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How can an all-volunteer organization spending about a thousand bucks a month ($1000) have the nerve to propose ending hunger and poverty… worldwide? We also advocate bringing total, global greenhouse emissions to under 50% of 2006 levels… while protecting everyone’s economic well being.
People can ask, “Are you guys crazy?”
We don’t think so. In a world with all too much compromise against what really matters, a visionary goal can be surprisingly refreshing and attractive. And backed by proven examples of what works, using clear communication how much is at stake, reaching millions of people with very low-cost Internet communications, we can have an important role in achieving some badly needed goals.
Our world needs ambitious inspiration for how much positive change is possible. And as the Bible* says, “Without vision, the people perish.”
*Please note: Though the Bible’s ethical ideals are one of my biggest personal inspirations, Hearts & Minds does not promote a religion. The Bible quote is from Proverbs 29:18.
It’s the right thing to do
That’s most important of all. It may take much more work to convince millions of people to embrace very ambitious goals, but with over 2 billion suffering in a world with plenty of resources, where everyone will be better off when everyone is better off, what ethical choice do we have?
I like what Martin Luther King, Jr. said:
Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?”
Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?”
Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?”
But conscience asks the question, “Is it right?”
And there comes a point when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr. worked with an ambitious vision to help millions of people. That’s why he had an important role helping change centuries of racism and discrimination. He proved that one person, working with others, can make a very big difference.
Yes, together we can change the world. Stay tuned and we’ll help show you how, starting with Easy, effective actions you can do right now!