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The idea, or: Where do we go?

Where do we go?

We live in exciting times. The ecological and social situation on our planet is critical, our growth and consumption oriented lifestyle has reached its limits. Many people realize that ever more money and consumption do not increase their quality of life anymore. The world needs big changes, and we have to decide now what our future will be. How can we succeed in acting in a responsible and respectful manner in order to set the right direction into a new world?

Be the change

On hikes and other travels I learned a lot about the people in the world and their problems. I asked myself how I could contribute to an improvement. The encounter with Gregor Sieböck was an inspiring step in my personal development. I realized that if I want to change something, I need to be the change myself.

In the last few years I faced this challenge and worked consequently on my own lifestyle. To change my habits was sometimes difficult and needed time, but it was possible. With many of my changes to a more responsible lifestyle I succeeded, with some not. I ask myself, why it is sometimes so difficult to make a decision and to follow up on them. We know about the impact of our actions on the planet, but do not succeed in beginning to change ourselves. Is it only our greed, ignorance and inertia? Or are we missing a necessary consciousness? How can we put action to the knowledge? I will look for answers to these questions on my way.

Rediscover the Essential

During hikes all over Austria I discovered how little is necessary to feel free and happy. The unaspiring happiness blows all fears and worries away and opens my heart for the wonders of this world. As a hiker I am simply and ecologically on the road, and slow enough to get involved with the people I encounter and with myself. My mind clears and – just like with the eyes of a child – I can see the essential things in life again.

I meet more and more people who become aware of their responsibility to the world, rethink and become active. By trusting ourselves and others we can overcome the fear of changes and take our own future into our hands. Why not more time and enjoyment of life instead of ever more money and consumption? Why not more love, respect and cooperation instead of competition, egoism and greed?

Live the dream

In my dream I see a world where all people live in freedom and in respect to other life forms and to nature. I want to be aware of the consequences of my own actions to the world and take responsibility for them. Only when I manage to align my thoughts with my actions will I feel like a true human with heart and soul. I want to reject compromises because the attitude of "I cannot do anything about it" is comfortable and has far-reaching consequences.

That is why I set off and strive for this dream. We can be the change! Let us use our wide range of opportunities and live our dreams. Let us start today.

There comes a time in life
when there is nothing else to do
but to go your own way.
A time to follow your dreams.
A time to raise the sails of your own beliefs.
In the end, the great challenge in life is to overcome
the limits within yourself,
pushing them to places you would never
have dreamed they could go.

Sergio Bambaren