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Stories are magical and are the best way to understand the awesomeness amongst culture! My goal is collect over 1000culturalencounters as there are so many great stories out there! If you would like submit your story click here! Submit YOUR STORY! Before the stories begin, I would like to thank an awesome dude, Kurt Archer, for this awesome idea and his wonderful support towards my vision of a creating a world where we celebrate our differences.
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By: Alfred Prevoo
At 26, I am inheriting a world of increasing individuality, xenophobia and polarization. A process strung together with specific challenges of countries, including the most powerful one in the world at the moment, heading for bankruptcy.
On a more positive note, change for the better happens faster then ever.
Firstly, traveling the world for greater cultural awareness, global perspective and hands-on experience and knowledge is exposing our common ground, so we can build roads together. Secondly, awareness is translated into action more vividly, lasting, spontaneously and full of direct impact then ever before because of technological change.
To end the tripod, the biggest four global challenges (climate change, energy, food and financial-economics) will encourage people to rise to their potential and countries to enact their policies.
It is now up to the individual, more then ever, to discuss these topics, share thoughts and collaborate on reaching measured results. This is not some abstract thought: education means more schools, better teacher education and quality control. The same for healthcare: greater access to technological improvements, greater access to health care education and keeping morality as a guide for distributing costs, not vice versa.
No challenge is easy and no problem is simple, but action for all these topics is now quintessential.
So whatever you are about to do today: make it a lasting, positive change. Making an impact and helping others will only make each of our lives better.