“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.” ― Noam Chomsky
These are the SEVEN UNIVERSAL HUMAN PRINCIPLES
We are inspired in our mission by these principles. We believe that these are universal principles which can unite us all, and are core to our being. They are values which can guide and inspire us. When we live our lives congruent to these values we can do little wrong, and more easily find our path and true life purpose. Ideally, the essence of this should be living an honorable life and seeking contentment. How you do this is completely up to you. Just make sure that you are living your own life and meeting your own expectations, not those imposed by others.
Living our life with respect and compassion for others and congruent to our values is the only true way to live. In reality, we already know from birth the true way to conduct our life. We don’t really even need to be taught it, it’s totally intuitive. It just is.
In addition to these principles, we need to adopt a sharing mentality – to share freely all that we can, and all that we know, especially our knowledge and wisdom.
The principle-centred person can also possess significant levels of sympathy, empathy and compassion. Indeed, as Arthur Schopenhauer famously quoted, “Compassion is the basis of all morality.” How so very true that is!
Life can seem too complex, but it need not be so. We need to pay more attention to what affects us directly, and let all else just flow over us. Let it all just become noise in the background.
The media and people around us incessantly portray a negative, sensationalist view of the world. But are things really so bad? How much progress are we really making as a global, human species? Are things getting better or worse? And at what rate?
Click here to take our version of THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT DATA QUIZ which will give you instant feedback.
You might be surprised by what you find out. Things may actually be better than you think!
Too much analysis can cause paralysis of the mind. But too much negativity and selective reporting of the world’s problems can also cause depression, despondency, overwhelm and even worse, apathy.
Find out the facts for yourself. Use the quiz as a springboard for your research and thinking, and look deeper into the issues facing us.