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Secret of Missing EVOKE Powers and Social Activism

the EVOKE 'powers' just seem suspect to me, with the fact that the World Bank is sponsoring Urgent Evoke. many of the 'powers' focus on invention and capitalism. people have been involved in entrepreneurship for centuries; however, many of the worst problems don't go away by throwing money at them.

it seems to me that there are several ideas at the HEART of social activism that are not present in the EVOKE 'powers'.

0) COMPASSION - LOVE, not capitalism or profiteering, should be the basis of social activism.

0) CHARITY - we work for the benefit of others, not for profit or fame.

0) EMPATHY - in order to understand the problems of the world, we must be willing to stand in the shoes of others.

anyone else have some missing EVOKE 'powers' to add?

remember, seek the TRUTH!

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Comment by A.V.Koshy on April 15, 2010 at 12:28am
persistence, perseverance, long suffering or endurance to put it in other words....
Comment by Turil Cronburg on April 15, 2010 at 12:31am
Ah, Koshy, you could always just look at my profile page to see what gender I am. :-)

And nomadHAR, those people who are "successful" in nonsustainable ways (have lots of profits) started out burnt out. That's why they are so full of misery and sickness on the inside. They don't love themselves or their work. Many of them don't even know that it's possible to do so.
Comment by nomadHAR on April 15, 2010 at 1:12am
@A.V.Koshy: i have indeed been a teacher; levels include 4th-12th grade, undergraduate, adult/continuing education. education is one of the things i am most passionate about; i plan on teaching again, or at least being involved in educational projects and research. that is why i am always trying to learn/share information and instigate discussion.

@Michele Baron: very, very interesting. i am an old-school lefty-liberal independent and i definitely fall into the camp of only believing in the first two: harm/care and fairness/reciprocity. i have a certain amount of disdain for the other three.

acceptance is better than tolerance. to me, tolerance means that people put up with what they don't agree with, but may still look down upon others. acceptance means believing that people are all equal and have a right to live how they want, as long as it doesn't bring harm.
Comment by A.V.Koshy on April 15, 2010 at 9:26am
yes i too prefer the word acceptance to tolerance just as i prefer the word equality to empowerment
Comment by Turil Cronburg on April 15, 2010 at 11:35am
I prefer to help people reach a state of appreciation, rather than just acceptance, which is, to me about the same as tolerance. Both imply a negative view of others, rather than a positive one.

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