[GMW #1999] Hold A World Conference On Ideas For A Peaceful and Better World In The 21st Century And Third MillenniumFriday 9 July 2010, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1 to 500
~ Idea 107 ~ 25 October 1994
An idea of Barbara Gaughen is to hold before the year 2000 a World Conference on Ideas for a Peaceful and Better World in the 21st century and third millennium.
It would probably be one of the most unusual and most useful conferences in human history.
When I was a refugee student at a college in the city of Lyon, a famous professor of literature gave us to write an essay on "natural style". We all failed.
He then explained to us with a story what he expected: at the Court of Louis XIV there was a Marquis who, when he was invited to a Court reception, spent hours in front of a mirror to arrange the folds of his jabot - a large neck garment of lace. When he arrived at the Court, everybody exclaimed: Monsieur le Marquis, comme votre jabot est naturel", how natural your jabot is!"
It is the same with style.
I approached the same Professor* one day and said to him:
"I come from Alsace-Lorraine and our teachers there tell us that we will never be able to write a beautiful French, because we are bilingual."
He answered: "Do not believe such rubbish.
Follow my advice: select a great author whom you like and copy every day, very slowly, ten lines from his writings.
Read once in a while the texts you have copied. I guarantee you that within six months you will write his style."
He was right. I later did the same for German and English and kept preciously the notebooks to refresh my style in these languages.
** See "Of Good Teachers", in Chapter I of "The Need for a Global all Humanity Education".
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References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.
WORD FOR THE DAY
Love wisdom, and she will guard you;
cherish her, and she will lift you high;
if only you embrace her,
she will bring you honor.
She will set a garland of grace on your head and
bestow on you a crown of glory.
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