Dear Fellow Human Beings and Friends of the iEARN Community:
you for coming to the Natural Disaster
Youth Summit 2005. It
takes a special kind of person to do that.
it is more fun and exciting to investigate a question than to have
someone give you the answers.
Why? So that
you can discover your own answers.
In this way your learning is yours, and it is alive and it
is relevant. Do you
are some questions to consider that might be fun and meaningful
we not friends and a community because we share a common belief?
is that belief?
it not the belief that we want to help relieve suffering in the
world of our fellow human beings and ourselves?
Are there other beliefs we share?
it true that all of the major religions share a common theme of
"doing unto others as you would have them do unto you"?
religions try to make sense out of existence and give meaning to
it make sense that helping others gives meaning to life?
you think people want to help others even if they do not follow a
this summit help give meaning to your life?
How will that feel if you can really help another person
who is in pain and suffering?
can iEARN help you make a bigger difference in the world?
What difference will that make to you in your life?
wish you a most fruitful conference.
your friend, Peter, who had a lot of fun founding iEARN because of
investigating the following question:
"What needs to happen to empower young people and
their teachers to really make a meaningful difference in the
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