March 10, 2008

What’s Important?


Global Mindshift, through its website, asked people to submit what we consider the ten most important questions of our time. One of the facilitators in Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream symposiums had some of her questions selected (I’m also a facilitator:]


I don't think there's much to say other than "Here they are":

  • How can we best prepare our children for the future?  
  • What does sustainability look like to you? How do we get there?   
  • How do humans need to adapt to survive the changes predicted for this century?  
  • How do we shift from "Me" to "We" on both the local and global levels?  
  • How can you, as Gandhi said, be the change that you want to see in the world?  
  • What kind of economic structures can best support a shift to sustainable living?  
  • How should we re-invent the political process so that people feel that they have a voice?  
  • What kind of leadership does the world need now?  
  • How can we balance our personal needs with the most pressing needs of our community and the larger world?
  • What can we do to reduce or eliminate violence in the world?

Responses came in from 39 countries – from Uganda to Mexico to Singapore to Serbia to India to the US – making Global Conversation Week 2008 truly global.

No. There is something else to say: What are your answers? How can you get your friends to read and answer for themselves?

Useful Quotations


Peace starts with a smile
Mother Teresa, Catholic Nun and Nobel Peace Prize winner

Truth fears no questions.

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.
Thomas Berger


The one who asks questions doesn't lose his way
African Proverb


Creation Corner

Michael Lipp

What’s Important

What’s Important only matters

When we make it urgent

Because urgent I can understand,

Keeping my appointments

And brushing my teeth

Getting my car fixed

And watching the Mets

Getting enough sleep

And taking my meds;

Growing my business.

Don’t bother me with saving the world

I leave that to my wife.

I’ll watch The Inconvenient Truth

And vote the right way.

That just has to be


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