How to Build GLOBAL Community

Thought nuggets (I didn’t write it, but I do support it).

HOW TO BUILD GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Think of no one as “them”   Don’t confuse your comfort with your safety   Talk to strangers   Imagine other cultures through their poetry and novels   Listen to music you don’t understand   Dance to it Act locally Notice the workings of power and privilege in your culture   Question consumption   Know how your lettuce and coffee are grown: wake up and smell the exploitation   Look for fair trade and union labels   help build economies from the bottom up   Acquire few needs   Learn a second (or third) language   Visit people, places and cultures — not tourist attractions   Learn people’s history   Re-define progress   Know physical and political geography   Play games from other cultures   Watch films with subtitles   Know your heritage   Honor everyone’s holidays   Look at the moon and imagine someone else, somewhere else, looking at it too   Read the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights   Understand the global economy in terms of people, land and water   Know where your bank banks   Never believe you have a right to anyone else’s resources   Refuse to wear corporate logos: defy corporate domination   Question military/corporate connections   Don’t confuse money with wealth, or time with money   Have a pen/email pal   Honor indigenous cultures   Judge governance by how well it meets all people’s needs   Be skeptical about what you read   Eat adventurously   Enjoy vegetables, beans and grains in your diet   Choose curiosity over certainty   know where your water comes from and where your wastes go   Pledge allegiance to the earth: question nationalism   Think South, Central and North — there are many Americans   Assume that many others share your dreams   Know that no one is silent though many are not heard   Work to change this.

~ by dawseng on January 19, 2010.

3 Responses to “How to Build GLOBAL Community”

  1. Thanks for posting this – I love it.
    Oh, and I also love that you’re returning to your blog!

  2. “Question,” “Know,” “Honor,” “Understand” WOW! I can build a global community without lifting a finger! SUMMER PROJECT!!!!!

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