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  • Well the thing that I see

  • about the world

  • what it should be

  • is all question of imagination.

  • If we imagine today

  • what kind of world we want

  • and that’s the world we created.

  • Everybody has a freedom to

  • imagine in his or her way.

  • My imagination is

  • we want to create a world

  • which will be absolutely free from poverty.

  • Meaning, that there will be

  • no poor person on this planet,

  • anywhere in the world.

  • And once you create that,

  • well create poverty museums.

  • So that people who’d like to know

  • what is it that used to be called poverty,

  • how did it happen?

  • So they will go into poverty museum,

  • theyll take their children to poverty museum.

  • That’s the kind of world I would like to build.

  • And that will be the world

  • where there will be no unemployment.

  • And when you tell people,

  • Oh there used to be unemployment,

  • there was a big crisis,

  • there was a lot of unemployed people,

  • young unemployed

  • and people will be wondering,

  • what is unemployment?

  • Why should anybody be unemployed?

  • They have capacity.

  • Why one human being should be unemployed?

  • What does it mean?

  • They will be writing thesis

  • to understand what is unemployment?

  • Why did it happen in those past days?

  • And nobody should be on welfare.

  • Why state has to take care of people?

  • Or any charity organization has to take care of people?

  • Because human being has everything inside.

  • How come it couldn’t provide the facilities

  • so that it can bring those capacities

  • and contribute to the world.

  • And we would want to create

  • a world where there will be no unnecessary deaths.

  • We pride our technology,

  • we pride our knowledge.

  • Simple thing.

  • Why human beings die of preventable diseases?

  • Those diseases should be gone.

  • So that’s the kind of world,

  • and a world where we will not make this

  • planet more dangerous

  • than it was before.

  • Well make it everyday

  • will be of more safe than it was yesterday.

  • So we start thinking about it,

  • and we start working towards it

  • and it will happen.

  • When we create fictions,

  • social fictions,

  • it will happen,

  • like we do science fictions.

  • We go to the Moon; that was a science fiction.

  • We go to Mars; that was a science fiction.

  • We go to another galaxy; that’s a science fiction.

  • Because we make those fictions,

  • science follows them.

  • Make it happen.

  • In the science fiction,

  • there is some thing that we start

  • talking to each other.

  • If imagination can do it,

  • reality should be able to do that too.

  • And it is becoming

  • more and more possible

  • because all the science and technology

  • is in the hands of us right now,

  • much more than any anytime ever in history.

  • Why can’t we make things happen now?

  • What is our excuse?

  • Why should anybody be

  • uneducated in this planet?

  • Is it because of cost?

  • Cost is gone.

  • Science has made it possible.

  • Technology has made it possible.

  • You don’t have to just come to one classroom.

  • The same class can be taught

  • all over the world.

  • And every single thing can be done.

  • If we do not imagine,

  • it will not be done.

  • If we imagine,

  • someday it will happen!

Well the thing that I see

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Muhammad Yunus: Create Social Fiction

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    巫小鏡 posted on 2017/03/24
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