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October 31, 2022
by Deepak Chopra

As everyone experiences with anxiety, the world right now is in a state of turbulence and chaos. If we are to achieve any measure of success in creating a more peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy planet, it will require more than the participation of governments and businesses. There is no lack of idealism, but that’s not enough. To any observer, it’s obvious that the United Nations is struggling to fulfill its declared Millennium Development Goals:

1. Eradicate extreme poverty

2. Achieve universal primary education

3. Promote gender equality and empower women

4. Reduce child mortality

5. Improve maternal health

6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

7. Ensure environmental sustainably

8. Develop a global partnership for development

These were prescient goals twenty years ago, and they become more relevant by the day. Personally I feel that the only solution is the creation of networks of creativity and “love in action.” Social media is the perfect place for groups to organize their solutions, through a process that is creative and self-organizing.

New ideas would be offered, and as people backed them with time, effort, and funds, the solutions would become self-organizing — they would grow along natural lines of enthusiasm and support, bypassing blocks imposed by special interests and nationalism. It is vitally necessary to work from the level of solutions rather than dwelling passively at the level of problems.

Photo by Hermann Wittekopf on Unsplash

Photo by Hermann Wittekopf on Unsplash

A dynamic network can be initiated by any leader who has passion and commitment to create a better world. There could be an initiation fee to join the network, which would make someone’s personal commitment tangible, and each member would be responsible for bringing two other members to the network with similar resources and commitment. The snowball effect would create a financially sustainable...