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AN ENDS TO A MEANS

How a life lives, is perhaps more important than the final outcome of that life, for it is how that life lives that will carry onto the next generation. How humanity lives today, will continue onto humanity of tomorrow. With no end for our species, all we have are our means, and therefore, the only end that can be attained, are the means themselves. For this reason, global health and education that Project Third World strives for, are not the ends that Project Third World ends for, but the means by which Project Third World operates. So the next time a political organisation presents itself, or a religious organisation presents itself, or an extremist group, or a business, or a charity, or even an individual who comes with an objective or goal, question the means by which they do so, for the soul of all of these entities lies in the means, not in their pursued ends. Will we act through peace, non-violence, compassion and humility, or through violence, apathy, hatred and ego? We have seen the potential of these opposing means throughout history. Put an end to the ‘means’ that are immoral, irrational, unjust, misleading or set bad examples. Live by the means of the world in which you want to live. It is highly likely that famine, poverty, environmental damage, animal cruelty, human rights, racism, terrorism, war and violence will never see a definitive end unless the means by which we live change and the means by which we act change. The big question to answer: “what is the change that is needed?” To answer this, we may need a new method of thinking. This, brought through health and education, may find new means needed for a better future. ■ PTW

OCT 2015

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