[GMW #2141] The Fundamental Individual Human Right To Live On A Beautiful Sustainable EarthTuesday 1 February 2010, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1001 to 1500
~ Idea 1374 ~ 15 April 1998
I claim also the fundamental individual human right of my children and grandchildren not to see this Earth on whose elements our lives depend destroyed by unending wasteful construction, industrial production, wasteful commerce, marketed and advertised unnecessary, harmful consumption, colossal built-in obsolescence, and other evils of the current materialistic economic system.
This new right should also be put on the agenda of the UN Human Rights Commission, supplementary to the great new work on an Earth Charter.
Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume II Chapter 4 - Of Positive Living
To look down is to succumb to vertigo. To look up is to be able to climb.
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.
I don't believe that children are born with empathy. It is something they learn by seeing it modeled by others. --Jacqui Rivait
Fact of the Day:
Human behaviors are often explained as hard-wired evolutionary leftovers of life on the savannah or during the Stone Age. But a study of one very modern behavior, fairness toward total strangers one will never meet again, suggests it evolved recently, and is rooted in culture rather than biology. In a series of behavioral tests given to 2,100 people in societies around the world (from hunter-gatherers to wage laborers), an innate sense of fairness dovetailed with participation in markets and major religions. "You can't get the effects we're seeing from genes," notes evolutionary psychologist Joe Henrich. "These are things you learn as a consequence of growing up in a particular place." [ more ]
Be The Change:
Reflect on how you are promoting fairness in your own life and culture.
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