Big or small? It all depends!

 

Some countries think they are big, but they are small.

Some people think they are big, but they are small.

It all depends on the way we look at them.

It all depends on the criteria we use to judge them.

Nowadays, the value of countries and of people is predominantly – if not exclusively – based on material or financial criteria.

Looking at the way this world is run, manipulated and dominated, it is clear that such criteria or standards make the overwhelming majority of people wrongly think some countries or some persons are big, very big.

Some countries may have the biggest gross national income, but when seeing the enormous – and often still increasing – gap between the rich and poor, being the biggest loses much of its value.

Some people may earn a fortune almost every day and see themselves or be seen as big, but when seeing the way they make such a fortune, being big loses much of its value.

What is value?

Is it money or is it humanity?

Countries, people and human activities are mostly judged by their value in terms of money. The more money, the bigger they supposedly are.

Money as the main – or generally only – yardstick, has been proving to be a very limited – and often bad – yardstick.

Stacks of money mean little or nothing when they have been gathered using methods that damage people or Nature. Exploiting other people, making them into slaves or semi-automated consumers, misleading them, cheating on them… the list of tricks and strategies to make money at the expense of other people seems endless.

New standard: HVE

Money has been dominating almost everything in this world: politics, economics, commerce, personal relationships… It has often made people blind to what really matters in life. You can have all the money in the world, but when you do not give or receive humanity or human warmth, you are poor.

Money as a yardstick to determine the value of countries and people, should be downgraded.

Humanity or human value equivalent – HVE – should be used to determine the real value of countries and people. How do they contribute to humanity? Do they respect human values? Do they treat people and Nature fairly? Do they make money in an honest way and not at the expense of others?

Being big on the outside does not always mean being big on the inside.

Judging countries and people by using the human value equivalent as the yardstick would show a totally different picture and prove the innumerable lists of the richest countries and people completely wrong.

Being small on the outside might mean being big on the inside.

Global Peace Charter
www.globalpeacecharter.org

 

 

Big or small? It all depends!

 

Some countries think they are big, but are small.

Some people think they are big, but they are small.

It all depends on the way we look at them.

It all depends on the criteria we use to judge them.

Nowadays, the value of countries and of people is predominantly – if not exclusively – based on material or financial criteria.

Looking at the way this world is run, manipulated and dominated, it is clear that such criteria or standards make the overwhelming majority of people wrongly think some countries or some persons are big, very big.

Some countries may have the biggest gross national income, but when seeing the enormous – and often still increasing – gap between the rich and poor, being the biggest loses much of its value.

Some people may earn a fortune almost every day and see themselves or be seen as big, but when seeing the way they make such a fortune, being big loses much of its value.

What is value?

Is it money or is it humanity?

Countries, people and human activities are mostly judged by their value in terms of money. The more money, the bigger they supposedly are.

Money as the main – or generally only – yardstick, has been proving to be a very limited – and often bad – yardstick.

Stacks of money mean little or nothing when they have been gathered using methods that damage people or Nature. Exploiting other people, making them into slaves or semi-automated consumers, misleading them, cheating on them… the list of tricks and strategies to make money at the expense of other people seems endless.

New standard: HVE

Money has been dominating almost everything in this world: politics, economics, commerce, personal relationships… It has often made people blind to what really matters in life. You can have all the money in the world, but when you do not give or receive humanity or human warmth, you are poor.

Money as a yardstick to determine the value of countries and people, should be downgraded.

Humanity or human value equivalent – HVE – should be used to determine the real value of countries and people. How do they contribute to humanity? Do they respect human values? Do they treat people and Nature fairly? Do they make money in an honest way and not at the expense of others?

Being big on the outside does not always mean being big on the inside.

Judging countries and people by using the human value equivalent as the yardstick would show a totally different picture and prove the innumerable lists of the richest countries and people completely wrong.

Being small on the outside might mean being big on the inside.

Global Peace Charter
www.globalpeacecharter.org