Wednesday, December 22, 2010
6 Billion Others
I first heard about this initiative this summer... and I think it's fantastic! It focuses on exploring the differences and similarities of people around the world. The similarities link us together in ways we never thought possible and makes the world seem all that much smaller. The differences, aren't that many, and make it obvious that someone across the world isn't really all that different from yourself... they have the same hopes and dreams, worries and sorrows, and its these things that we share unite us.
6 Billion Others is not a geopolitical study, nor is it a work of sociology. It is a perspective on humanity, a collection of human stories. Stories of fears, joys, and dreams, which make up our common Story. Bearing witness to the diversity of mankind, we wish to show that difference does not exclude understanding: on the contrary, it is necessary for the survival of the world as we know it. To understand each other so we can work together to preserve and make our world a better place.