everybody can make a difference


Change starts by changing one's own mind - this is something everybody can do. So let's get started...

Take the venture to think

The essential act of thinking about the serious problems of our global living together is your most important contribution. Take your time to reflect about the "big questions" and spare time on playing around with the newest Apps or updating your Instagram. In particular, focus on the consequences of your personal behavior and attitudes for other people outside your immediate reach. Those who really made a difference had a collective starting point. They sat down to think. 

Discuss

You don't need a right of free opinion if you have no opinion.

Exchanging beliefs, assessing arguments, and learning about opposing ideas is one of the most productive experiences. Tackling the big questions makes sure you urge others to take a stand on the

urgent issues of our time. Making People seriously argue for their position is the easiest way to trigger a thinking process.

Stay informed

Proper opinions need proper information. We should always take the time to gather balanced information also about those latent issues out of constant focus but potentially affecting billions of people. If you really want to know about a certain topic you have easy access to manifold information sources. At our website we continously propose books we think are interesting regarding our prime topic, economic moderation.

Don't be a conformist

There are too many people who make themselves comfortable with challenging nothing. They regard their rights and material welfare as a means to live an undisturbed life and forget about the duties coming along with them. Instead, we should feel obliged to interfere in what we personally think goes wrong and deserves public discussion. Again, this requires to first think and second form a sophisticated opinion.

Join locally

Obviously, the best way to make an effective difference is continuous engagement within your everyday reach. A number of studies show that short-term volunteer work abroad is far less helpful. A one year volunter stand in Africa might look impressing on your CV; however, your local impact would probably have been much more effective. Later on you might decide to support those who suffer from immoderate economic demands on the spot. It's all about where and how you can really make a difference, not where and how to  impress others for the sake of yourself.     


News

September 2015 Have a look at this new documentary: "Landraub" by Kurt Langbein.

July 2015 A new study of the effects of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions is published in Science. The lesson is clear: The oceans have reached their limit to withstand man-made climate change.

June 2015 The new documentary THE TRUE COST looks behind the concept of fast fashion. Director Andrew Morgan follows the exploited Bangladeshi garment worker Shima Akther who can see her little son only once a year.

The movie shows the abyss of ignorance of Western shoppers towards the lives of those who produce their cheap clothes.

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