Comment on Empire Questions for Discussion by anney

I understand how your example plays out, but how would this work in a more formal setting/situation? Another example might be if I briefly ran low on money and was struggling to stay afloat for a month or two, so I called my friends in Africa who told me about their neighbours who are living out of a small mud shack and have one outfit that they wear every single day. I felt better because I know feel well off in comparison to my friends’ neighbours. I understand your point that I again would not be responsible for their situation directly, but maybe something through the routes has caused them to be like this and I am now benefiting. Or maybe there are other situations that would represent a stronger injustice through indirect benefits.

Comment on Empire Questions for Discussion by anney

I see you point of view Oliver, however if we are to just sit by enjoying what we’ve been given without taking notice of what it is doing, then does that not make us doers of injustices as well. While we are holding land, if it was granted from others or not, if it be of others home and dignity and our efforts in maintaining it be destroying those, then are we not being ignorant and non-activists of human rights. If you are to say that this was or wasn’t our fault initially, it can still be something for which we must stand up for the safety and rights of others, for if we are truly nice and caring people, then we wouldn’t let any injustices slip by, our fault or not, without any action taken against their favour.

Comment on In-Depth Post #4 by Mulder

Great progress. Thank yo for the little lesson on perspectives. Glad to hear you are still enjoying it. Animation is a very time-consuming process. What are you working on beween mentoring sessions?
Mulder

Comment on In-Depth #4!!! by Mulder

Congrats on finding a mentor. How did you meet up and find him? What is his background in self-defense? What is his teaching method? It may be time to video tape yourself in action for the next post.
Mulder

Comment on Peter and Wendy Meet at the Witch’s Brew Pub (#4) by Mulder

Congratulations, Waleed. I am sorry that I was not able to hear it live! Thanks for sharing the video. Your mentor is an amazing support for you. You have found a passion and are making the most of it. De Bono’s concept are used effectively as well. Try not tot take on too much at once. Are you still fine tuning some of the other pieces you have already shared with us?
Mulder

Comment on In-Depth Week 7 by Mulder

Jeanie would be all over your jellyfish. Way to go! I am glad to hear you now have a mentor. How did this come about? What about the one whom you met at this sustainability conference? I appreciate the way you incorporated de Bono in your post, getting ready to apply his concepts in your first mentoring session on Monday.
Mulder