Archive for the 'Motivation' Category

Materialistic Life & Consumption Economy

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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Materialistic Life & Consumption Economy

By: Ali Taalebinezhaad

Dec. 17, 2007

We have heard many clichés about “Consumption Culture”, “Environment”, “Consuming Society”, “Renewable Energy”, “Capitalism & Consumption”, … There is a good video presentation by Annie Leopard which simply and without hypes gives us a very clear picture of the high price that the whole world is paying for the consequences of consumption-centered societies.

This presentation discusses the problems that traditionally developed countries and especially United States have been causing, however the other developing countries such as China have also started to contribute to it considerably. We strongly suggest you to watch this 20-minute video presentation at:

The Story of Stuff (by Annie Leonard, 20-minute video)

Then if you are moved and want to counter those crucial problems, you can read about the top 10 things you can do to positively affect those destructive trends at:

Top ten things you can do to counter the adverse effects of consumption-culture

(Two Wolves) دو گرگ، نبردی در درون ما

Monday, August 20th, 2007

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دو گرگ (نبردی در درون ما)
ترجمه: مهرسا
29 امرداد 1386

در یک غروب، چروکی پیر به نوه خود درباره جنگ درونی انسان چنین می گوید:

” پسرم، این جنگی است بین دو گرگ در درون ما.

یکی از آن دو، نمادی از بدی است. یعنی: عصبانیت، حسادت، تاسف، ترس، ظن، پشیمانی، حرص، خودپسندی، بیچارگی، گناه، دلخوری، حقارت، دروغ، غروربیجا، خود برتری، و کیش شخصیت.

و دیگری خوبی است. بعنی: لذت، آرامش، عشق، امید، آسودگی، انسانیت، مهربانی، سخاوت، همدردی، بخشودگی، صداقت، همیاری، و اعتقاد.

پسرک کمی فکر میکند و می پرسد:

کدام گرگ برنده می شود؟

چروکی پیر در جواب می گوید:

همانی که تو رشدش می دهی!

 

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Two Wolves (the battle inside us(

 Author: Unkown

 One evening an old Cherokee tells his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said
“My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.”

“One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

“The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
Which wolf wins?

The old Cherokee simply replied,
The one you feed.

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چروکی

Cherokee

Native American Indians

(کدام غبار؟ و” گرگ” (فریدون مشیری