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Cassandra Said:

Can any one manage a part time job for me so that I may join when I come UK for ACCA?

We Answered:

. Ya'know I'd sure like to help but, well, I'm too darn busy.

Mary Said:

Can you debate my opinion as to the fate of the human race?

We Answered:

1) I would disagree with being prone to procrastination as a species. I would say that the ability to achieve critical mass and consensus on any issue is the biggest stumbling block facing the human world today. There are apparently more people alive today than have ever lived. Its difficult to get anyone to agree on anything, and therein lies the problem. Procrastination only applies if everyone agrees.

2) While it's true that we have exhibited much territorial behaviour, it is also true that we are among the only species that can force ourselves to behave beyond the bounds of our conditioning and change. This is true esp. when faced with a threat. I believe that your questions posed today are indicative of the growing critical mass questioning the issues, which will in turn result in a change in our education and conditioning system to reflect more appropriate values.
With respect to property, I believe the real issue is want, or greed. If one animal has something, the other animal naturally wants to have it as well, even seagulls demonstrate this quality. In the natural world, there is significant biological advantage to 'owning' land, in that it allows for the spread of your genotype and thus increases your ability to control your food sources, security, etc. we are only acting out our animal natures, yet, we somehow still believe ourselves to be outside of the natural systems, or somehow in dominion over them. It's not until we actually recognize these animal needs and provide mitigating education and conditioning that we will be able to overcome the 'ownership' obstacle.
To quote The Family Guy: Penniless Hippie says, "You can't OWN land man" to which the business man replies, "I can, but I'm not a penniless hippie." Who's right?

3) 'In order to lead, a man must be willing to go forward alone'
- A. Kaplan.
To be a great leader means to stand apart. The current state of affairs socially does not engender leadership, as leaders are typically the targets of smear campaigns and potshots by their lessers, and backbiters. This is not to suggest that statistically there isn't enough leadership. It has been said that 'It's always darkest before the dawn' and our fears of impending doom and darkness are being escalated by our personal feelings of powerlessness. As a society, we must allow ourselves to be led, as there are very few with the strength, wisdom, and compassion necessary to be great leaders. It is also true that we must be less dependent upon leaders and empower ourselves to make the right choices and act appropriately in our every day lives. Personally exhibiting the qualities that you would most like to see in a good leader will allow for your qualities to spread.

Unfortunately there isn't a 'leadership school' where people can attend, and the current state of affairs has led to a significantly inbred lot of nepitistic politicians, who are more than happy to sell out the people that they are elected to lead, to ensure that their own personal agendas are placed in the fore. The Bush family is an excellent example of this social network of nepitism and power grabbing.

With politics being swayed by the people that can afford the media minutes necessary to sway our opinions, there is an increasing effect of this on our political systems. It's arguable that democracy is long dead, and we're just dragging its carcass around because we like the sentiment of democracy. Of the people, for the people. In doing so, have we not become our own worst enemy? Giving lip-service to democracy, yet being unable to have the courage and discipline required to protect it. Cowards, the lot of us.

It's people like that that continue to smear leaders, who after all, are only human like the rest of us, and are often unfortunate victims of circumstance or events beyond their capacity. To lead, you must go forward alone, into the unknown. As it's unknown territory, you're bound to make mistakes. In our rush to glorify and villify for our thirty second hate we're perhaps stunting our own ability to grow leadership, and instead are the victims of our own success.

Where corporations are concerned, you and I are the most powerful people on the planet. I say this because WE can shut down corporations. WE can REFUSE to purchase products manufactured in conditions that violate human rights. WE can choose not to purchase from corporations that endanger our environment or harm our economies. If you're looking for leadership, perhaps it's time to begin with you and me.

For myself, I refuse to allow the Pandora's Box to become true. Where there is life, there is HOPE. Where there is HOPE there is a chance. It's an incredible chance that allowed the creation of this big blue marble we call home, it's an even more incredible chance that the conditions were just right to allow for life on this planet. Call it God, call it chance, it's all the same unsolvable argument.
I HOPE for our future... you should too, we need all the HOPE we can get.

Dave Said:

Is thye political leadership a Myth ?? more cost than benefit ?? Elections?

We Answered:

"Huff-puff!!" "Pant--pant"......out.....of......breath… breath...from.... .reading........your.......letter.......…… pant"......


"pant; pant", "huff; whoof".........

Tara Said:

Political leadership or hard worker honest people taking care of family??

We Answered:

The concentration of wealth & power in a few hands that is used to further concentrate wealth & power is at the heart of the worlds problems.

Thus leaving most people to face a life of struggling just to get by.

It isn't about taking away any thing from any one but to see that every one can be rewarded fairly for their efforts.

If the problem of how the pie is sliced isn't solved in a rational way there will be those that will use unrational ways to change the systems.

The belief that more wealth in your hands will make the world a better place to live in in the long run isn't going to work.

It isn't all of the materials things that make life worth living.
When you go down this road you find that you are still not truly happy.

It is how we inter act with each other that makes life good or bad.

Wars are fought for private interests & every one else pays the price.

Louise Said:

Is political Leadership a Myth ?

We Answered:

No. It is an oxymoron. Just like a quick question is in your world.

Discuss It! said:

With a student oriented approach becoming more popular with an increase in the modification in education system, the students have started to be given more liberty in choosing their subjects, careers and opting for a choice that better suits their interest.