WHO Would You Choose As Spokesperson For the Human Race?


I believe it was Norman Cousins that said

"Belonging to a nation, man has nations that can speak for him. Belonging to a religion, man has religions that can speak for him. Belonging to an economic and social order, man has economic and political orders that can speak for him. But belonging to the human race, man is without a spokesman."

If you were that spokesperson, what would you say should be done to make the world a safer and happier place for both ourselves and those who'll come after us?


childoftheland childoftheland
46-50, F
2 Responses Feb 27, 2009

I agree wholeheartedly. Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Your writings sound very familiar, I read somewhere (can't remember where) almost identical what you are saying. <br />
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I asked the question, but I never answered it. <br />
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For me it would be the Dali Lama or perhaps Gandhi.

I am enamored with the ideas of Desmond Tutu. The concept of Ubuntu. He said: In our country we’ve got something called ubuntu. When I want to praise you, I say this person has ubuntu. Because in our culture there is no such thing as a solitary individual. We say a person is a person through other persons. That we belong in the bundle of life. And I want you to be all you can be, because that’s the only way I can be all I can be. I need you! I need you to be you so that I can be me. So that’s why, you see, when you dehumanize another, whether you like it or not, inexorably, you are yourself dehumanized. Just look at what the death penalty does to people! So I want you to get out of here and be those who say this is a wonderful world. But it’s a world that for the sake of being able to enjoy your affluence, you say “here,” [makes a reaching out gesture]. <br />
I think if people were more willing to help out other human beings and work with them, rather than politicians who "Work for them" And don't even do a great job of that. We are all interconnected. Everything is interconnected and everything that I do or don't do effects you and others...its the "Butterfly Effect"