.I say this because while ice on earth has started to melt and there are countries that are beginning to sink, some countries continue to emit huge volumes of greenhouse gasse

October 17, 2020 14:35

Let us continue to keep this balance of nature combined with the knowledge of science and improved technology so that we can continue to feel the benefits without destroying our mother nature.

October 17, 2020 14:34

bring and unite all villagers sense of togetherness in becoming an independent village which excels in welfare and betterlife without destroying the earth.

Natures gift combined with science and technology has become more wonderful when we utilize them truly and rightfully. Nature has provided us the goods for our lives.

October 17, 2020 14:33

improve education and health facilities, provide better economic activities; increase new employment opportunities; improve the growth of the village as a whole; provide peace and spirit of mutual assistance for all villagers

October 17, 2020 14:32

A new source of energy utilizing the abundant potential energy of water in Indonesia will definitely give hope and encouragement to improve the quality and way of life; increase productivity; i

October 17, 2020 14:32

t is such a relief feeling seeing Euis, her friends and other villagers are very happy, grateful and excited having lights for the first time in their life. Now, they can also watch television and see other part of Indonesia and the world.

October 17, 2020 14:31

Living with electricity will provide a better life and development to the village. More development activities can be carried through with electricity that is previously impossible. This is definitely promoting better quality of life and economic growth to the villagers

October 17, 2020 14:31

Living with electricity will provide a better life and development to the village. More development activities can be carried through with electricity that is previously impossible. This is definitely promoting better quality of life and economic growth to the villagers

October 17, 2020 14:30

But, the efficiency of around 80% from 2,500 watts is expected from the mechanical energy into electrical energy which produces electricity for Cilulumpang.Fourty families with children are prioritized to having the electricity with the power of 50 watt/family

October 17, 2020 14:29

The power which we get from the 18 metres head of the waterfall combined with the 14.16 litres per second flow(volume) of the waterfall will come into:Power = Head X Flow X Gravity= 18 X 14.16 X 9.81= 2,500 watts

October 17, 2020 14:29

The children and community of Cilulumpang helped me to assemble the turbine into position which would continue to revolve processing energy from the water into electricity

October 17, 2020 14:27

Cilulumpang has great potential for water energy which comes from Curug Dendeng Waterfall in which the water energy combined with a turbine and dynamo could be utilized and converted as a source of electric energy which we call as Electric Generator Water Reel

October 17, 2020 14:26

As todays crisis environment causes climate change, this draws me to create a power plant that uses natural potential nearby.We will create a new source of electric energy that is environment-friendly.

October 17, 2020 14:25

These knowledge will definitely help me in providing a new source of energy that is environment-friendly without damaging the mother nature.

These knowledge will definitely help me in providing a new source of energy that is environment-friendly without damaging the mother nature.

October 17, 2020 14:24

The potential electricity we will apply is based on surveys and researches of the location combined with my school knowledge of Science, Electricity, Mathematics and Physics

October 17, 2020 14:24

With desire, determination and commitment, I try to fulfill their dream into a reality especially for the children whom I have met.: Euis and her friends, flowing the electricity into their houses for the children's studying, watching television and all other activities in the day and mainly at night

October 17, 2020 14:23

It is quite surprising, in the 21st century, many villages in Indonesia still do not have electricity. Almost 48% from the Indonesian population of 230,472,933 livein areas without electricity supply due to the absence of a power plant capacity and difficult areas to access

October 17, 2020 14:22

However, there is only one thing not in Cilulumpang that is lights. Electricity is a dream, longed by the children and the community. There is no electricity at school. Mothers cook with woods, children study under the patch light and they use small flashlight to light at night

October 17, 2020 14:21

he Cisoka River flows continuously throughout the season to irrigate rice fields and also for day-to-day needs. All daily needs are met from their existing natural resources.

October 17, 2020 14:21

The population of Cilulumpangreaches almost 300 heads of households with 4-5 members in each of the family. Their source of living is through farming rice and various crops.

October 17, 2020 14:20

Cilulumpang is the name of hamlet in the village of Cempaka, Mekarjaya that is reachable within 4 hours drive from Jakarta where I reside and 2 hours walk to reach it

October 17, 2020 14:20

The chirping birds, fertile rice fields, clean-fresh-air, the clear blue sky and the shadow of children in the friendly community of Cilulumpang Village in the mountains of South Cianjur give me energy and power to reach them although I have to walk along the 3 miles terrain.

October 17, 2020 13:41

Success doesn't just find you, you have to go out and get it. Don't stop when you are tired, stop when you're done.

Your idea is great and very practical.

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October 16, 2020 21:07

When I tell people about the Tea Campaign concept, they often say, That is so simple, Why did I not think of that myself. An understandable reaction. People think it was an idea that was self evident. Far from it! What looks simple as an outcome was in reality the result of a process that was not at all simple and was often very time consuming.

October 15, 2020 18:11

I have not got a definite dream for the future, but I would like to become either a scientist who confronts fearful diseases such as new types of influenza, or to do a job that enables me to distribute new technologies fairly to the people who need them

October 15, 2020 18:10

However, I think that is easy for us to say because we are Japanese. Everyone in the world should be given a vaccine. I have heard the vaccine is still under development, but when there are made, I think they should be distributed to everyone equally. It is not right that rich people are helped and poor people are not. We are all human beings so our lives are all of the same value. To be equally useful for all people I think the beauty of science lies in this aspect of fairness. There are benefits of science that remain inaccessible to some people, but without a doubt, we also need some beautiful aspects that are accessible to all

October 15, 2020 18:09

his is because medical technology affects peoples lives, and whether they live or die. Medical technology is a field of science that should be equally available to both the rich and the poor. This year, there has been an outbreak of a new type of influenza, and my mother said, Influenza is frightening, but we will be okay if we get a vaccine

October 15, 2020 18:07

a little jealous, but they still live with vitality. That is the way of the world. However, there is one technology that should not discriminate between those who have access and those who do not, and that is medical technology.

October 15, 2020 18:07

. I suppose it cannot be helped that rich people use certain technologies that poor people cannot. Technologies can make rich peoples life more convenient and enjoyable. People who cannot benefit from them may

October 15, 2020 18:06

Poor people in India get by without using these technologies. Perhaps, just as I will never travel in space, there are certain extravagant aspects of science that normal people never encounter

October 15, 2020 18:05

and televisions keep us entertained. Such technologies are useful when available. Science is a necessity for me now. However, many things are not really necessary for people to live as humans.

October 15, 2020 18:04

Science develops over time and things that were impossible long ago are now possible. Consider air conditioning and food preservation, for example. Appliances such as washing machines and irons make many peoples lives easier,

October 15, 2020 18:01

. In other words, in India, there are lots of people who lead healthy and active lives without the advantages of science, even in urban areas. People can livewithout the use of technology

October 15, 2020 18:00

In Japan, where electrical outages seldom occur, I took having a constant electricity supply for granted. It was not until I moved to India that I understood the convenience of refrigerators and the value of electricity.

October 15, 2020 17:58

Foodgoes off if the outage exceeds four hours so I understand why my mother gets upset. From her perspective, opening the fridge during an outage is outrageously mischievous.

October 15, 2020 17:58

Hurry up and close it

My mother reminded me sharply. Oh no, I have done it again. I hurriedly close the fridge. Habits from Japan die hard and I do it time and again. I am living in India because of my fathers work and electrical outages happen all the time here.

October 15, 2020 17:57

C for compassion, I for interdependence, E for empathy while N for neutrality. Science is about the perfect combination of knowledge and humanity values. Only by understanding them, we can create a better world through science and technology.

October 15, 2020 17:56

Science dares us to dream the impossible, gives us the courage to venture into the unknowns, and challenges us to be determined when we are doubtful. But to me, the word Science has a different meaning too, where S stands for solidarity,

October 15, 2020 17:55

. I dream of creating an electronic device, equipped with a complex algorithm which enables us to decipher what lies within our brainwaves and convert it to words. If we manage to achieve this, we might be able to help patients who are having problems in dyslexia, autism and depression. We will be able to listen to their thoughts and give appropriate medications.

October 15, 2020 17:54

If this idea can work, the first organic car will be created and shake the world with its enticing features!Furthermore, I wish to spearhead a research in biomedical electronics field

October 15, 2020 17:53

. We all know that metabolism processes in our bodies produce sweat and carbon dioxide, but can we manufacture a waste-detector in our car so that the waste materials can be absorbed and used to fuel our vehicles?

October 15, 2020 17:52

Innovations in cross-fields technologies have brought mankind to a new and bizarre dimension which we have never thought before. Biomedical electronics, pharmacogenomics and green technology are the megatrends in the 21st century, which I believe will pioneer the developments and applications of science in the future

October 15, 2020 17:52

They can teach and inspire their peers who do not have the chances to get in touch with the trainings and teachings in the field of science. This innovative idea is in line with one of the overarching objectives structured in the Medium Term Strategy of UNESCO from year 2008 to 2013 Attaining quality Education for All.

October 15, 2020 17:51

In bridging the knowledge gap between the advanced nations and the Third World Countries, we ought to think about those children who might have lost the opportunities to learn at a very early age, let alone being interested in science. Worldwide competitions like Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and International Olympiads in Informatics (IOI) are indeed two successful initiatives in searching for distinguished young talents.

October 15, 2020 17:50

As a generation of the new millennium, I suggest that a holistic approach in science and technology should be taken. To form a more equitable and sustainable world, we have to ensure that science is being rightfully used to tackle educational, environmental, economic, and social problems

October 15, 2020 17:49

A tremendous increase in the consumption of fossil fuel has helped us greatly in transportation and brings in wealth to some countries, yet the environmental destructions caused such as the depletion of ozone layer due to greenhouse gases have put our Earth at stakes.

October 15, 2020 17:48

With the growing understanding in genomics and biotechnology, cloning is made possible but artificial reproduction might cause a huge impact on the natural selection in the survival of all living beings.

October 15, 2020 17:48

However, at the same time, we do see some unprecedented consequences appear alongside with the advancement in science. Nuclear weapons and biological warfare pose a lethal threat in causing massacre of mankind if they are deliberately used

October 15, 2020 17:47

Standing at the crossroad, with much fear and excitement, my thoughts reeled back to the milestones achieved in science and technology in the past. We have Robert Hooke who came up with the Hookes Law and the spring which has been very useful in many devices

October 15, 2020 17:45

As I put my thoughts into words, another question pops out of nowhere, scientific discoveries have brought us to the exhilarating world today, but where are we, the younger generation going to bring the world?

October 15, 2020 17:35

Without the great invention of World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee, can I witness this breakthrough of information technology by knowing the existence of this contest?

October 15, 2020 17:34

As I am typing this article, I have been thinking, if computer was never created in the past century, will I be able to type this piece of essay by using MS Word to take part in this competition?

October 15, 2020 17:34

understand that the path toward our goal is never easy. But with dream, hard work, and pray, we can change word impossible to I am possible

understand that the path toward our goal is never easy. But with dream, hard work, and pray, we can change word impossible to I am possible

October 15, 2020 17:33

and material engineering. From this research, I hope we can make zero-waste consumption, a principle states that everything which consumed by human can be recycled by nature.

October 15, 2020 17:32

To answer this challenge, I wish I could engage in a research that involved microbiology, biochemistry, and ecology together to find those materials. I know I still need some help from other majors like chemistry engineering, electrical engineering,

October 15, 2020 17:31

I think it is an interesting topic which our scientists have to find out more comprehensive. After we have done this project successfully, I believe that our chance to discover other materials will be opened, like biodegradable integrated circuit or biodegradable memory card.

October 15, 2020 17:31

I have heard that some researchers have found the biodegradable plastic from starch. That is one step ahead to eco-friendly electronic equipment if this discovery develops in to the making of PVC.

October 15, 2020 17:30

My optimistic mind says that if we concern about researches in biochemistry to find compatible materials for electronic equipment, the pile of broken keyboards which I found its photo in internet will be disappeared because its component can be eaten by bacteria.

October 15, 2020 17:28

. I have heard that some researchers have found the biodegradable plastic from starch. That is one step ahead to eco-friendly electronic equipment if this discovery develops in to the making of PVC.

October 15, 2020 17:27

Asus and Fujitsu, have been becoming a pioneer in the making of eco-book. They have used bamboo and cedar wood to replace the using of PVC for laptops body. PVC produces hazardous gases for our environment such as chlorinated dioxins, a persistent material if it is burnt

October 15, 2020 17:26

My opinion about biodegradable material for electronic equipment could be a good solution for electronic company to make this earth a better world for human living. Perhaps, this suggestion seems absurd but I have information that two electronic companies, Asus

October 15, 2020 17:25

This condition may become a huge problemin the future when the number of people increases and it is impossible to find wide area for e-waste recycling. Where we will process them is a question we have to answer together, if we want a safe and green environment for our children

October 15, 2020 17:25

On the other hand, not every company handles their waste well. Based on Greenpeace data, Nintendo is the
13worst company who manages their e-waste, with 0.8 as its index in November 2008. The first, second, and third place are Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson with their score are 7.5, 6.9, and 5.7.

October 15, 2020 17:24

iPod, BlackBerry, and Nintendos Wii are examples of common technology upgrading. If there is a new edition of them launched, everybody seems to have the newest one as part of lifestyle.

October 15, 2020 17:23

Besides the age shifting of electronic equipment users, kinds of electronic good which develop every season make the problem of electronic waste or e-waste getting worse.

October 15, 2020 17:22

I have an obligation to give another solution better than what my friends made eight years ago about these non-organic things.

I have an obligation to give another solution better than what my friends made eight years ago about these non-organic things.

October 15, 2020 17:21

But nowadays, every little kid in town brings this thing as communication need from their parents. Now, let us imagine what will happen if all of those cellular phones are broken then asking their parents to buy the new one

October 15, 2020 17:21

But nowadays, every little kid in town brings this thing as communication need from their parents. Now, let us imagine what will happen if all of those cellular phones are broken then asking their parents to buy the new one

October 15, 2020 17:20

Time goes by. World changes every second, making many differences in each aspect of our life. One aspect which changes rapidly is technology around electronic equipments. When declaration was made, cellular phone was a rare gadget taken by elementary students.

October 15, 2020 17:19

After this declaration was accepted by all of delegations, it was given to The State Minister for Environment as a promise from us to protect our environment

After this declaration was accepted by all of delegations, it was given to The State Minister for Environment as a promise from us toprotect our environment

October 15, 2020 17:18

This declaration consists of two main ideas, The Water and The Waste. I was involved in composing The Waste declaration which one of the point says, We will separate wastes between the organic and the non-organic ones.

October 15, 2020 17:17

When I heard about this contest, I was remembering my first conference about living environment held by Bobo magazine, the oldest kids magazine in Indonesia. It was 2001 and I was in fifth grade, more than 30 children gathered from almost all provinces to make a declaration called Declaration of Children Conference 2001 in Living Environment

October 15, 2020 17:16

think to make the world a better place to live in electricity has an important role to play. I want to study in the field of energy and hydropower which will create major changes in such areas. To make revolution in a place we should focus on energy and electricityas it is the basis of every aspect of development leading to equitability,prosperity and sustainability.

October 15, 2020 17:15

If electricity could be used in an efficient way then it definitely helps to replace firewood and minerals. It could thus help in the preservation of forests and different herbs. Thus electricity could help in the conservation of ecosystem thus leading to a sustainable development of the place

October 15, 2020 17:14

giving them ways to live an equitable life. These areas are rich in different types of resources like herbs, minerals, forests .but due to the lack of information and proper utilization they have been destroyed and used in an unmanaged way.

October 15, 2020 17:11

If they can have constructive news on different issues and ways to solve the issues then it will help to erase the dominance and inequity that they have been facing for centuries long. Untouchables, caste system

October 15, 2020 17:09

The people of these areas are quite deprived because they are not having an access to the information. Media like internet, television, fm radios have not reached there. So people are not aware about their rights and facilities.

October 15, 2020 17:08

It can create more chances of job creation. If there are more job opportunities than it will definitely help to alleviate poverty which will ultimately lead to prosperity

October 15, 2020 17:07

Local industries like herbal industry, handloom carpet, paper industry will definitely get a lot of aid from this. If there is enough electricity than the traditional industry can be modernized making it more efficient and productive.

October 15, 2020 17:06

When the electricity is abundant thanit definitely helps in the development of job opportunities. Many kinds of local cottage industries can be promoted that can create a lot of employment opportunities thus encouraging the local empowerment.

October 15, 2020 17:05

One village, one micro hydro power could be the vision for the betterment of those area. It can bring a lot of changes in such areas enhancing their economic and social life

October 15, 2020 17:04

One village, one micro hydro power could be the vision for the betterment of those area. It can bring a lot of changes in such areas enhancing their economic and social life

October 15, 2020 17:02

Now the major question is are they living such a life forever? When are they able to make a better world for their living? The solution could be the provision of electricity.

October 15, 2020 16:56

Likewise there have not been any activities that can make them aware about sustainability. No any better income generation activities and employment opportunities have been made. So they are wasting the resources around and destroying forests for fire wood

October 15, 2020 16:55

. The most favorable ways of living for them is the traditional method of agriculture, carpentry, fishery and working as potters. Can this life give them a prosperous life? They were born poor and will die poor.

October 15, 2020 16:53

. The most favorable ways of living for them is the traditional method of agriculture, carpentry, fishery and working as potters. Can this life give them a prosperous life? They were born poor and will die poor.

October 15, 2020 16:53

As they are not having good quality education and do not have access to good government jobs, they are not able to make a proper reservations of their rights. This has made them to do low menial jobs not providing them enough wages to have the basic needs fulfilled

October 15, 2020 16:52

So, most of the rural people are not able to have equal opportunities and exposures. They are bound to live a less privileged life making their upcoming generations living an inequitable life. They are not able to get admission in good colleges and hence can't compete for better jobs and chances.

October 15, 2020 16:51

So this is also affecting the overall life style of such places. The people there have been deprived from proper facilities of quality education which has not made them competitive and capable.

October 15, 2020 16:50

We live in the urban areas and we are having such problems than what must have been to others living in rural areas of western Nepal? Most of the villages remain dark and they are not able to have the facilities of electricity. This ultimately hampers them from having easy access to internet, education, health, entertainment and information

October 15, 2020 16:49

There is a lot of power cut off in our place, Pokhara. The production of electricity is very less as compared to the demand. Still we are having problem to get an easy access to the technological update like internet and other electricity devices

October 15, 2020 16:48

; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace. We should use this as a guide, and science and technology will help make all of us equally prosperous. Cell phone availability in places like rural India has helped poor farmers track the market prices of their crops

October 15, 2020 16:46

Barack Obama declared in his inaugural speech, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself;

October 15, 2020 16:45

Also, aside from this website, we have climate change blogs that are designed so children can do their own part. After all, the kids of today are the future of tomorrow

October 15, 2020 16:44

Additionally, I, along with my team, raised 3,000 DOLLARS donated to a public library to buy an interactive white board, or a Smart Board, that displayed our team website and tips to how to stay green, including a quiz so young children could learn.

October 15, 2020 16:43

Also, regarding climate change, there were certain floods on a parkway in my area, and I suggested to the parkway coalition to plant willow trees along the edges so that a the willow trees would soak up the rain water and b so that the trees could consume carbon dioxide.

October 15, 2020 16:42

On both topics, I gave suggestions to the town board about how our town could prevent these two cataclysmic events from happening. For global warming, I suggested, after evaluating two local libraries on how green they were, that the libraries could accommodate small changes in their system, like motion sensor lights which turn off automatically.

October 15, 2020 16:41

Even as kids, we can use science to help educate our communities. Earlier this year, I participated in an international robotics program where I researched and reported about climate change and global warming.

October 15, 2020 16:40

This way, we would NOT have to waste water while we waited for water to turn hot or cold. Imagine a smarter energy grid that was capable of monitoring energy use and diverting energy to places that needed it

October 15, 2020 16:39

We can also use our knowledge of science to develop better ways to deliver energy and to also better control how much energy we use. Imagine something as simple as a sensor installed in all our taps so that it would beep when the desired water temperature was reached.

October 15, 2020 16:39

, already exist. As part of this process, I also researched other technological innovations into cleaner fuels. I learnt that we have the knowledge to use algae to create bio-fuels, and that this fuel can even be used for jet engines!

October 15, 2020 16:36

Although EcoFuels is not yet scalable for practical use, the technology that it depends on, such as capturing carbon from the atmosphere and converting carbon dioxide into a synthetic fuel using the Fischer-Tropsch process,

October 15, 2020 16:35

morphing it into a synthetic fuel using a catalyzed chemical reaction. EcoFuels is notfundable for large regions, such as the whole of New York, but small cities around the world could depend on it.

October 15, 2020 16:34

There are small things we can do such as buying seasonal foods so there is less of a transportation factor in getting the food to you, or turning of lights and taps when not in use, but this willnot be enough to solve this crisis. Our only way forward is to use advances in science and technology to save our planet.

October 15, 2020 16:33

Unfortunately, our energy consumption has consequences for the whole world. Global warming and the dependence of the world on oil is, in my opinion, the biggest challenge facing the world today.

October 15, 2020 16:32

As a typical American, I depend on energy. I am a New Yorker, and we need heat in winter and the occasional A.C. to cool us off. Maybe we are not ready to conserve that much energy, but there are certainly feasible ways to cut down on energy consumption.

October 15, 2020 16:31

As a typical American, I depend on energy. I am a New Yorker, and we need heat in winter and the occasional A.C. to cool us off. Maybe we are not ready to conserve that much energy, but there are certainly feasible ways to cut down on energy consumption.

October 15, 2020 16:30

. With the right support from scientists who are willing to serve as mentors and advocates, students like those at Marefat have the potential to become future leaders who can help further drive the direction of science in a positive way that benefits Afghanistan and the world at large.

October 15, 2020 16:30

Accompanying this future direction of science, I see a vanguard of scientists who understand that science has a role outside of research centers, and will champion teaching, public outreach, and advocacy in addition to advancing scientific research.

October 15, 2020 16:28

Simple items suchas salt, soap, water and rubbing alcohol become reagents to extract cheek-cell DNA. It is not much, but the students gain experience, build confidence in themselves, and are introduced to the scientific method.

October 15, 2020 16:27

Like other schools, Marefat faces many technological limitations. When our electricity runs out, as it does often, we use a mirror and sunlight to illuminate objectives on our compound light microscope.

October 15, 2020 16:26

Science instruction in Afghanistan has traditionally been dominated by the look-and-listen pedagogical approach, and does not engage students interests or encourage them to think critically.

October 15, 2020 16:25

I aim to study diseases and new drugs that can help alleviate the clinical burden on resource poor nations at the molecular level.Through teaching, I have also come to see research and education as complementary.

October 15, 2020 16:24

I hope to partake in translational pharmacological and molecular medicine research in which I can combine my academic interests in medicine and science with my background in the developing world.

October 15, 2020 16:24

This requires clinicians with an intimate understanding of basic science, and scientists who have a clinical end goal through which they can promote world health equity by developing culturally sensitive and cost-effective medical solutions that address local public health needs.

October 15, 2020 16:23

Scientific research must place more emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic clinical interventions that can be transitioned for use in areas that currently lack human and financial capacity.

October 15, 2020 16:22

In my vision for the future of science there is greater fusion between scientific research and global health imperatives, creating a more prosperous world through improved health care delivery in the world's most vulnerable regions.

October 15, 2020 16:20

I was reminded of the great needs and meager means Afghans have for health care, and thought long about what future applications of science and technology might do to enhance medicine and health education for Afghanistan and other developing nations.

October 15, 2020 16:19

In a Western high school setting answering this question would have been easy, but in this case I did not know how best to respond. In a resource-poor country like Afghanistan there is little health care infrastructure to address problems such as this.

October 15, 2020 16:19

She was referring to rhesus-sensitization, in which a mother can develop an immune reaction when bearing a child whose rhesus blood group differs from her own.

October 15, 2020 16:17

Once, after a class in which I introduced blood groups and blood typing, a female student asked, If my blood group is Rh negative and my fiance is Rh positive, what steps can I take to avoid problems during child birth?

October 15, 2020 16:17

. On the days that I am not instructing the biology and chemistry laboratories at the American University of Afghanistan, I volunteer as a science teacher at this community-led high school. It is here I decided that scientific research combined with social awareness and responsibility could make the conditions we live in better and more sustainable.

October 15, 2020 16:16

Where the paved street ends, cars are forced to a halt by giant mounds of gravel placed in the middle of the dirt road for nearby construction workers. Hidden behind the mounds of gravel, a hundred meters down a muddy alley lined with dilapidated adobe houses, is a gem lost in the bustle of post-Taleban Kabul: Marefat High School

October 15, 2020 16:15

Science and technology seem a world away in the vastly populated Dasht e Barchi neighborhood of Kabul. Driving along its single congested road, one can see laborers lingering for a days opportunity to work, donkeys bearing loads of sun baked bricks, and antiquated buses adorned with colorful streamers and poetic Persian decals.

October 15, 2020 16:15

Micro algae also absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. This research shall make micro algae as one of living pioneer to carry to the new earth. Some scientists believe that life has started from the sea. I believe sea is our future land. Our future life.

October 15, 2020 16:13

n the future, I am going to continue this research to the next level. There are some planets which are like earth and possible to discover as the next earth, and has a sea. Micro algae are one of the living creatures that can survive with very limited living support. M

October 15, 2020 16:12

There are laboratory and library to use in the local university, and local expert both modern and traditional to consult

There are laboratory andlibrary to use in the local university, and local expert both modern and traditional to consult

October 15, 2020 16:12

Ambon has huge potential and facilities to support me in this research, in nature, expert people, and traditional knowledge. In nature, beside the sea and the coastal areas, we get sunshine almost every day of the year for the photosynthesis process.

October 15, 2020 16:11

There is no waste product, andminimize pollution. I want to participate in this kind of research, to find more products to replace fossil oil. They are non pollutant, support the endurance of food, benefit to use also for medical purpose and all come from the sea.

October 15, 2020 16:10

Currently, there are some research on the micro algae or also known as phytoplankton, like Bacillariophyceae and Chlorophyceae. These sea products can produce bio diesel, bio ethanol, and its waste used as a fodder

October 15, 2020 16:09

I live in the time where the world is getting old. Pollution, deforestation, green house effect, climate change, global warming, are words that I often hear. All those give direct impact to quality of life of sea creatures. I want to participate in action to minimize all of them, even though in the future I want to become an oceanographer astronaut.

October 15, 2020 16:09

Then we can continue to get a quality of sea products and its carried benefits. It is a cycle of life of giving and receiving.

Then we can continue to get a quality of sea products and its carried benefits. It is a cycle of life of giving and receiving.

October 15, 2020 16:08

I believe we should give something good to the sea as a return thanks for all the delicious food we eat, nice pearl accessories we wear,a wonderful scene it offers, and so on

October 15, 2020 16:07

I believe we should give something good to the sea as a return thanks for all the delicious food we eat, nice pearl accessories we wear,a wonderful scene it offers, and so on

October 15, 2020 16:06

But I am surprised to see that not too many people are taking good care of the sea. Many people only take benefit from the sea but give nothing except pollutant and damages in return. It is like symbiosis of parasitism.

October 15, 2020 16:05

In some area fishermen grow seaweeds to export. Sea vehicles are important as transportation infrastructure. Many people are depending on the sea.

In some area fishermen grow seaweeds to export. Sea vehicles are important as transportation infrastructure. Many people are depending on the sea.

October 15, 2020 16:04

Indonesia has eighty one thousand kilometers long coastal side. The sea and the coastal areas play important roles in our small place. We have many kinds of dishes made from sea product.

October 15, 2020 16:04

Sea is two-thirds of the world. I live in Ambon, the capital of Moluccas province, Indonesia, where sea is ninety three percent of the total province. Moluccas has more than ten thousand six hundred kilometers long coastal side

October 15, 2020 16:02

love and respect for all living things, Thomas Alfa Edison the great inventor of modern science, and Jacques Cousteau for his passionate love for the sea

love and respect for all living things, Thomas Alfa Edison the great inventor of modern science, and Jacques Cousteau for his passionate love for the sea

October 15, 2020 16:02

People who dedicated themselves to make a better world for everybody else. They are Mahatma Gandhi for his life principle of truth and non-violence, Albert Schweitzer for his cares,

October 15, 2020 16:01

In my life, there are some people that inspire me. People that come from different backgrounds, but they were in common for their spirit to fight for what they believe and made a dream come tru

October 14, 2020 20:13

May this occasion become a new opportunity to cry peace with our life in dialogue. Let peace prevail in the world and may each one of us become an instrument of dialogue and peace, starting from ourselves, convinced that the peace of the heart is the heart of peace

October 14, 2020 20:13

I hope one day Silsilah will be present also in Japan and we will give special attention to the religions and cultures present in this country. Thus, Silsilah has the mission to link people of different cultures and religions to remind all that we belong to the same human family, especially now when in the world there are groups who plan to use religions to divide us.

October 14, 2020 20:12

Yes, the culture of dialogue is a spirituality that moves people and unite them for a better future.

The Silsilah Dialogue Movement has the special mission to help all to move with hope. The Movement in Mindanao has the special mission to build peace among Muslims and Christians.

October 14, 2020 20:12

I express my solidarity with the Japanese people for the disasters linked with recent calamities. I believe that all of us are learning lessons on how to be in dialogue with creation and protect it in the best of ways.

October 14, 2020 20:11

We have to rediscover the dialogue with others. This dialogue has to go beyond the circle of our family, culture, country and religion. We have to join hands with those who believe that together we can change the world, if we work together for the common good. And finally we are challenged also to be in dialogue with creation to understand the language of creation.

October 14, 2020 20:10

We have to rediscover the divine in us through prayer and meditation. This will help us to understand more that the life of each person has a value and has to be respected.

Rediscovering the divine in us we can dialogue with God; we are also challenged to rediscover the dialogue with ourselves and to be true with ourselves and cultivate the ecology of our hearts and minds.

October 14, 2020 20:10

On a few occasions during my visits to Japan I have met groups of young students asking me to write a message of peace in a card. I believe the message was May peace prevail on Earth. I was touched and I said to myself that indeed, this simple initiative can help to build the future peace, first in the hearts of these youth and eventually in the world.

October 14, 2020 20:06

I have been in Japan on a few occasions for conferences or to visit groups and friends and I have been touched by the efforts for peace of the Japanese people. In one occasion I was in Nagasaki in solidarity with the suffering of the Japanese people. That sad experience at the end of the Second World War has been for sure an occasion for the new generation to build peace.

October 14, 2020 20:06

We have to start from ourselves. We do not have to wait for the leaders of the world to pronounce the great policies of peace. Each one has to start from where we are

October 14, 2020 20:05

The sharing of this experience helps me to move to my conclusion by saying

Indeed, we have to consider ourselves brothers and sisters and we are invited to rediscover the mission of love in the midst of violence and conflict

October 14, 2020 20:05

One day, a very hot day, I was in my little nipa house praying. Going outside the room a little girl asked me Father what were you doing inside your house? With simplicity and with a smile I answered: I was praying. The little girl looked at me with big eyes and said: Ah, so the Christians also pray. Poor girl, she had seen only Christian soldiers fighting against the Muslims and she was surprised to discover this new aspect in the life of a Christian.

October 14, 2020 20:03

Before sharing with others the dream of Silsilah I experienced personally, in my adventure of life, how important it is to be sustained by our spiritual motivation in life.

I can never forget a little Muslim girl living in the village where I started my experience of immersion in the Muslim community, living a poor life like the people and trying to understand my life and mission among the Muslims.

October 14, 2020 20:03

I started to help and serve them out of love. I also decided to live with them and to understand their language, aspirations and dreams. That was the beginning of Silsilah for me, the word which means link and the chain with that part of the human family who was suffering in my mission. This spirit gave me the courage and inspiration to start some years after the Silsilah Dialogue Movement in Zamboanga City in 1984

October 14, 2020 20:02

For me as a Catholic priest, while I admire the many spiritual leaders of the world, I believe in the teaching of Jesus and his example of love unto to death. Jesus reminds me to love all. With this spirit I started my mission in the Philippines in 1977. It was there in my first mission in Siocon, Mindanao that I saw thousands of refugees, majority of them Muslims, displaced as a result of the armed rebellion against the government.

October 14, 2020 20:01

We have to do our part and to go out of our comfort zones and understand the deep meaning of life and the mystery of suffering.

In the life of Buddha we read that the young Siddhartha Gautama went out of his comfort zone, the palace of his father, and he experienced the suffering Dukkha of old age, sickness, poverty, death That experience was the beginning of his spiritual journey of purification and illumination.

October 14, 2020 20:00

We have to move, crying peace with our life in dialogue, making all possible efforts to purify our eyes to see peace, to purify our minds to understand peace, to purify our hearts to love peace and to purify our memory to work for peace.

October 14, 2020 19:59

This urges us to spend our life in the best of ways, ready to live and die, moved by love and not by violence. Only love and respect for all bring into the world the harmony that all of us dream for ourselves and for others. Indeed, the world needs our love and each one can do his or her part.

October 14, 2020 19:59

I arrived in the Philippines thirty five years ago with only the desire to love the people. I never thought I would reach this point and experience. I am grateful to God for the strength He has given to me, the courage to move and risk my life and the determination to believe that we belong to the same human family, that we all have the same dignity.

October 14, 2020 19:58

This journey and pilgrimage becomes an adventure. Yes, an adventure of love for us, because we know how to start, but we do not know what will happen to us along the way. This is also my experience

October 14, 2020 19:58

Living the Culture of Dialogue helps us to understand the value of human beings created with the same dignity and aspirations of life.

Living the Culture of Dialogue helps us to understand the value of human beings created with the same dignity and aspirations of life.

October 14, 2020 19:57

Thus, it is a spiritual journey that along the way becomes a kind of pilgrimage of people who live and promote this new culture that we call Culture of Dialogue. To live this spiritual experience we are challenged to move in the same direction, toward God or the divine, according to the belief of each one.

October 14, 2020 19:56

External events are only the challenges for us to go deeper in our understanding of dialogue to live and promote a spirituality of life in dialogue based on four pillars:
dialogue with God,
dialogue with the self
dialogue with others and
dialogue with creation

October 14, 2020 19:55

It is time for us to start again to invite Muslims and Christians to rebuild the culture of dialogue based on the spiritual values of each one. The culture of dialogue is dynamic; it starts from where we are, from our culture and our religion, including the situation in which we live and goes beyond fear and conflict.

October 14, 2020 19:55

I know that this conflict has destroyed a lot of the friendship that Silsilah and many of us who work for dialogue and peace have built in Zamboanga and Mindanao between Christians and Muslims.

October 14, 2020 19:54

Yes, thousands of houses have been burned and destroyed in Zamboanga City during the recent attack. We have to rebuild what is possible, but my concern goes beyond providing new homes for the victims of the conflict.

October 14, 2020 19:54

I have seen so much suffering. Some of us, Christian and Muslim leaders of Silsilah, have made great effort to tell all that this conflict in Zamboanga did not come up because of religious differences. Meanwhile some have tried to use the religious differences to put more fire in the conflict

October 14, 2020 19:53

I have seen in the evacuation centers thousands of people asking for help. I have seen the faces of the children there asking in silence Why have we been brought here?

October 14, 2020 19:52

Now they gradually have been allowed to go back to their neighborhoods but for most of them there are no houses to return to. The Emmaus Dialogue Community, a group which is part of Silsilah and which has been for more than twenty five years on the side of the poor Christians and Muslims living in the area which became the battle field, has suffered the same experience and pain of the people. Their community house and school located in the battle zone have been destroyed.

October 14, 2020 19:52

In the course of this conflict more than two hundred have been killed, hundreds have been wounded and more than one hundred thousand civilians have been forced to leave their houses and find accommodation in evacuation centers. From the evacuation centers these people have seen the smoke of the fire which razed their houses during the fighting which continued for three weeks.

October 14, 2020 19:51

Zamboanga is a beautiful city with almost one million people composed of Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths and cultures. Unfortunately on September 9, 2013 a group of rebels identified with a revolutionary group in Mindanao attacked the city, taking hundreds of civilians as hostages

October 14, 2020 19:51

Why is there so much violence in the world today? And why are there so many issues of conflict in the world that lead to other forms of violence? In a special way my mind and heart go at this moment to the sufferings of the people of Zamboanga City, the place where I live and where almost thirty years ago 1984 I started the Silsilah Dialogue Movement with some Christian and Muslim friends.

October 14, 2020 19:50

But, it is not easy to promote the Culture of Dialogue, Path to Peace when there is still so much violence in the world. While we are happy to celebrate peace during this event my mind and heart go to the many brothers and sisters in the world who suffer violence.

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We are inspired by our own religions golden rules that promote the love of God and love of neighbour. We wish to tell the world that peace is possible, if it is sincere and it is an expression of love, respect and compassion

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Guided by the understanding that dialogue starts from God and brings people back to God, we promote a spirituality of life-in-dialogue that challenge all of us, people of different cultures and religions, to move together for harmony, solidarity and peace.

October 14, 2020 19:47

Yes, we have chosen the narrow road of those who live and promote a Culture of Dialogue starting from a personal transformation in the midst of divisions and conflicts. This is for us the best way to work together for the social transformation toward a vision of peace, starting from the present reality of violence, injustices and all other kinds of realities of today

October 14, 2020 19:46

Yes, we have chosen the narrow road of those who live and promote a Culture of Dialogue starting from a personal transformation in the midst of divisions and conflicts. This is for us the best way to work together for the social transformation toward a vision of peace, starting from the present reality of violence, injustices and all other kinds of realities of today

October 14, 2020 19:45

Dialogue often is considered a strategy, but for us dialogue is, first of all, spirituality because we consider dialogue an expression of love in action, silence and harmony.

October 14, 2020 19:44

Yes, thank you very much for appreciating our effort and mission based on spiritual values. We continue to believe that sustainable dialogue and peace must be based on spiritual values.

October 14, 2020 19:44

Your efforts have not only advanced the process towards lasting peace in your communities, but have inspired many people around the world with your example of true dialogue based on spiritual values

October 14, 2020 19:43

I am grateful to the Goi Foundation for understanding, supporting and appreciating our mission. I was touched by the words of the President of Goi Peace Foundation, Mr. Hiroo Saionji in his letter

October 14, 2020 19:42

using the local word Padayon! that means Move on. That was a turning point for many of us to continue our mission without fear and with determination, living and promoting the culture of dialogue in our society

October 14, 2020 19:41

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Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

October 14, 2020 19:41

. And in a special way, it is an award for those members and friends whom we consider martyrs because they have given their lives pursuing the vision and mission of the Silsilah Dialogue Movement. Among them I would d like to mention Fr. Salvatore Carzedda, PIME, my close friend,

October 14, 2020 19:40

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Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:40

When I received the information that the Silsilah Dialogue Movement had been chosen for the Goi Peace Award 2013 I informed the organizers that this is an award given to the many members and friends of Silsilah who live the spirit of the Movement.

October 14, 2020 19:39

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Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within.

October 14, 2020 19:39

Thank you too to all who are here in this special occasion. Your presence is a sign of solidarity not only for Silsilah, but also for those who work, suffer and die to promote dialogue and peace in the Philippines and in the world today. Thank you so much

October 14, 2020 19:38

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A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.

October 14, 2020 19:38

Peace be with you all

It is my joy and privilege to receive the Goi Peace Award 2013 on behalf of the Silsilah Dialogue Movement

I am deeply touched by your presence in this special event. I feel honoured and humbled to know that some of you represent the high authorities of the Japanese government and many important national and international institutions. Thank you very much for your presence

October 14, 2020 19:37

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If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:37

Among the thousands of alumni who have participated in these programs, many of them are active in governments and civil society organizations, promoting the Silsilah spirit in all spheres.

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Silsilah proposes a life in-dialogue based on love and trust, encouraging all people to undergo a process of personal transformation that leads to social transformation. It offers various educational courses and exposure programs for all sectors of society, focusing not only on interfaith dialogue, but also on sustainable agriculture, environmental advocacy, holistic healthcare and a wide range of community service

October 14, 2020 19:36

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I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace.

October 14, 2020 19:35

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Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.

October 14, 2020 19:35

The Silsilah Dialogue Movement was officially founded in 1984 in Zamboanga City, Philippines, by Fr. Sebastiano D Ambra and a group of Muslim and Christian friends to foster interfaith harmony and reconciliation in the Philippines. The dedicated efforts of its members for almost 30 years have helped advance the peace process, leading to the recent signing of the Framework Agreement for peace in Mindanao between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

October 14, 2020 19:35

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It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:34

In recognition of its many years of commitment to promote dialogue for peace and solidarity among Muslims and Christians in the Philippines.

The dedicated efforts of the members of the Silsilah Dialogue Movement have not only advanced the process towards lasting peace in their communities, but have inspired many people around the world with an example of true dialogue based on spirituality.

October 14, 2020 19:34

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We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.

October 14, 2020 19:33

The wonderful thing is that as we decrease the scale of economic activity, we actually increase our own emotional well-being. That is because at the deepest level localization is about connection. It is about re establishing our sense of interdependence with others and with the natural world. And this connection is a fundamental human need.

October 14, 2020 19:33

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A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.

October 14, 2020 19:32

Now is the time to link hands to bridge the divide between the movements for ecological and social change. Localization provides the opportunity to unite around a common agenda, because the steps we need to take to heal the planet are the very same as those that are needed to heal ourselves, improve our physical health, to increase employment, and shrink the gap between rich and poor.

October 14, 2020 19:32

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I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough in me to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.

October 14, 2020 19:32

For the localization movement to really take hold, we need to forge alliances between concerned citizens. Environmentalists have long warned of the dangers of pollution, the extinction crisis, and impending climate disaster. Social justice activists, meanwhile, have focused on inequality and the roots of conflict

October 14, 2020 19:31

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God cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith.

October 14, 2020 19:31

through the exchange of books, articles, films and other materials and to support all those grassroots initiatives that are building local economies from the ground u

through the exchange of books, articles, films and other materials and to support all those grassroots initiatives that are building local economies from the ground u

October 14, 2020 19:30

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Ones own religion is after all a matter between oneself and ones Maker and no one elses. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:30

At the same time as working politically, we need to focus on public education, helping both to raise the level of what I call aeconomic literacy

At the same time as working politically, we need to focus on public education, helping both to raise the level of what I call aeconomic literacy

October 14, 2020 19:29

It is unlikely that any one country would take such an initiative on its own. However, it would be perfectly possible for a group of nations to break away from the World Trade Organisation and to draw up alternative trade treaties, this time with an emphasis on the needs of their citizens and the environment.

October 14, 2020 19:29

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Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.

October 14, 2020 19:28

and insist that TNCs be subject to the rules of nation states. Only then can we put an end to the hugely damaging practices of today, which see corporations and banks roaming the planet in search of the most favourable working conditions and the weakest environmental and social regulations, effectively holding nation states ransom along the way.

October 14, 2020 19:28

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To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.

October 14, 2020 19:27

Our task now is to build on this groundswell of popular support and goodwill to create a powerful movement for change. To be effective, we need to work in two distinct areas. At the policy level, we should be putting pressure on governments to favour rather than undermine smaller, more localised businesses,

October 14, 2020 19:27

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It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one's belly, in order to be able to save one's head. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:27

that big business is more efficient; that long distance trade creates jobs; that industrial scale agriculture is necessary to feed the world. And they are coming to realise that more localized economies may well be the answer to some of the most intractable problems we face in the world today mass unemployment and climate change among them.

October 14, 2020 19:26

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God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:26

And at last even the mainstream media seems to be waking up and taking notice. The August, 2012 issue of Time Magazine carried a lengthy article on what it called localnomics, while a recent piece in the New York Times quoted a former Microsoft manager saying, the future is local.

October 14, 2020 19:25

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A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.

October 14, 2020 19:25

And at last even the mainstream media seems to be waking up and taking notice. The August, 2012 issue of Time Magazine carried a lengthy article on what it called localnomics, while a recent piece in the New York Times quoted a former Microsoft manager saying, the future is local.

October 14, 2020 19:25

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I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:24

And at last even the mainstream media seems to be waking up and taking notice. The August, 2012 issue of Time Magazine carried a lengthy article on what it called localnomics, while a recent piece in the New York Times quoted a former Microsoft manager saying, the future is local

October 14, 2020 19:24

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Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.

October 14, 2020 19:23

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But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:22

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I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:21

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Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

October 14, 2020 19:20

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Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:19

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What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.

October 14, 2020 19:19

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We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?

October 14, 2020 19:18

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My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.

October 14, 2020 19:17

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I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:15

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Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.

October 14, 2020 19:14

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Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.

October 14, 2020 19:13

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There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.

October 14, 2020 19:12

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I am in the world feeling my way to light 'amid the encircling gloom.

October 14, 2020 19:09

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A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:09

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There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.

October 14, 2020 19:08

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Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:07

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There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.

October 14, 2020 19:06

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Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education

October 14, 2020 19:05

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For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 19:04

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Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.

October 14, 2020 19:03

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I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man.

October 14, 2020 19:02

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Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.

October 14, 2020 19:01

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Partition is bad. But whatever is past is past. We have only to look to the future.

October 14, 2020 19:00

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I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.

October 14, 2020 18:59

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Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:58

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Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.

October 14, 2020 18:57

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Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:56

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We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.

October 14, 2020 18:54

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Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.

October 14, 2020 18:54

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Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:53

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The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.

October 14, 2020 18:52

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Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.

October 14, 2020 18:51

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Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:50

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Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.

October 14, 2020 18:49

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It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

October 14, 2020 18:48

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I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:47

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I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.

October 14, 2020 18:46

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I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:45

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I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust.

October 14, 2020 18:43

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Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:42

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Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:40

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The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.

October 14, 2020 18:38

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Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.

October 14, 2020 18:37

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Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:36

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A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:35

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Where love is, there God is also. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:34

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Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:33

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Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

October 14, 2020 18:32

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Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.

October 14, 2020 18:32

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God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.

October 14, 2020 18:31

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God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self

sustained.

October 14, 2020 18:30

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An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:29

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The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:28

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Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.

October 14, 2020 18:28

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Each one prays to God according to his own light. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:27

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As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:26

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.

October 14, 2020 18:25

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:24

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.

October 14, 2020 18:23

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:22

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:21

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:19

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

Self-respect knows no considerations. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:18

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:17

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:16

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:15

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 18:14

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

October 14, 2020 18:13

What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models marches into the foreground

Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul. Mahatma Gandhi

October 14, 2020 15:21

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace

October 14, 2020 15:21

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.

October 14, 2020 15:18

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

Never complain of that of which it is at all times in your power to rid yourself.

October 14, 2020 15:17

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

October 14, 2020 15:17

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.

October 14, 2020 15:16

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.

October 14, 2020 15:15

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.

October 14, 2020 15:14

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse

October 14, 2020 15:13

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

October 14, 2020 15:12

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their

aspirations.

October 14, 2020 15:08

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

All money is a matter of belief.

October 14, 2020 15:07

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.

October 14, 2020 15:06

Dear campus member and contestant 2020, I have gone through your concept, it is really inspiring and educative and I really like it. best of luck in your journey and your implementation.

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

October 13, 2020 21:02

A young man who founded one of these urban gardens told me. I have lived in this community over thirty five years, and people I would never met came up and talked to me when we started this project. We found that it reconnects us with the people around us. It makes community a reality

October 13, 2020 21:00

A young man who founded one of these urban gardens told me. I have lived in this community over thirty five years, and people I would never met came up and talked to me when we started this project. We found that it reconnects us with the people around us. It makes community a reality

October 13, 2020 20:58

A young man who founded one of these urban gardens told me. I have lived in this community over thirty five years, and people I would never met came up and talked to me when we started this project. We found that it reconnects us with the people around us. It makes community a reality

October 13, 2020 20:58

In the last few years, the local food movement has taken off around the world. In the United States, for example, the number of farmers market rose by seventeen per cent just last year. In Detroit, one of Americas most blighted cities, there are now more than two thousand community gardens.

October 13, 2020 20:57

A farmer I know in Australia has a before and after story that shows how much local marketing can affect an individuals well being. A farmer all his life, he used to sell exclusively to supermarkets; just two crops: bananas and avocados. He barely made a living, and was completely controlled by his buyers.

October 13, 2020 20:56

ess transportation; fewer middlemen; more jobs; higher profit margins for small farmers; less need for expensive technology and fossil fuels; stronger community; a healthier diet; greater food security; and a cleaner environment. It is the ultimate win win situation

October 13, 2020 20:55

ess transportation; fewer middlemen; more jobs; higher profit margins for small farmers; less need for expensive technology and fossil fuels; stronger community; a healthier diet; greater food security; and a cleaner environment. It is the ultimate win win situation

October 13, 2020 20:53

The list of benefits gained by localizing the food economy is a long one, and I will just skim through them. Greater agricultural and biological diversity; a reduction in the need for chemical fertilizers, pesticides and preservatives; decreased packaging and processing;

October 13, 2020 20:53

Nowhere is the argument for localization more compelling than in food and farming. Some of us may buy a new pair of shoes every few months, a new car once in five years.

October 13, 2020 20:52

provided a steady profit for their owners and secure employment for their workers without the need for continuous expansion. Businesses of this sort were, in fact, the bedrock of their communities, serving to hold the local economy together for generation after generation. It Is only when the economy is in the hands of distant investors and loses its connection to people and place that growth becomes an imperative.

October 13, 2020 20:49

provided a steady profit for their owners and secure employment for their workers without the need for continuous expansion. Businesses of this sort were, in fact, the bedrock of their communities, serving to hold the local economy together for generation after generation. It Is only when the economy is in the hands of distant investors and loses its connection to people and place that growth becomes an imperative.

October 13, 2020 20:48

provided a steady profit for their owners and secure employment for their workers without the need for continuous expansion. Businesses of this sort were, in fact, the bedrock of their communities, serving to hold the local economy together for generation after generation. It Is only when the economy is in the hands of distant investors and loses its connection to people and place that growth becomes an imperative.

October 13, 2020 20:46

provided a steady profit for their owners and secure employment for their workers without the need for continuous expansion. Businesses of this sort were, in fact, the bedrock of their communities, serving to hold the local economy together for generation after generation. It Is only when the economy is in the hands of distant investors and loses its connection to people and place that growth becomes an imperative.

October 13, 2020 20:45

provided a steady profit for their owners and secure employment for their workers without the need for continuous expansion. Businesses of this sort were, in fact, the bedrock of their communities, serving to hold the local economy together for generation after generation. It Is only when the economy is in the hands of distant investors and loses its connection to people and place that growth becomes an imperative.

October 13, 2020 20:43

Mainstream economists will argue, of course, that localization can never work in the long run because businesses need to grow in order to survive. But we know from our own life experience that this is not true. Until quite recently, businesses of all kinds from shoe shops to accountancy firms

October 13, 2020 20:41

Research suggests that every dollar spent at a small business generates five to fourteen dollars in value locally, whereas when you spend the same dollar at a corporate chain store eighty cents of that dollar immediately leaves town.

October 13, 2020 20:38

Research suggests that every dollar spent at a small business generates five to fourteen dollars in value locally, whereas when you spend the same dollar at a corporate chain store eighty cents of that dollar immediately leaves town.

October 13, 2020 20:35

Research suggests that every dollar spent at a small business generates five to fourteen dollars in value locally, whereas when you spend the same dollar at a corporate chain store eighty cents of that dollar immediately leaves town.

October 13, 2020 20:34

Research suggests that every dollar spent at a small business generates five to fourteen dollars in value locally, whereas when you spend the same dollar at a corporate chain store eighty cents of that dollar immediately leaves town.

October 13, 2020 20:33

The foundations of local economies are small and medium-sized businesses, which provide goods and services at a relatively local level and offer meaningful employment to local people. The economic benefits of supporting local enterprises are clear.

October 13, 2020 20:31

We need instead to be supporting economic activity on a smaller scale. That does not mean reducing everything to the level of the village or small town; whether or not that would be desirable, it is simply not a practicable proposition. Certain manufacturing processes, for instance, clearly benefit from economies of scale.

October 13, 2020 20:31

It is also what I call a drone economy. In a manner eerily reminiscent of the control of Reapers, Predators and Zephyrs in the airspaces over Pakistan and Afghanistan, executives in New York boardrooms can, in an instant, profoundly affect the lives of peasant farmers in the Rajasthani desert or bankrupt a small printworks in Tennessee.

October 13, 2020 20:28

Is it using natural resources in a way that can be sustained? Is it helping to make people happier? Conventional economics will at best pay lip service to such considerations. Within the economics of localization, they are centre stage.

October 13, 2020 20:28

So instead of end goals or bottom lines we need to be thinking more in terms of basic principles. Is the economy bringing the community together? Is it providing meaningful and fulfilling work? Is it looking after the needs of everyone, not just an exclusive few?

October 13, 2020 20:27

It is important to see localization not as an absolute, but rather as a process or path. Where that path may finally lead is something that needs to be determined by different communities and cultures worldwide. Each town, each region, each nation will find its own direction mirroring, if you like, the cultural kaleidoscope of previous times, which was itself a reflection of different environments, different ecological conditions.

October 13, 2020 20:26

These flesh-and-blood role models serve as critical foundations for later life so different from the artificial, media-hyped celebrity role models of the global consumer culture.

October 13, 2020 20:25

Local, community-based economies are particularly crucial for the well-being of our children, providing them with a healthy and deeply-rooted sense of identity. Recent research into childhood development demonstrates the importance, in the early years of life, of learning about who we are in relation to parents, siblings, and the larger community

October 13, 2020 20:25

Economic localization is a solution multiplier. And that is because, in stark contrast with the global economy, it is in tune with fundamental human and ecological needs. It is built on face to face relationships, on community, and on an understanding that Nature has limits that need to be respected.

October 13, 2020 20:23

And third, there are real and viable alternatives ways of structuring the economy, in particular, that offer the prospect of more equitable human relationships, a cleaner and healthier environment, and a deeper sense of personal well being.

October 13, 2020 20:22

So where does that all leave us? While the situation is undeniably precarious, there are three very good reasons why we can still look to the future with a sense of optimism. First, the mess we are in today is not the result of innate greed or some other human failing; it is the consequence of political decisions.

October 13, 2020 20:22

And they are being told that if they want the respect of their peers, they must have the latest running shoes, the latest mobile phone, the latest gadget. But where does that path lead? All too often it leads to a sense of separation and envy, the very opposite of the connection the love that at a deep level they are really looking for.

October 13, 2020 20:20

Globalization breeds a kind of zero sum competition, in which only a small few can be winners. Nation against nation; corporation against corporation; employee against employee. For individuals there is constant pressure to keep up, to hold onto your job; and never enough time. It is very easy to feel inadequate

October 13, 2020 20:17

I would not dwell on the damage that globalization is causing; switch on the television news or open a newspaper any day of the year, and it is there right in front of you. But I do want to say a few more words about one vital issue that gets relatively little media attention; namely, its effect on our psyches, on our sense of who we are.

October 13, 2020 20:16

The real malaise lies within the structures of the economic system itself. As the sociologist Juliet Schor puts it in our film, The Economics of Happiness, the global economy is a system run amok.

October 13, 2020 20:15

Yet it is important, I think, to recognise that it is not a question of good guys and bad guys, good corporations and bad corporations. Inside giant transnational corporations, you can find highly ethical, concerned individuals, trying to do the right thing, just as within smaller businesses you can find people who are narrow minded and greedy

October 13, 2020 20:14

What is more, they are able to influence the entire education system, increasingly gearing it to fit their needs. Scientific research, the media in fact, virtually all our access to information is now largely controlled by corporate interests.

October 13, 2020 20:14

The only winners in this economy are the big corporations. Collectively, they effectively make the rules, putting enormous pressure on governments to sign on to trade treaties that give them ever more freedom and power

October 13, 2020 20:13

More absurdly still, nations routinely import and export almost identical quantities of identical products. Just two examples: According to recent figures, the United States imports about 365,000 tons of potatoes, and exports 325,000 tons, while the UK imports 114,000 tons of milk and exports 119,000 tons. These are not special cases or statistical freaks: they are the norm. At a time of impending climate chaos brought about by the burning of fossil fuels, they represent an economy on the edge of madness.

October 13, 2020 20:13

In the supermarkets of Australia, Californian oranges are cheaper than Australian oranges. In the modern stores of Ladakh, butter that has to be trucked in over the Himalayas is cheaper than butter from the farm a mile away. In England, roofing slate from China costs less than Welsh slate.

October 13, 2020 20:12

while export grants and other direct supports make it easier and more profitable for businesses to engage in long distance trade. The end result is that goods from the other side of the world often sell for substantially less than the same goods produced locally.

October 13, 2020 20:12

About fifteen years ago, we produced a report entitled, Small is Beautiful, Big is Subsidized. The title really says it all. Vast amounts of taxpayers money are spent on providing the infrastructure required for the global economy the roads, the airports, the telecommunications

October 13, 2020 20:11

While these practices enrich the businesses that operate on a global level, they are largely irrelevant to the needs of the local grocery store. What is more, they lead directly and inevitably to increases in both pollution and unemployment.

October 13, 2020 20:10

Taxes and subsidies tilt the playing field still further. Across the world, prohibitive taxes on labour and heavy subsidies for energy and technology have the effect of encouraging both an increasing use of high technology and an outsourcing of employment to parts of the world where labour is still relatively cheap.

October 13, 2020 20:08

and the long-distance transport of poultry entails the risk of spoilage. When you reduce the scale of such an operation right down to the level of the family farm, these risks all but disappear. And yet a small farmer with a few dozen free-range chickens is likely to be subject to essentially the same regulations, often raising costs to levels that can make it impossible to remain in business.

October 13, 2020 20:07

Meanwhile, regulations operating at a national level tend to undermine their smaller competitors. Take the example of chicken farms. Huge, battery-style farms clearly need stringent environmental and health regulations. Tens of thousands of closely confined animals are highly prone to disease; the tons of concentrated effluent need to be safely disposed of;

October 13, 2020 20:07

Firstly, regulations. In the name of growth, global trade and finance is increasingly deregulated, while the local market is subject to often stifling amounts of red tape. Deregulation has led to an exponential expansion in the power and influence of transnational corporations, or TNCs. In the name of free trade, constraints on TNCs and banks have been removed, creating an interlinked global empire that has turned our elected representatives into little more than corporate servants.

October 13, 2020 20:06

The global economy is dependent for its existence on three key mechanisms, which together provide a hugely unfair advantage to big business. These are: regulations, taxes and subsidies.

October 13, 2020 20:06

These and other signs of breakdown are not a regrettable by-product of some otherwise valid process, but the direct result of an economy that is out of touch with the real needs of people and the Earth. More and more people now realise that merely tinkering with the dominant economy is not enough; we need fundamental change

October 13, 2020 20:05

This is not just a matter of accounting. The pursuit of economic growth above all other considerations has taken the planet to the brink. Climate change poses a threat to humanity on an unprecedented scale. Worldwide, rates of depression, suicide and addiction are on the increase. Once affluent nation states face massive debt; some are literally bankrupt

October 13, 2020 20:05

Observing these changes in Ladakh forced me to question basic economic principles. Like most Westerners, I had grown up under the impression that economic growth meant progress, and that the various costs of growth were unfortunate but necessary.

October 13, 2020 20:03

Observing these changes in Ladakh forced me to question basic economic principles. Like most Westerners, I had grown up under the impression that economic growth meant progress, and that the various costs of growth were unfortunate but necessary.

October 13, 2020 20:03

The streets are now choked with traffic, and the air tastes of diesel fumes. The once pristine streams are polluted, the water undrinkable. For the first time, some people are even homeless. Unemployment an unimaginable concept in the traditional culture is now widespread, while friction between different ethnic and religious groups, virtually unknown in the past five hundred years, is on the rise

October 13, 2020 20:01

Political power has been centralized in Leh, the capital, and a dependence created on an outside money economy. Tragically, the Ladakhis have been made to think of themselves and their culture as backward and inferior, and have been encouraged to embrace a Western, urban lifestyle. Over the course of twenty years, I have watched Leh turn into an urban sprawl.

October 13, 2020 20:00

Over the last three decades or so, Ladakh has been increasingly opened up to economic development, exposing the people to a range of outside influences they had not encountered before: advertising and corporate media, tourism, pesticides, western-style schooling, and consumer goods.

October 13, 2020 20:00

As in other traditional cultures, the Ladakhis also had a deep connection to the land. People depended on the living world around them for their basic needs; with few exceptions, their food, clothing and shelter were all produced within the region. Most necessities were met within walking distance. You knew the land intimately, you knew its limits; and you knew how to live with the land in a sustainable way.

October 13, 2020 19:59

And these economic exchanges provided a structural relationship of give-and-take that bound people together in ways that provided both material and psychological security.

October 13, 2020 19:59

Importantly, this interdependence was structurally reinforced by the economy. People relied on each other for the very food they ate; they exchanged seeds, they shared draft animals for ploughing and threshing

October 13, 2020 19:58

It was a peaceful culture; there was little strife and conflict. The very young had multiple carers siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles while the very old were integrally involved in the rhythms of daily life.

October 13, 2020 19:57

Perhaps the most striking aspect of the traditional culture was the Ladakhis sense of self. In my early years, the overwhelming majority of people still lived in large, extended families, within communities that were of a human scale. An intricate web of mutual support had the effect of minimising the strain on individual relationships.

October 13, 2020 19:57

For more than a thousand years, Ladakh was home to a thriving culture. Traditions of frugality and cooperation, coupled with an intimate and location-specific knowledge of the environment, enabled the Ladakhis not only to survive but to prosper. Everyone had enough to eat; families and communities were strong; the status of women was high.

October 13, 2020 19:56

I have spent much of the last 35 years in Ladakh, and it has become my second home. From the first year I have been fluent in the local language, and have been able to experience the culture almost from the inside. These experiences have had a profound effect on the way I now see the world.

October 13, 2020 19:55

I might not have seen the crucial links between the economy, community and the environment had I not had the privilege of living in relatively intact local economies in both Europe and Asia. My greatest teacher in this regard has been Ladakh, or Little Tibet, a remote region high up in the Western Himalayas

October 13, 2020 19:54

The benefits of such a move are enormous. It can radically cut energy use and waste; it can help to restore true democracy; it can reduce the gap between rich and poor; and at a personal, spiritual level, it can restore to our lives a sense of meaning and purpose. I call it the economics of happiness

October 13, 2020 19:54

It does not mean an end to international trade, but it does mean taking control of giant multinational corporations and requiring them to be place based and accountable to individual nation states

October 13, 2020 19:52

What does this mean in practice? Simply put, localization means shortening the distance between production and consumption moving away from an ever growing dependence on global trade, and instead encouraging greater self reliance both at the local and regional level.

October 13, 2020 19:51

What does this mean in practice? Simply put, localization means shortening the distance between production and consumption: moving away from an ever growing dependence on global trade, and instead encouraging greater self reliance both at the local and regional level. It does NOT mean an end to international trade, but it does mean taking control of giant multinational corporations and requiring them to be place-based and accountable to individual nation.

October 13, 2020 19:43

What does this mean in practice? Simply put, localization means shortening the distance between production and consumption: moving away from an ever growing dependence on global trade, and instead encouraging greater self reliance both at the local and regional level. It does NOT mean an end to international trade, but it does mean taking control of giant multinational corporations and requiring them to be place-based and accountable to individual nation sta

October 13, 2020 19:38

ultimately, fatal flaws. They are all top down, centralized, one size fits all systems that, to a greater or lesser extent, both suppress the best of what is human and deny the first law of nature: the law of diversity. Localization emerges from a very different worldview: one that celebrates diversity; that values different ecosystems and climates and cultures; and that sees the vital importance of community.

October 13, 2020 19:36

My organization, ISEC the International Society for Ecology and Culture has been promoting economic localization for more than three decades: not as an add-on to business as usual, but as a deep-rooted and systemic alternative. As we see it, communism, socialism and todays corporate capitalism all suffer the same fundamental and

October 13, 2020 19:36

I thank you for your wisdom and your support, and accept this award on behalf of the emerging worldwide localization movement: a movement that, I believe, can not only help to prevent ecological devastation but also substantially improve the quality of life for the great majority of people on earth.

October 13, 2020 19:35

Considers science as a legitimate but incomplete methodology for exploring the truth as it ignores the observer and self observation as legitimate ways to explore the truth.

Says that since the deepest level of Nature is pure unconditioned consciousness there is plenty of room for both free will and creativity. In the goal of life is complete freedom. Similarly the laws of Nature are actually the habits of Nature and therefore, Nature can also take breaks of creativity

October 13, 2020 19:27

Considers science as a legitimate but incomplete methodology for exploring the truth as it ignores the observer and self observation as legitimate ways to explore the truth.

Says that since the deepest level of Nature is pure unconditioned consciousness there is plenty of room for both free will and creativity. In the goal of life is complete freedom. Similarly the laws of Nature are actually the habits of Nature and therefore, Nature can also take breaks of creativity

October 13, 2020 19:21

Considers science as a legitimate but incomplete methodology for exploring the truth as it ignores the observer and self observation as legitimate ways to explore the truth.

October 13, 2020 19:21

Creates technologies that can make life more comfortable and enjoyable. Used diabolically science creates technology of destruction and mechanized death.

Divides Nature into living organisms and dead matter

October 13, 2020 19:20

Prescribes subjective techniques for experiencing transcendence, interconnectedness, inseparability, unity, compassion, love, beauty, truth, harmony, and the experience of growth and evolution. These include various kinds of meditative practices, but also acts of love and service and a deep intuitive knowing through self reflection, contemplation, and thought experiments. These are testable and subject to verification and consensual agreement.

October 13, 2020 18:54

Asserts that consciousness is the ground of creation that simultaneously co-arises as matter, biology, and mind

Experiences the world subjectively within oneself

Asserts that observer and observed are in reality one unified entity.

October 13, 2020 18:53

It is interesting to me that we have the capacity to make this new understanding spread virally almost with the rapidity of an epidemic or a global pandemic. I use global pandemic in a healthy sense a global pandemic of health, joy, peace, and sustainability.

October 13, 2020 18:52

It is interesting to me that we have the capacity to make this new understanding spread virally almost with the rapidity of an epidemic or a global pandemic. I use global pandemic in a healthy sense a global pandemic of health, joy, peace, and sustainability.

October 13, 2020 18:51

We must now develop a deeper understanding of holism. The word holism, the word health, the word holy, and the word healing, are all actually the same word, because healing is nothing other than the memory of wholeness the memory of who we really are.

October 13, 2020 18:50

You cannot have peace in the world when 50% of the world lives on less than $2 a day, and when 20% of the world lives on less than $1 a day. Peace, social justice and economic well-being of those who are less privileged than us are all inseparable. And that understanding of inseparability is the only thing that can make a difference in our personal, social and planetary healing

October 13, 2020 18:49

With that as the background, our organization, the Chopra Foundation, has as its goal almost the same as the Goi Peace Foundation, to help create a critical mass of consciousness which will accelerate the development of a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Peaceful, just, sustainable they are all linke

October 13, 2020 18:45

If technology is part of our evolution and it is not going to be stopped, how can we use this new technology to bring about a deeper healing, a deeper healing of our ecosystem, a deeper healing of the drift and separation of our collective souls, and a deeper understanding of the relationship between science and spirituality?

October 13, 2020 18:43

If technology is part of our evolution and it is not going to be stopped, how can we use this new technology to bring about a deeper healing, a deeper healing of our ecosystem, a deeper healing of the drift and separation of our collective souls, and a deeper understanding of the relationship between science and spirituality?

October 13, 2020 18:42

A deeper understanding of consciousness has the ability to literally give us answers to some of the deepest questions of our existence. Why is there something instead of nothing? Why do we exist at all? What is the meaning and purpose of our existence? Do we have a soul? What is the meaning of death? Why do we have a diabolical shadow self? Is there divinity or god? And if there is, then why is it important? Does that divine intelligence even care about us? Is our planet a single spec of dust in a mindless void somewhere in the junkyard of infinity?

October 13, 2020 18:41

A deeper understanding of consciousness has the ability to literally give us answers to some of the deepest questions of our existence. Why is there something instead of nothing? Why do we exist at all? What is the meaning and purpose of our existence? Do we have a soul? What is the meaning of death? Why do we have a diabolical shadow self? Is there divinity or god? And if there is, then why is it important? Does that divine intelligence even care about us? Is our planet a single spec of dust in a mindless void somewhere in the junkyard of infinity?

October 13, 2020 18:34

A deeper understanding of consciousness has the ability to literally give us answers to some of the deepest questions of our existence. Why is there something instead of nothing? Why do we exist at all? What is the meaning and purpose of our existence? Do we have a soul? What is the meaning of death? Why do we have a diabolical shadow self? Is there divinity or god? And if there is, then why is it important? Does that divine intelligence even care about us? Is our planet a single spec of dust in a mindless void somewhere in the junkyard of infinity?

October 13, 2020 18:33

When we have ancient primitive habits and modern capacities, that is a very devastating combination that could spell our doom. Therefore, we need to revise our science. We need a holistic science that not only asks the how of creation and the how of evolution, but asks the why of creation and the why of evolution.

October 13, 2020 18:32

When we have ancient primitive habits and modern capacities, that is a very devastating combination that could spell our doom. Therefore, we need to revise our science. We need a holistic science that not only asks the how of creation and the how of evolution, but asks the why of creation and the why of evolution.

October 13, 2020 18:31

Your overall happiness experience depends on whether you have moved from money to meaning, up the hierarchy of needs that Abraham Maslow, the great transpersonal psychologist, spoke about. And your happiness depends on various choices that you make on a day-to-day basis.