Richer Lives Are About…

You’ve got to make money. Money makes the world go round. Imagine all that you could do, the happy you’d be, if only y…

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#ecohappy – Happiness as Part of This World

A Happiness Removed For the longest time, it seems, happiness was not something to talk much about. You sometimes happened to find…

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The Disposable Life and Its Discontent

Usual practices, invested in usual products, it is sometimes assumed, shape usual perspectives. In other words: You become how you…

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“We Will Adapt” as Insult of Our Intelligence, and Call to Action

We human beings are a fascinating species. Where the Darwin finches evolved into different species with differently shaped beaks, …

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The Ultimate Green Tech: Better Ways of Life

Since it is technology which is seen to have brought us comforts, but also be the culprit when it comes to climate change and othe…

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Beyond Earth Hour, to Better Ways

Earth Hour is fast approaching, everyone’s being asked to turn off their lights for one hour to set a sign for a global move…

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Unconferencing Rio+20, Really Changing Things

Normally, I reserve the personal for my blog “at home in… w| Gerald Zhang-Schmidt“, but allow me… I was on…

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Quit with the Band-Aids, Change Lives and Work for Better

Or, Why I Don’t Ask for Donations… “Green” concerns have been moving further into the mainstream of business, companies proclaim their sustainability and CSR (corporate social responsibility) engagement, the rich and famous create philanthropic foundations to address poverty and (other) human rights issues … and in all the excitement over the pretty Band-Aids, radical reason […]

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Sacrifice. It’s All For Economic Growth Now…

It has always been the story that the environmentalists are the crazy ones, the ones who would protect owls rather than create jobs, move back into caves rather than out into space (or the gadgetry of cyberspace, at least). The future, if one listened to “them,” would be green, perhaps, but also pretty archaic. Or […]

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In Your Life, In the World, You’re The One

Our stories shape the way we feel about our role in the world, the basic ideas we come to accept as the way the world functions. Hollywood makes dreams. Bollywood, maybe even more so. Fairy tales aren’t too different. Myths explained what the world was like and why it was like that, and not different. […]

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Personal Development, Not For Records, But For a New Better Normal

Many of the people who are hailed as great examples of personal development and have cult followings online, showing how life could be much better, how you could come to be great – like them – present their elevated status all through grand adventures, world travel and world records, knowledge of languages, and the like. […]

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Occupy, Critics, and the Quest for Unthinking

Occupy Wall Street has recently caught on, the media are starting to notice, people are wondering… Criticism of the Occupy Wall Street movement has quickly come to focus on a lack of demands. Many of the pundits seem to think that such a protest is like a hostage taking: there are some central demands, and […]

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