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The Girl Who Silenced The World For 6 Minutes


Daughter of famed Canadian scientist, David Suzuki, Severn CullisSuzuki developed a deep connection to nature at an early age.. She has been camping and hiking all her life for the sake of environment. When she was 9 she started the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO), a small group of children. This is her inspring speech at at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Rio Summit, Earth Summit in 1992.

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The Young Can’t Wait

TIME Magazine, Posted Sunday, August 18, 2002; 7:31 a.m. EST

When you are little, it’s not hard to believe you can change the world. I remember my enthusiasm when, at the age of 12, I addressed the delegates at the Rio Earth Summit. “I am only a child,” I told them. “Yet I know that if all the money spent on war was spent on ending poverty and finding environmental answers, what a wonderful place this would be. In school you teach us not to fight with others, to work things out, to respect others, to clean up our mess, not to hurt other creatures, to share, not be greedy. Then why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do? You grownups say you love us, but I challenge you, please, to make your actions reflect your words.” Continue reading


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Compassion and the Individual

មេត្តាធម៌ និង​​ បុគ្គល

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The purpose of life
ONE GREAT QUESTION underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life?  I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read them.
I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy.  From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.  Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.  From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.  I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves.  Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.
How to achieve happiness
For a start, it is possible to divide every kind of happiness and suffering into two main categories: mental and physical.  Of the two, it is the mind that exerts the greatest influence on most of us.  Unless we are either gravely ill or deprived of basic necessities, our physical condition plays a secondary role in life.  If the body is content, we virtually ignore it. The mind, however, registers every event, no matter how small. Hence we should devote our most serious efforts to bringing about mental peace. Continue reading


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Anais Nin’s Quote

Anaïs Nin is perhaps best remembered as a diarist. Her journals, which span several decades, provide a deeply explorative insight into her personal life and relationships. Nin was acquainted, often quite intimately, with a number of prominent authors, artists, psychoanalysts, and other figures, and wrote of them often, especially Otto Rank. Moreover, as a female author describing a primarily masculine constellation of celebrities, Nin’s journals have acquired importance as a counterbalancing perspective.

We can find the similar meaning of the above quote in one of the Khmer folktale, “The four blind men and an elephant”.


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The World’s Most Influential People

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TIME published the list of the 100 most influential people of the year. Over 200 candidates were given a rating of 1 to 100. Here is the  complete list.

1. Revolutionaries