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Published 22nd June 2010 - 10 comments - 2365 views -

I remember when I was motivated to blog and feel the change. It was when I was participating in Think about it 2 - Climate change. We were looking towards, fighting about something we could feel. 

I am not sure that we could change something, but we were able to change how we look to issues, to empathise with issue. We were able to turn our water tabs of when we brush our teeth and make this a habit and feel that we have made a step forward to be more sustainable. 

Now I am reading posts, trying to contribute, but I can't find that feeling of change. Mainly we post sad stories of unhappy or unlucky people. We talk about policy of countries politics and economics. 

And then we read that outdated supermarket food is on the street while somewhere people die from hunger. 

I can't figure out what is our input.. Is it just a black letter on white background..? 

And these would be questions I would like to ask people who work with development..


Category: Crisis | Tags: mdg, feelings,


Comments

  • Giedre Steikunaite on 22nd June 2010:

    I’m just curious, Aija, why did you put the picture of the cathedral in Vilnius?


  • Aija Vanaga on 22nd June 2010:

    @Giedre
    Because I love that place, it feels like hope and I felt that it fits and my post needs some hope smile


  • Iris Cecilia Gonzales on 22nd June 2010:

    I was about to ask the same question as Giedre. Aija, let’s keep on hoping. Yes, sometimes it gets really—how do I say it—mmm—- heavy. I experience that a lot of times in my work as a journalist. Not easy.


  • Radka Lankasova on 22nd June 2010:

    Aija, there have been some good news, too. And some more are coming!


  • Andrea Arzaba on 22nd June 2010:

    There are good and bad stories. To be honest some are very inspiring too! So maybe we could try not to only write about bad issues, but to write about positive changes too!


  • Luan Galani on 22nd June 2010:

    Check it: http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/a_compass_pointing_toward_a_true_source_of_hope/


  • Hussam Hussein on 23rd June 2010:

    share even bad stories, to know what is going on in the world and how to act.
    share also good stories, solutions, and best practices.
    it’s worth to keep our interest on smile


  • Larisa Rankovic on 23rd June 2010:

    I see this as a venue where we can discuss issues, despite the fact that they are as wide and complex as they are


  • Marianne Diaz on 23rd June 2010:

    I feel very identified with what you wrote. I’ve been trying to find hopeful stories to write about, trying not to write only about bad news and sad stories, but it’s been so hard to find a proportion and I feel I haven’t accomplished it.
    I’ll sit down now and write a good story, I promise that. But I’d like to get to figure out, at some point, what can I do to improve things, instead of only write about them.
    Thanks for this post smile


  • Sylwia Presley on 24th June 2010:

    I personally asked that question many times, but I still think that it is not really the content itself (I will sound terribly shocking probably) but the volume of our conversations that matters. There are many development issues raised on this platform and the more we talk about them, the better the chance we actually can have an impact as a group! Just keep writing, just keep writing;) (joke) but seriously, I think we have some good insights too. Still, I think the volume will be the winner;)


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