SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Minor edgewear and a bit of a roll (likely from improper shelving) otherwise a fine clean bright copy
.,."the global issues that exist today were neither created overnight, nor by some government, nor by some corporation, nor by some magical source; they were created by the likes of you and me, one drop at a time. It will take you and me to resolve them ..."
This book contains unique insights and perspectives, and offers simple, highly effective, individual solutions to global problems; solutions that are congruent with Gandhian Principles; such as, simplicity, seva (service), self-sufficiency, courage, and compassion.
This very timely book clearly and succinctly demonstrates current global problems are immediately reversible, without government, business, industry or financial sector assistance. What is needed is the active will of the Western Minded to stop being so very lazy, so very addicted to convenience, and so very brainwashed by the Trash Media.
With people worldwide feeling hopeless, helpless and disillusioned with the ability of any one person to do anything about the big problems in our global village, this author guides us through the maze, showing the links between the individual actions of the Western Minded and the planet wide effects that follow. Effects that include global warming, climate change, the rising rates of extinction of species and cultures, the amassment of nuclear weapons, the illegal occupations and wars, the violence against the feminine, the epidemics of diseases, growing religious fundamentalist / neo-conservative movements, bioengineering, the excessive controls granted to international financial institutions and the perpetuation by them of the poverty of nations, the rights of most multi-national corporations now superceding those ofmost sovereign nations, the enforced mal-development of the Majority World, and the lethal burdens now placed upon the natural systems of our Earth's biosphere by the lifestyles of the Western Minded.
A notable feature is that much of the responsibility is placed on all our collective shoulders for the creation, and also the solving of global problems. In a simple, yet passionate style of a genuine educator, this work connects the dots between global problems and our individual choices. Kaur provides rationale, and also concrete, easy solutions to very complex, global problems. This book challenges the Western Minded of all ages, races, genders, faiths, locations, trades, professions, colours, and nationalities to examine their own individual complicity in global problems. And, most significantly, it inspires educated, selfless, future conscious, compassionate individual actions.