Is there a place where you are allowed to challenge the opinions of WorldShif celebrities? The very thought is intimidating.
Nevertheless, I have to say it: Putting ones faith in the business world to save the world is a naive illusion. A fairly basic understanding of economic principles would indicate that such hopes are unrealistic.
The business of business is business.
That business is to serve society by producing goods and services with optimum efficiency… Continue
Added by Janos Abel on December 30, 2009 at 6:45pm —
The declaration on the main page states:
WorldShift 2012 is a global movement dedicated to co-creating the foundations of a peaceful and sustainable world by the end of 2012
This is a very general statement that needs to be expanded in order to be a guide for the type of shift the world requires.
I suggest as the next level of expansion that the world has to shift to a state with no War, no Poverty, no Oppression, no Exploitation, no… Continue
Added by Janos Abel on December 30, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Can any of you kindly offer some advice on ways I might fund a month-long training session in Cameroon, Africa designed to train the Cameroon youth in the building of solar herbal dryers, strategic planning, and change leadership skills?
An overview of the initiative can be found at http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/Humanitarian/Africa/
Added by Dave Bauer on December 23, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Many demolitions are actually renovations.
-Jalaluddin Rumi, poet
and mystic (1207-1273)
Added by Peter Vizel on December 17, 2009 at 4:11am —
The difficulty we find ourselves in at the present time is that parallel to the dramatic physical changes we are currently experiencing there is also pressure for a simultaneous mental shift. This is a shift in thinking as least as significant as was the Enlightenment shift from a heliocentric worldview to a humanistic one. The Cartesian view of a mechanistic universe is outdated and incompatible within an evolutionary paradigm. What is required is a total change in our human perception. For… Continue
Added by Kingsley Dennis on December 16, 2009 at 7:59am —
He felt justified to kill birds for a museum where they would be preserved forever, as some feel justified to eat fish, chicken, or other meat that is digested in hours.
Which is more justified? And even if necessary, how do you justify? Those who are familiar with ancient folklore, or are up above the rest of us a moral notch or two, kill "respectfully" by offering prayers or apologies, in the hope that animals will "offer themselves" up to be voluntarily killed.
However, it is a sad… Continue
Added by Peter Vizel on December 9, 2009 at 2:36am —
Every one is a moon,
and has a dark side
which he never shows to anybody.
-Mark Twain, author
and humorist (1835-1910)
Added by Peter Vizel on December 7, 2009 at 2:25am —
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe,
but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
-H.L. Mencken, writer,
editor, and critic (1880-1956)
Added by Peter Vizel on December 7, 2009 at 2:22am —