TAG: Humanity

Is this the future we wanted?

The Future For Us?

A recent movie called Idiocracy paints a depressing future in which society has become unintelligent and feeble minded to the point of ridicule. Likewise, H.G. Wells’ famous novel, The Time Machine, also shares a similar tomorrow where humanity has dumbed down into obscurity. Could it be that we are on a correspondent path? In a world where convenience is paramount, and everything from vehicles to homes is automated, we’ve increasingly built a society of demanding and dependent people. The desire to create is slowly being replaced with the need to consume– a stark contrast compared to the mindset of previous… read more

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon The International Day of Peace is being celebrated this year on Saturday, September 21st. The day of peace offers a particular time where people, communities, administrations and world nations can share a preset date of peaceful intentions. Events spanning the globe will take place over the weekend in recognition. It began in 1981 by being unanimously voted… read more

Life’s Quest

Life's quest

We all have a mission in life. From birth until death, we go about our daily existence with goals and visions on our minds. Whether it’s finishing college, starting a family, or rising up the ladder in the corporate world, everyone has a plan. What of humanity, though? What’s our unified plan, and is it clear cut? Since the days when the first human beings walked the earth, we have all asked ourselves that question. What exactly is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? A popular novel-turned-film called The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy suggests satirically that the… read more

Where Do You Stand?

Human impact and the environment

How deeply have you considered your views of the environment and humanity’s contribution to what many describe as our current ecological crisis? The answer might seem simple: “Sure, I know where I stand”. But do you know where your views are located on the sustainability continuum? Consider, for example, whether you agree or disagree with the following sets of statements (adapted from the work of Environmental Education academic, Vicki Keliher 2012). As you consider these statements, ask yourself “why” you believe what you do, and (importantly) “how” your position affects the way you live and work: People are essentially different… read more