1. Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. (Jesse Jackson).
2. The question is: How to cease to be victims without becoming executioners? (Albert Camus).
The alternative to a world where something can happen to any person is one in which you are on your own. So, if its any comfort next time you are the person on the pavement that gets splashed as the passing bus drives through a puddle, the plus side to asking yourself "Why me?" is that you are not on your own in the world. The real challenge for us all is to try to ensure nobody ever has this as their sole consolation.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
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