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We must be the change we wish to see.
~ Gandhi

“Despite its tremendous wealth of promise, globalization is threatening diversity. Such as it is developing today, globalization depends upon the dazzling progress of virtual technologies, which are altering our relationship with the physical world. Built upon mass consumption, the logic of globalization is pushing the world towards an ever greater standardization of products, norms and languages. Based on commerce, globalization tends to reduce everything merchandise. Therefore, we must be careful not let it become an unbridled force which ignores values, and with no other aim other than being an end itself.”
~ Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, at the World Summit on Sustainable development in Johannesburg, September 2002.

As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.
~ Margaret Mead

The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own.

“We should acknowledge differences, we should greet differences, until difference makes no difference anymore.”

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