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So how do you change the world?

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posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 12:48 PM
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There's billions of people on Earth. Some very humane, lovely people, and a lot of self serving, greedy, and egotistical ones, too. How does one change another's perspective and raise their awareness when they are so defensive of their I'll call it 'primitive' state? How do we get these people to understand the error of their ways? Without a large scale catastrophe, without war, and without beating them into submission? Believe me I have thought about that last one often.



How do you the readers here at ATS on this thread propose we change the world? Where do we even start? I'd really like to know your thoughts.


And thank you in advance.




posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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The only way one person could change the world is by discovering something that would make people realise the way they live their life is wrong.. then again what is the wrong way to live your life? What is the right way to live your life? Discovering something that could change the world might not even have to do with the way people live their lives. You just have to take a guess and hope it makes you happy. The world could be changed if we all worked together i think but i don't see that happening any time soon haha



posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 01:13 PM
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Too many murderers in society everwhere, why bother with prats that include 99% of human race.



posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 01:13 PM
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I have been studying the Law of Time and have found it to change my own life. One of the things they say will happen if we all have the idea in our minds to bring it about is a global rainbow surrounding the earth...

www.lawoftime.org...



posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 02:35 PM
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start by changing ourselves....




ps



posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Mahatma Gandhi believed that we must be the change we want to see in the world. This was well demonstrated when he helped India gain its independence. Gandhi was a revolutionary man, but he accomplished India's emergence as a nation without starting a revolution. In fact, he advocated no violence. One of the most powerful countries in the world yielded to the commitment of one man and the dream of millions.

What change can we effect? What's the difference we want to make in the world?

Gandhi said, "In a gentle way you can shake the world." Here are some things to think about how to do just that …

1. Know that all significant change throughout history has occurred not because of nations, armies, governments and certainly not committees. They happened as a result of the courage and commitment of individuals. People like Joan of Ark, Albert Einstein, Clara Barton, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison and Rosa Parks. They might not have done it alone, but they were, without question, the change makers.

2. Believe that you have a unique purpose and potential in the world. It's not so much something to create as to be discovered. And it's up to you to discover it. Believe that you can and will make a difference.

3. Recognize that everything you do, every step you take, every sentence you write, every word you speak-or DON'T speak--counts. Nothing is trivial. The world may be big, but there are no small things. Everything matters.

4. To be the change you want to see in the world, you don't have to be loud. You don't have to be eloquent. You don't have to be elected. You don't even have to be particularly smart or well educated. You do, however, have to be committed.

5. Take personal responsibility. Never think "it's not my job". It's a cop-out to say, "What can I do, I'm only one person." You don't need everyone's cooperation or anyone's permission to make changes. Remember this little gem, "If it's to be, it's up to me."

6. Don't get caught up in the how of things. If you're clear on what you want to change and why you want to change it, the how will come. Many significant things have been left undone because someone let the problem solving interfere with the decision-making.

7. Don't wait for things to be right in order to begin. Change is messy. Things will never be just right. Follow Teddy Roosevelt's timeless advice, "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

8. The genesis for change is awareness. We cannot change what we don't acknowledge. Most of the time, we aren't aware of what's wrong or what's not working. We don't see what could be. By becoming more aware, we begin the process of change.

9. Take to heart these words from Albert Einstein--arguably one of the smartest change masters who ever lived: "All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge."

10. In order for things to change, YOU have to change. We can't change others; we can only change ourselves. However, when WE change, it changes everything. And in doing so, we truly can be the change we want to see in the world.

The following is inscribed on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abby (1100 A.D.) …

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.



posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 07:59 PM
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Great posts here by all of you so far.

Getting ppl to change and thus the world, will likely happen as
it is mentioned in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Only when humanity is at the edge will change be forced upon it.

Some will make it, a lot will not.



posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 08:16 PM
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We think about changing the World; we talk about changing the World.

We act together through PEOPLE POWER using CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE....

We just say, and do what the word No encompasses. Just say No.

Refuse to participate in the bull crap going on. Say NO, to the deliberate mind manipulating programming on the boob tube.




posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by pantherstar
start by changing ourselves....




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Yeah that much is done. Anything else is just cake.



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by sanchoearlyjones
We think about changing the World; we talk about changing the World.

We act together through PEOPLE POWER using CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE....

We just say, and do what the word No encompasses. Just say No.

Refuse to participate in the bull crap going on. Say NO, to the deliberate mind manipulating programming on the boob tube.


Absolutely!


That's the thing, there are so many who think happiness is buying this or that on the TV and they still are miserable, because they don't understand, they're always going to want more, and that happiness comes from inside of themselves and not looking for external means to being happy.



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