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By Sharif M Abdullah

The global is a large number. The privileged few prosper. the hundreds endure. and everybody feels spiritually empty. most folks might blame capitalism, racism, or another ""ism"". yet in response to Sharif M. Abdullah, the matter isn't ideology. it truly is exclusivity -- our wish to remain break away different people.

In making a international That Works for All, Abdullah takes a glance on the mess we are living in -- and provides a manner out. to revive stability to the earth and construct group, he says, humans needs to cease blaming others, embody inclusivity, and develop into ""menders"". He outlines 3 uncomplicated checks -- for ""enoughness"", exchangeability, and customary gain -- to steer humans as they remodel themselves and the world.

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Some Westerners, especially Americans who have been through "diversity training," see things differently. They loudly protest the "privileges" of having "more food," china plates, and table service. A few, totally disregarding Sri Lankan culture and courtesy, will try to get their food in the kitchen line, which confuses everybody. ) I remind the Western guests who want to reject their perceived "privileges" in food distribution that the system works for the Sri Lankans. It works because of three principal factors: Criterion 1: Enoughness.

ALBERT EINSTEIN 3 Page 11 1 The Vision [O]ur greatest strength lies not in how much we differ from each other but in how muchhow very muchwe are the same. EKNATH EASWARAN 4 When you woke up this morning, you had a series of goals. Some were as simple as turning off the alarm clock, brushing your teeth, making sure you got to work on time. Other goals may have been more ambitiouswriting the résumé that would land the perfect job, buying the right food for an important dinner, sitting in meditation for the sake of enlightenment.

We may be threatened by men with guns who invade our communities and our peace with threats of violence. Ethnic hatred, from Los Angeles to Djakarta, from Russia to South Africa, threatens our way of life. The world doesn't even work for the materially privileged. Increasing uncertainty, family violence, cancer, a polluted environment, and a diminished outlook for all of the world's children cloud the future for us all. However, in the midst of this unprecedented disharmony, we have an opportunity that may not come again for another millennium: to craft a society that actually reflects our deepest values.

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