Connecting local responses around the world
This was one of the exercise to be completed in Module 2 of the Blended Learning. I wote down in my notebook "I want to live in a society that is peaceful and clean." I have information and the skills needed to ensure that this can happen, even skills to help others live in a peaceful and clean world."
Did I really mean this? Of course I cared about the state of our society, but did I really want to devote my life to this cause? My conclusion was that even if it was a personal concern, it was really not my REAL dream.
My real dream is to be a good person. That's it. No fanfare, no hoopla, no gimmicks. Intrinsic in what a good society should be, are citizens who are good. Even if it is impossible for me to change everybody, I can change myself and transfer these values to others. So deep, deep down - my personal dream is to live in a society where people genuinely love and care for each other. I believe that then all other problems in the society will not be as insurmountable as they seem now. Once we each recognize and act on being human, our society will be good.
So it's true what the golden rule says - we should love our neighbours as ourselves. If we apply this very simple principle, then our society will be peaceful and everything good we wish it to be.
Of course the challenge lies in loving ourselves. but then, there are many ways we can cultivate self-love.