Think Globally – Episode #041

I was raised in a very small town.  If I needed a ride to school, I could go to any of my neighbor’s and ask because my family trusted them.  We have all grown up as a part of a community.  We have always been connected to one body.  There has never been a period in history where we have been as connected as we are today.  Technology has helped us in so many ways.  With a couple of clicks of your computer you can speak with someone in China, India, or London.  Nothing can take the place of a face to face conversation, but it’s amazing how you can learn Spanish through Skype from someone in Spain.  Distance learning is the wave of the future (just ask my friends at the New College Institute).  Using Youtube, you can exchange music videos at 2:00AM with someone in Australia (Thanks Belle for sharing the “Facebook” song).  You can travel the world without leaving your sofa or without turning on your television.  We must embrace this concept of global thinking and go beyond our local way of life.  I’m not saying to turn your back on your local community.  I’m simply saying that we are capable of assisting and connecting with others locally and internationally.  Half of the products we use on a daily basis were made in places we may never see (i.e. Made in China).  That shouldn’t be the case.  Learning about other cultures and customs can help you appreciate your own.  There’s a whole new world.  A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view.  No one to tell us no or where to go or say we’re only dreaming.   A whole new world, a dazzling place I never knew.  But when I’m way up here, It’s crystal clear… that now I’m in a whole new world with you.  Déjà vu!  Where have I heard that before?!?! 🙂

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”  -Bill Gates

“If the climate can changes on a global level, why can’t people?”  -Loesje

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