HOW TO BUILD CLOBAL COMMUNITY
Think of no one as “them”. Don’t confuse your comfort with your safety. Talk to strangers. Listen to music you don’t understand. Dance to it. Learn a second (or third) language. Refuse to wear corporate logos: defy corporate domination. Visit people, places, and cultures, not tourist attractions. Know your heritage. Don’t confuse money with wealth or time with money. Honor indigenous cultures. Notice the workings of power & privilege in your culture. Question consumption. Know where your lettuce & coffee are grown: wake up & smell the exploitation. Look for fair trade & union labels. Help build economies from the bottom up. Acquire few needs. Learn people’s history. Re-define progress. Know physical & political geography. Play games from other cultures. Watch films with subtitles. Honor everyone’s holidays. Read the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Understand the global economy in terms of people, land & water. Know where your bank banks. Never believe you have a right to anyone else’s resources. Question military/corporate connections. Have a pen/email pal. Be skeptical about what you read. Eat adventurously. Enjoy vegetables, beans & grains in your diet. Chose curiosity over certainty. Know where your water comes from & where your wastes go. Pledge allegiance to the earth: question nationalism. Think South, Central and North ? there are many Americans. Assume that many others share your dreams. Know that no one is silent though many are not heard. Work to change this.