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A Vision for Life on Earth

I have a vision for a world where everyone is healthy and educated. A curious world of independent, open-minded, knowledge-seeking individuals who always strive to improve the world around them. A world where no one is bored, stressed, or unhappy. A world where people are compassionate to all life and sensitive to Mother Nature.

A sustainable world where people embrace simplicity and recognize that physical things can only bring temporary happiness and unnecessary waste. A world where people explore the inner wonders of their own being and see it as the real final frontier.

A world where entertainment and joy come from spending time with loved ones; where improving ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually is a never-ending, lifelong endeavor; and where everyone realizes that happiness comes from within and not from an external source.

A world where the act of creating and sharing are not only a source enjoyment, but of inspiration and growth. A world where knowledge is as free as the air we breathe and where greed and jealousy have no home.

A world that respects and takes care of its elders. A world that teaches and nurtures its children. A world that comes together to take care of the weak and poor and provides assistance to those in need without regard to borders, treaties, race, class, religion, or financial standing. An unselfish world that gives and helps for the sole purpose of improving humanity, with no expectation of compensation, reward, or recognition.

This vision may seem Utopian and fictional, but I know that such a world is possible. I know that deep in all of our hearts, this is the type of world we want to be apart of. One day, it will be this way. I have no idea how long it will take, but I don't know of any other way to live than with this vision in mind.

I welcome you to join me in my lifelong mission to spread awareness around the benefits of living a simple and balanced life of compassion and sustainability, while simultaneously embracing creativity and experiencing the abundance and wonder that this beautiful world has to offer.

As long as you're living, learn. As long as you're learning, share. As long as you're sharing, care. As long as you care, love.

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    • Thank you, Danny!

      There is no better way to make a difference than to be the difference! My philosophy in life is to lead by example and not to worry about influencing or changing the world. Each and every one of us has the potential to change the world, but we’ll only get there if we focus on changing ourselves first!

  1. Yes Raam – your world is very possible. In fact it’s the only possible world, I think. Because without a massive refocus, realignment of focus, and restructure of economic and a reassessment of environmental impacts, we’re… you know what. I won’t say it on your blog!

    • Hey Ali,

      I think you’re right. Without some positive change, the current trend is just not sustainable! All the more reason to work hard at changing it. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Brett! It’s great to have you on-board.

      An ebook is coming, but for now you can just continue being awesome! πŸ™‚

  2. This reads like a really awesome forward to a book. Just a thought. Love the thought, I’m with you, and for every person that grows into this mindset and reads this and does this and tells one other person, we’re one step closer.

    • Thanks Ross! I hadn’t thought of using it as a foreword, but you’re right, it does sound like one!

      I’m glad to have you on-board. πŸ™‚

  3. I’m completely with you on this vision Raam! As you said in the comments, the best way is to lead by example as adhering to the above vision is much easier to do when you see the positive effects it has on other people’s lives. Words are strong, but in this case, only real life examples will convince others of the need to achieve such a reality.

    Thanks for sharing your vision with us and hopefully this blog will act as a catalyst itself in bringing about some more positive change!

    • Thank you, Earl!

      As you said words are strong, but they can only convey an idea or story. Individual action is required for real change and I hope to encourage just that through this blog!

  4. Honestly? I hadn’t read this when I spoke of fusing your vision with mine and dedicating my life in service of it.

    If the details of this vision wind up coinciding, all of us are for an amazing ride. πŸ˜‰

  5. I love your vision, but I don’t think its something that can happen. A world like that seems great, but we can’t have a world with no pain, no problems, no negative things, its just not something that can exist. At the same time I do agree that we have to change our minds and start looking for the positive things in life and start making this place a better place.
    But thinking that everybody is gonna be happy in the end is just a big dream that can not be reality.
    We can’t appreciate the good if we don’t experience the bad.

    But I love what you are doing and I wish you all the best!

    • Hi Vessy, thank you for the comment!

      I think it’s absolutely possible. Not in my lifetime, not in your lifetime, but definitely at some point in the future (maybe 500, 1,000, or 4,000 years from now…).

      I agree that we need to be realistic, which is why I’m not saying we should try to make that happen within our lifetime. However, I also think it’s important to have a dream worth working towards.

      If we wanted to climb a mountain that would take 300 years to reach the summit, we would teach our children where we’re going and what they should strive for after we die, right? Simply wanting to make the world a better place isn’t enough to get us there (just as wanting to climb a mountain won’t get us to the top of a specific one).

      We need to see what the better place actually looks like and then figure out what tiny part our short life can play to help humanity get there. That’s where this vision comes in. All education should be free. All humans should be educated. Nobody should be starving for food or begging to survive. Everyone on the planet should have equal opportunity and shouldn’t be singled out because of where they were born, how much money they have, or their physical condition.

      This vision gives us a summit to aim for. Even if we never reach that summit, any effort to reach it will not have gone to waste.

  6. That is beautiful. It’s a dream that lives in my heart as well. I believe things are going to get a lot worse before they get better but in the end I do truly believe things will get better and someday we will see a world like this.

    • Thank you, Tracy! I believe things will get better before they get worse, but I’m definitely an optimist. πŸ™‚ I certainly think they can get worse, but we have everything we need to prevent that (resources, communication, etc.).

      • Oh I agree! We have everything we need for things to get better. The only reason I say that is because usually it takes something really traumatic to happen to make some people open their eyes and really see the world around them. But I guess I need to be working on my optimism πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Raam, I and the friends I live with share your dream, and to the best of our ability, we’re living this dream. We’ve created a “home for the lonely” and a place to “be long”. We want to truly learn what it really means to love one another. We are learning to grow in our compassion for each other and those around us. We home school our children and they take an active part of our life. We take care of our third world communities by importing the organic Yerba Mate tea they grow and selling it. We’re growing in our sustainability. We have organic farms and we grow healthy food for all of our communities so everyone has healthy food to eat(not just the farmers). We invite our neighbors and friends to eat with us(and anyone else who wants to see our life) We’re taking care of our elders and those with special needs, they are cared for and are able to share in this life by doing what they are able to do to contribute to the whole. We live simply(even though we can be complicated at times) so that others may simply live. We share what we have so there is no lack and we all have what we need. I hope that you and your family can visit our communities and see for yourselves what its like. Leave no stone unturned in this life, as we never know what treasure we’ve walked past unknowingly. I value our friendship Raam and I hope that at some point to have the incredible honor of seeing you. I’m always grateful for how you put you heart into your writing. Please don’t stop writing.

    • Hi John,

      It sounds like you and your friends are doing great work, great compassionate heart-filled work. Thank you. Perhaps one day our paths will cross and we can share a conversation in person. πŸ™‚

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