[GMW #2028] Celebrations [Myths, Stories, Songs, Dance, Art] Creating Ties Of Sentiment From The Family, City, Nation To The Entire Humanity And PlanetThursday 19 Aug 2010, Editor: Easy
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~ Idea 1020 ~ 26 April 1997
A fresh look should be given to the practice of celebrations [Myths, Stories, Songs, Dance, Art] which have the virtue of bringing together humans and creating ties of sentiment from the family, the city, the nation to the entire humanity and planet.All calendars published in the world should mention celebrations. The United Nations publishes each year an updated list of world celebrations.
These will help fulfill Sigmund Freud's vision when he gave the following answer to Einstein who could not understand why humans continued to make war on each other and to produce armaments:
Freud noted that humans are divided between instincts of aggression and love.
[World] Peace would require the development of ties of sentiment among people [Global humanity]."The love of country has succeeded in binding people at the national level.
The great new historical challenge is to develop love among all Earth inhabitants, and for the Earth itself," he said.How right this statement is!
It should open an important chapter in the new science, art and methodology of global psychology. Theses on the subject should be written by students in Universities. I am glad that a book on celebrations by Linda Grover is a current best-seller in the United States (see Introduction).The author has asked me to write a chapter on global celebrations for a new book she is writing.
Nor is it surprising that the extreme right conservatives of the United States are against any new celebrations and world conferences by the UN. They claim that they cost too much money. Well, I hope that someone will calculate how much military celebrations in nations cost the taxpayers. That is an expense which could usefully be shifted to other social needs or celebrations.
I pray that there will be some day on this planet a University which will teach a science, a strategy and a methodology of celebrations.
Art is not distinct from life.
It is the highest expression of life.
Each human being should be an artist,
were it only of their own life.
Yes, to be able to say:
"My life is a work of art."
UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
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
All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up;
that emotion is impure
which seizes only one side of your being
and so distorts you.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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