Can we learn how to live in peace?
So many times people have told me that I am an idealist. So many times they don't believe that my dreams of a better, smarter and convivialist world can come true. They wish they could, but they can't.
Je suis Charlie.
On January 11th, 2015, seeing more than four million people of all religions and ages living in peace, fighting for freedom and fraternity, made me so proud. Everyone looked defiant and positive, ready to peacefully defend democracy. It was magical in France, but elsewhere too. an unfortunate paradox that 17 people had to die to obtain this result!
Beginning the year with hope for collective intelligence and creativity means a lot to me. It's up to us now to make peace, respect and SOLIDARITY a habit in our family, at work, and in our communities.
In a Linkedin post, Bernard Marr wrote about the importance of saying two powerful words: thank you. This is a situation that I have often observed recently. It seems almost for some people to acknowledge a positive gesture from someone else. When I saw citizens kissing and saying thank you to policemen, I was very pleased. It was a small step in the right direction.
Smiling to others, saying "hello" and "thank you": aren't these the basic manifestations of being 'human'? I have a dream: Building on collective intelligence and creativity to make the impossible possible. Thank you for your help. Thank you for walking with us. Keep pace and prepare for the transition.