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.
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.
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.
Reach out to decision makers to put economic moderation high on the agenda
The state government and your local representative in particular have been elected to represent you and need to respond to you. Don't hesitate to bring up your concerns about insatiable economic demands. Confront them with specific examples of the consequences of economic immoderation and hold them against political decisions of fostering the ever more-attitude. Add an accurate question to your plea, asking how the government intends to approach the problem you have advanced and how your local representative exercises his or her influence to contribute to a solution. Don't let you be fobbed off with the commonplace.
Feel free to contact us for any advice we might be able to offer you. In fact, IMEB continously contacts decision makers in many countries to argue for economic
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.
Realize there is more than optimizing your CV
This is especially to our own generation:
We should concern ourselves with fields beyond the bounds of career management. From all sides we are drilled to win awards, to receive more honors than our peers. We are educated to be self-centered and always prevail against the enemies to our future successful life. Forget about such advice for a moment and grab the chance to delve into fields you are really passionate about. The more every member of a generation knows the more will he or she be able to contribute to the tasks lying ahead. People who prefer to solely pursue a way to finance their intended lifestyle won't likely be capable of telling much to us.
November 2015 We are searching for volunteers for our Flyer Campaign! If interested (also on
basis), let us know by firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 2015 According to Amnesty International, Shell still deceives the public concerning its efforts to clean up the oil pollution in the Niger Delta. The mess is visible to
the unaided eye.
September 2015 Just this Saturday (September 26) we participated in a nationwide protest against Shell and its efforts to flow oil in Alaska. Now Shell has
ceased its drillings (officially) due to lack of chances for success and high costs.
September 2015 Have a look at this new documentary: "Landraub" by Kurt Langbein.
September 2015 Again, one of Apple's subcontractors has turned out to exploit its workers. According to Sacom (Students and Scholars Against Corporal Misbehavior), China-based
Lens Technology (produces touch-activated screens) forces workers to work for a month without any pause, pays salaries sporadically, and exposes its workers to deleterious working
August 2015 Have a look at this article (in German)!
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.
July 2015 We have added Samsung to our target list of companies whose customers we want to reach. We contacted Samsung in February 2015 to receive information about the concrete
steps Samsung has undertaken to prevent child labor after the 2012 child labor scandal in Samsung's Chinese supplier factories. We haven't received an answer yet.
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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"I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsame
trouble, every social advance as a first step towards revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all."