The individual and world needs

We don't have to be overwhelmed when we take a broad survey of the world and see enormous and bewildering challenges confronting mankind. Each of us can be an effective global citizen. There is no unsolvable problem. There is no final impasse. Something specific and effective can be done. And it can be done by the kind of humble, quiet individuals who feel they can't begin to grasp the deep complexities of economic difficulties, energy policies, governmental bureaucracy, intricate international relationships.

Sometimes there is an advantage to not being so thoroughly engulfed in puzzling, difficult issues. This certainly doesn't imply that we should be uninformed citizens of the world. But it does indicate that an entirely fresh perspective, uncluttered by an array of knotty materialistic detail, can contribute something invaluable to solving major difficulties.

The citizen's potential to heal the world
June 25, 1979

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