The world will be transformed, but to save or destroy?

The world will be transformed, but to save or destroy?

The world is changing and will inevitably continue to change, but for the better or for the worse?

To look at that question and to see ways we can assure we have the ability to move it in the direction that is most safe and helpful for all, there will be videos and links to articles which will be added to as time goes on.

Please…

  • Please watch these videos and check out the info at the links.
  • Please become as aware as possible, informed as possible and as open minded as possible.
  • Please do not make assumptions.
  • Please care enough to do those and other Peaceful things.
  • Please check back from time to time as I will add to this post as I find things worth sharing and will add new stuff to the bottom of the post.
  • Please contact me with anything you feel should be added.

Thank you.

First off is a short video that says a lot in a less than 6 minutes…

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Here are some links with much info, then more videos…

Wind, solar, geothermal, alternatives to oil based plastic, dangers of fossil fuels, benefits (including for the fossil fuel workers) of clean alternatives, how to move from the big banks to local Credit Unions and more…
https://together4earth.one/shifting-from-fossil-fuels-to-clean-energy-the-benefits-the-why-the-how/

Candidates, parties and groups working on changing things for the better including a video showing how YOU can build winning alliances…
https://together4earth.one/parties-and-candidates-with-various-progressive-platforms/

How our lifestyle and diets affect our planet and what we can do to have less negative impact…
https://together4earth.one/vegan-what-is-it-how-it-helps-you-animals-earth-resources-and-info/

How you can help make this a world beyond war…
(Post and link coming soon, please research and think up ways on your own)

Ways that are successful in opposing oppression, knowing your rights, etc…
https://together4earth.one/nonviolent-civil-resistance-opposing-repressive-or-unacceptable-policy-successfully-peacefully/

Some important words by Native Peoples and others…
(Post and link coming soon, please research and think up ways on your own)

Human population.
As is (or should be) obvious, we can’t just keep growing in number and expect our planet to be able to provide all we need even if we do live as in harmony with Earth as is possible. People being educated is one of the big ways we can keep ourselves from overpopulating. The more educated and informed people are the less children they end up having.

It may be a tough subject to look at but ignoring it will lead to our own demise and negatively affect all life (human, animal, plant). We can’t ignore it. We simply can’t ignore it.
Look at the numbers…
http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

Poverty.
Until poverty is addressed in a full, deep, meaningful way with the focus on cause, effect and solution we won’t be able to deal with many of the issues we must deal with all the way from locally to globally. When people are poor they rightfully will have little focus or little ability to focus on anything more than their immediate needs of food, shelter, clothing and what is needed to survive.
What is one of the main driving forces causing poverty?
Greed.
Greed, runaway capitalism, competition on who owns the most, who has the newest and most expensive cars, houses and so forth.
Living more simply and reducing is important but until we live more as one with each other (as we would have originally) in a more socialist way we won’t make any progress. The divide between the few that have amassed absurd fortunes and everyone else is almost beyond imagination and many people have no idea how far the effects of greed stretch. There is massive poverty in many places that are far, far removed geographically from those that set into motion that which caused their poverty. A good book to read is “Confessions of an economic hitman” as it shows, written by a man who did what is written about, how people in a far off land may be living in poverty because of the greed of a corporation half way around the world.
The causes of so much of our problems may seem complicated and insurmountable but they can be addressed, changed and our world can be sustainable and have much, much less suffering and waste. Never doubt that. Just try to get at least somewhat informed and be vocal and involved in positive change.
Support that which helps, not that which harms.

Here’s a VERY good video of a discussion worth watching a few times with David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Richard Leakey and Jane Goodall on the shape the planet is in and how we (including filmmakers and documentary makers) can address the issues and create positive change…

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This next video is very inspiring. Anyone who wants world Peace, all teachers and anyone who wants to help children be caring, thinking individuals living to their potential and have a better world should see this…

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The success of nonviolent civil resistance:
Between 1900-2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as successful as violent campaigns. Erica will talk about her research on the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discuss the promise of unarmed struggle in the 21st century. She will focus on the so-called “3.5% rule”—the notion that no government can withstand a challenge of 3.5% of its population without either accommodating the movement or (in extreme cases) disintegrating. In addition to explaining why nonviolent resistance has been so effective, she will also share some lessons learned about why it sometimes fails.

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Cultivating Empathy

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Empathy is a Verb
Educational psychologist and author, Michele Borba, shares her decade-long journey to discover how to optimize human potential. Surprisingly, it was children from Canada to Rwanda who offered the three best ideas to cultivate empathy. The best news: if applying those simple strategies together we can revolutionize society and build the best investment for our future: human capital.

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Fearless empathy
Vanessa Inn demonstrates how to overcome fear, uniting “heart & spine” to achieve a state of fearless empathy.

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If we are to have a better world more businesses have to have at least some of the vision and willingness to not have profit as their only driving force. Interesting Elon Musk interview here…

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Just those above can keep you busy for a good while, much needs to be gone through and read or watched more than once to let it all soak in but with that said I will add more as I find what I feel fits. Again, I ask you to contact me with what you want to add and I ask you to stay open, find ways to understand things yourself and find ways to get others to be able to see and understand. Think and dream up new ways to help. Trust yourself. You can change the world.

We’re all in this together.

Peace.

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