You won’t Change / Du wirst Dich nicht Ändern / Você não Mudará / No vas a Cambiar

The mind does not follow the facts. Facts are stubborn things, but our minds are even more stubborn Doubt is not always resolved in the face of facts for even the most enlightened among us, however credible and convincing those facts might be. As a result of the well-documented confirmation bias, you tend to undervalue evidence that ...

A bitter Truth / Eine bittere Wahrheit / Uma verdade Amarga / Una Verdad Amarga

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While people generally like to think they are in touch with reality, the uncomfortable truth is that many shield themselves from certain unpleasant facts to make them happier and more productive. From unpleasant insights about Love to the truth about meritocracy, there are inumerous uncomfortable truths people do not like to admit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNg7-aRO8hM It is nice to believe ...

Why Fight / Warum Kämpfen / Por que Lutar / Por qué Pelear

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Most modern wars are fought over political disagreements, which are pretty shallow, ideological battles. What kind of government are we going to have? Capitalism called communism, or communism called capitalism, or what have you?Those wars are fought out of fear. So we’ll say, 'All right, we’re going to blow those bastards to pieces. We’re afraid ...

Money Power Glory / Geld Macht Ruhm / Dinheiro Poder Glória / Dinero Poder Gloria

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You will meet people who made more money than most of us and then spent it all. You will meet people who's names you recognize and yet whose own families have forgotten their faces. You will meet people who drive old cars and wear worn-out clothes and are worth millions. You will meet people who want to smash your creativity ...

The Price of Consumerism / Der Preis des Konsums / O preço do Consumismo / El precio del Consumismo

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Consumerism is at the heart of the matter. You crave for more and more in life, you do not care about the damage cost or the opportunity loss you might have to sustain. Consumerism undermines your quality of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2I47EQHg30 Consumerism affects your everyday happiness and psychological health. People whose values center on the accumulation of wealth ...

Out of Balance / Aus dem Gleichgewicht / Fora de Equilíbrio / Fuera de Balance

You have been told that if you only had that coolest, newest car/phone/pair of shoes/you-name-it, you would be happy. But as soon as you get that newest thing that was guaranteed to make you happy, you are told that a new something has just come out and you will never be happy unless you get it ...

The reason we have Poverty / Der Grund warum wir Armut Haben / A razão pela qual nós temos Pobreza / La razón por la que tenemos Pobreza.

Poverty is the state for the majority of the World’s population and nations. Behind the increasing interconnectedness promised by globalization are global decisions, policies, and practices. These are influenced, driven, or formulated by the rich and powerful. These can be leaders of rich countries or other global actors such as multinational corporations, institutions, and influential people. In ...

I have nothing left to Give / Ich habe nichts mehr zu Geben / Não tenho mais nada para Dar / No tengo nada más para Dar

Human greed and the thirst for power. The basic problem is greed and the monetary system that is based on fundamentally flawed and unsustainable principles. It is a complex, messy World you find yourself in. Obsession with perpetual growth and the cracks that are finally appearing in the prevailing economic system is at the root of the ...

The poison of Greed / Das Gift der Gier / O veneno da Ganância / El veneno de la Avaricia

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Greed is a burning desire, an unquenchable thirst, craving, and lust; you want the objects of your desire to provide you with lasting satisfaction so you feel fulfilled, whole, and complete. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktbj-WpzgvQ The poison of greed creates an inner hunger so that you always seem to be striving towards an unattainable goal. You mistakenly believe your happiness ...

Bless the Water / Segne das Wasser / Abençoe a Agua / Bendiga el Agua

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Water came to unify us, not to separate us, but to reconcile us. God gave enough water for everyone and all nations should understand that the water is for everyone, the Humans, the animals, the Earth, the birds. Water is the one thing that ties us together.Ihab Bhala, Sufi Mystic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pLQxz-EeQ8 To most cultures water is our ...

The world is running out of Water / Der Welt geht das Wasser Aus / O mundo está ficando sem Agua / El mundo se está quedando sin Agua

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Even people who believe in climate change are climate change deniers: you might know, intellectually, that our World is coming to an end. But it is hard to truly register this fact, the same way you both do and do not believe that you will one day die. Most of us are asleep, no matter how ...

Network Earth / Netzwerk Erde / Terra da Rede / Red Tierra

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Things tend to get only a little bit bad before suddenly the whole system collapses. Network relationships connect all species on Earth. Remove one or two species, and the network compensates as if nothing has happened. Remove enough, and an entire ecosystem dies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ3OmlbtaMU Managing the interconnected Earth requires joint efforts across an extraordinary breadth of expertise. Scientists are ...

Novelty / Neuheit / Novidade / Novedad

Novelty is the quality of being new, or following from that, of being striking, original or unusual. The brain is built to ignore the old and focus on the new. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVflRnqDQ-w Novelty is probably one of the most powerful signals to determine what we pay attention to in the World. Novelty causes a number of brain systems ...

The last One / Der Letzte / O Ultimo / El Ultimo

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When animals die out, the last survivor is called an endling. It is a word of soft beauty, heartbreaking solitude, and chilling finality. Endlings are avatars of loss. In the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction, these singular creatures embody the crisis facing our dwindling fauna and our failure to avert it. By the time a species is down to ...

Ein endlicher Planet / Um Planeta Finito / Un Planeta Finito / A Finite Planet /

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We have reached a moment where the Earth is full. This is not a philosophical statement; this is just science based in physics, chemistry and biology. There are many science based analyses and they all draw the same conclusion, we are living beyond our means. Scientists calculate that we need about 1.5 Earth's to sustain this economy. In other ...

1939-09-01 Gdańsk-Danzig, Poland / Since 5 o’clock 45 / Seit 5 Uhr 45 / Desde as 5 horas 45 / Desde las 5 en punto 45

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The Invasion of Poland was the  invasion by Nazi Germany into Poland that marked the beginning of World War II. The Luftwaffe started bombing Wieluń at 04:40, five minutes before the shelling of Westerplatte, which has traditionally been considered the beginning of World War II. The Bombing of Wieluń by the German Luftwaffe was the first bombings ...

Why don’t you change / Warum änderst Du Dich nicht / Por que Você não Muda / Por que no Cambias

Why don’t you change? What prevents you?If each one of us asks that question … not verbally or merely intellectually as a mere entertainment. But ask that question most seriously and deeply. What’s your answer?What’s your answer to this problem that Human beings have lived this way for millennia upon millennia? Why haven’t they changed? ...

Really Smartphone / Ja Wirklich Smartphone / Smartphone Mesmo / Smartphone De Verdad

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Smartphone addiction is a dependence syndrome seen among most Smartphone users. Your behavior include preoccupation with mobile communication, excessive money or time spent on your mobile phone. Your behavior includes use of your Smartphone in socially or physically inappropriate situations such as driving an automobile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU6sMOB9b-E There are about 1.6 million crashes in the US every year involving cell phone use, of ...

Everybody believes in Money / Jeder glaubt an Geld / Todo mundo acredita em Dinheiro / Todos creen en el Dinero

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXy2UJ3TYlE 70,000 years ago Humans were insignificant animals. The most important thing to know about prehistoric Humans is that they were unimportant. Their impact on the World was very small, less than that of jellyfish, woodpeckers or bumblebees.Today, however, Humans control this planet. How did we reach from there to here? What was our secret of ...

Show me your Friends / Zeig mir deine Freunde / Mostre-me seus Amigos / Muéstrame tus Amigos

Show me your Friends, I will show you your Future. King Solomon put it like this: The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm (Proverbs 13:20). Our future is shaped less by our dreams and ambitions of what we will do eventually, but more by the company ...

More beautiful World / Schönere Welt / Mundo mais Lindo / Mundo mas Hermoso

Sometimes you must get lost in order to find your way. African proverb Charles Eisenstein says 'There is a vast territory between what we're trying to leave behind, and where we want to go - and we don't have any maps for that territory.' The story of the past is crumbling away, while the new story has ...

The Loneliness Epidemic / Epidemie der Einsamkeit / A epidemia da Solidão / La epidemia de Soledad

You live in an era in which communication seems simpler than times of the past. In essence, a co-worker is one email away, a friend is one text away, and a loved one is one video chat away. Although communication is easier and faster, connection still is complicated. Despite the practical societal advancements, our technologically advanced time is being ...

Owned & Operated / Besessen & Betrieben / Possuído & Operado / Poseído & Operado

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Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religion destroys spirituality. - Let's stop fighting over who we believe created the planet and work together against those that choose to destroy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlxfqAJqRrg Owned & Operated is a ...