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PROJECT THIRD WORLD Humans have always succumbed to depicting events and existence throughout history with beginnings, middles and ends. They have done the same with literature and movies, and this pattern of thinking is sown into how humans think on a social and personal level. We depict primary school as the beginning of education, high school as the middle, and tertiary studies as the end of education. We often suggest our 20’s and 30’s to be the end of our good health, and we pursue our careers as a means to an end. Humans naturally have an image of the ‘end’ they would like. This ‘end’ image can often be captured with a Kodak camera - picturesque setting, tailored garments, grand house, prestigious career title or social status, beautiful partner, honourable children, all posing in affectionate ways and smiles all-around. This ‘end’ is just the skeleton framework; then the flesh, or colours and dressing are added; for some it might include the flag of America, or the flag of ISIS,

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for others, their business empire, or their stethoscope, or a particular brand, country, environment, or setting which gives their ‘end moment’ their full picture and setting. Yet this 2-dimensional, still capture, of a microsecond in history does not depict any end. It is just a single moment in a continuum of moments. So what were the means of getting to this single moment, so often perused as the end goal? Perhaps it required the destruction of the Amazon and the world’s wildlife, where the means came via profiting from consumables- toys, clothes, food, buildings and more. Perhaps it required corruption and disregard for human rights or the lives of humans, with the ascension of political power. Perhaps it required immoral actions, such as the slaughtering of many humans and animals alike to force an ideology onto the world. Perhaps the means required indirectly sending competitor’s out-ofbusiness and leaving them poor with no income. Perhaps it required disregarding health and happiness for others.

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