Monday, October 11, 2010

[GMW #2060] Living Happier With Reduced Consumption Of Goods And Services To What Is Really Essential

[GMW #2060] Living Happier With Reduced Consumption Of Goods And Services To What Is Really Essential
Monday 11 October 2010, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1 to 500
~ Idea 1164 ~    17 September 1997

We can save life on this planet only if each of the 5.6 billion people reduce their consumption of goods and services to what is really essential. 

Please take this decision and soon you will feel happier, distant from the artificial, materialistic world of marketing and advertising.You will discover the immense richness of your own miraculous, natural, outer and inner life.

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,  
Volume II Chapter 15 - Of Beauty and Art
An honest face is a beautiful face.

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.

Robert Muller 1923 - 2010

Letters to the Editor

Robert Muller Was An Eternal Optimist

Posted: Thursday, October 07, 2010 - By Tim Rogers

Dear Tico Times:
I was saddened to read in last week's newspaper about the death of Robert Muller. I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Muller on several occasions for The Tico Times between 2001 and 2003.

He was an eternally optimistic man, and a great believer in dialogue, peace and internationalism. His hopefulness and idealism were compelling. On the occasions we met and talked, he despite being 50-plus years older than me acted more like the young idealist, and I the old cynic. But I always came away from our meetings feeling slightly more positive about the world's prospects.

I will remember Dr. Muller best for his unwavering faith in the United Nations, which I found convincing. I think Dr. Muller believed in the importance of the United Nations more than the ambassadors and current heads of state who walk its halls today and that's a shame.

Dr. Muller was a dreamer with big ideas for a better world. And I hope his spirit lives on at the University for Peace, which he co-founded.

If anyone is interested in learning more about Dr. Muller's remarkable life, I recommend reading his biography Prophet, the Hatmaker's Son: The Life of Robert Muller by Douglas Gillies.  It truly reads like an action/adventure novel and tells a fascinating back story to an exceptional life.
Tim Rogers

Bettina Gray Robert -- what a gift his life has been to us.
Comments: Robert was such an inspiration to so many.  What a life! And what a blessing to us.  

And to you Barbara my prayers of support as you make the farewell and transition.

Kazu Furuta commented on a video of Robert:

Kazu wrote:
"It's very sad that three great peacemakers passed away in 2010... We'll always remember them and their messages... Their legacy will live on in our heart and soul... Thank you very much, Frank, Gene and Robert...

Mr. Frank K. Kelly
Former speech writer for President Truman, Staff director of the U.S. Senate Majority Policy Committee, and Vice President of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Author of Kissing Joy as it Flies - Living in Eternitys Sunrise.;

Ms. Gene Knudsen Hoffman
Founder of the Compassionate Listening. Author of Compassionate Listening: An Exploratory Sourcebook About Conflict Transformation.;

Dr. Robert Muller
Former U.N. Assistant Secretary-General, Chancellor Emeritus of the U.N. University for Peace in Costa Rica and Recipient of the 1989 UNESCO Peace Education Prize. Author of MOST OF ALL THEY TAUGHT ME HAPPINESS.;;"

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