How to Build Global Community

So here’s another awesome poster I saw in Sedona, Arizona at another location actually, it was a nice surprise. Sure love that place and the people’s positive perspective and loving energy. So here’s the thoughts on this that I’d like to share.

Think of no one as “them” [We are all connected]

Don’t confuse your comfort with your safety

Talk to strangers [We are all one anyway, enjoy our human family, you never know what you’ll find]

Imagine other cultures through their poetry and novels

Listen to music you don’t understand [Feel the positivity in music! Enjoy music of love and peace and notice how it makes you feel!]

Dance to it [Dance in general! Enjoy life! Stop worrying about what others think.]

Act locally [Do your best to support local markets and farmers, recycle, take care of others, also think of how you can impact your local community! You can make a change! And if everyone works to make a change to those around them we can change the world!]

Notice the workings of power and privilege in your culture [Be grateful for our freedoms and exercise them]

Question consumption [Wonder where all our trash goes… Question why we keep making non-biodegradable things. Educate yourself! Watch The Story of Stuff for starters, the truth will blow your mind!]

Know how your lettuce [and other fresh produce] and coffee are grown: wake up and smell the exploitation [Stop supporting food industries and farmers who don’t care about the chemicals they’re spraying and putting into/onto our food.]

Look for fair trade and union labels

Help build economies from the bottom up

Acquire few needs [Enjoy life! Don’t let ourselves be consumed by unnecessary “needs” that we think are in fact needs. They aren’t… Why isn’t living enough, we are obsessed with entertainment and mundane “things to do.” Enjoy experiences with friends and what we all have to offer to each other, enjoy laughter, play, joy, and love of our bond as fellow human beings and creators!]

Learn a second (or third) language [Find a friend to enjoy developing the power of your mind, stimulate your brain cells with a new language. The more we use our brain power the healthier we stay, the longer we live, and the happier we are. Keep your brain healthy!]

Visit people, place and cultures — not tourist attractions [We are all connected! Enjoy what others have to offer.]

Learn people’s history [Be well rounded, don’t be ignorant to think that your way is the only way.]

Re-define progress

Know physical and political geography [Be educated on the world not just your country]

Play games from other cultures

Watch films with subtitles

Know your heritage [Don’t be so prideful, respect the heritage and culture of all. For Americans specifically, remember the fact that we were all immigrants who took this land through force, war, and violence… stop being so arrogant and be kind and respectful. We have to stop resorting to violence in any situation!]

Honor everyone’s holidays [Be respectful of all]

Look at the moon and imagine someone else, somewhere else, looking at it too [How can we wage war? How can we wage it when we’re under the same sky? We’re under the same sky!! – Trevor Hall “Where’s the Love”]

Read the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Understand the global economy in terms of people, land and water

Know where your bank banks

Never believe you have a right to anyone else’s resources

Refuse to wear corporate logos: defy corporate domination [Know how your clothes are made, who made them, and at what price…]

Question military/corporate connections [Oil… need I say more]

Don’t confuse money with wealth, or time with money

Have a pen/email pal [Enjoy our human family]

Honor indigenous cultures

Judge governance by how well it meets all people’s needs [True Democracy]

Be skeptical about what you need [Don’t let advertisements and consumerism control you]

Eat adventurously

Enjoy vegetables, beans, and grains in your diet [Vegetarianism is incredibly healthy for you and gives you amazing energy, especially raw or uncooked foods]

Choose curiosity over certainty [Don’t be a sheep, think for yourself]

Know where your water comes from and where your wastes go [The Story of Stuff]

Pledge allegiance to the earth: question nationalism [Recognize if the planet fails/dies, we all do]

Think South, Central and North — There are many Americans [Be a world citizen, don’t be sheltered and ignorant]

Assume that many others share your dreams [You are not alone!]

Know that no one is silent though many are not heard

Work to change this.

What an amazing message! I love this and hope that everyone can gain something from it. I went ahead and added my thoughts along the way instead of after. I think we can all grow to live this way and love each other as family. We each and start to make the change in our own ways and in our own communities.

Always Love-

Mathew Micheletti

~You shall know Truth by the happiness, joy, and peace it brings~ Go within and start knocking on the Door.