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Surprisingly, it´s about making a plan for a plan.
Making a plan for a plan not just to reduce, but to PUT AN END to world hunger & malnutrition casualties.
A big goal, indeed.
Especially for one person.
It seems that this effort is forlon, futile & hopeless.
One person is definitely lacking the money and global power or influence necessary to change anything of this scale.
Why shall ONE INDIVIDUAL feel responsible to solve such a grand, multilayered complex "wicked problem" alone?
And the main question I raise is: how do you know it is enough?
It´s hubris an overestimation and will lead nowhere.
Hillary Clinton felt responsible, and she is not enough. (see Huffington Post 17.10.2009 http://bit.ly/hlpxM)
In 2009 one billion people were still going hungry every day, despite worldwide efforts of decades to create relief.
There are people elected in representative democracies who´s job is to move things and solve big scale problems. People fully committed with in-depth knowledge & experience in different fields, full-paid jobs, resources and instruments at hand.
What can one do?
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Asking to make a plan for a plan and not get bullshitted about the outcome. Getting the goal and the problem straight is a community task, so that others are not easily discrediting a single view and are confusing the mode of asking with a solution.
I need no money, because all what is necessary to know is, that the necessary resources exist.
I need no global power, because there are all the others who have global and local influence on their behalf. I am not them. I can remind them of their responsibilities in their jobs, they have chosen.
All we need is to change the collective memory, spreading an idea like a virus.
I hoped this idea would make it into the Google polls...
But Google decided to be overwhelmed by all the diverse input and did not publish any single idea for peer-review, but reviewed them internally and created 16 themes out of astonishing 150.000 idea submissions. Some of the "winners" are listed here in 2010: https://www.skild.com/blog/2010/09/27/googles-project-10100-winners-announced
The project´s website is now defunct, 10 years later.
Strangely enough the issue of World Hunger is not among them. I could be wrong to put too much value into this. It could also be considered old-fashioned to still speak about people having nothing or not enough to eat/drink, and maybe also Mrs. Hillary Clinton is not immensely innovative putting this agenda in the news (e.g. Huffington Post 17.10.2009 http://bit.ly/hlpxM or the Jakarta Globe http://bit.ly/4vpuAw or the German Tagesspiegel at the 16.10.2009 http://bit.ly/3qrHST) but I am strongly affirmative that it would be a huge innovative leap of mankind if we would show to be empathic enough STOP world hunger & malutrition
I cannot be that building better banking tools for everyone or collecting and organizing the world´s urban data is equally important to making an effort in trying to save 1 Billion people from slow death and inhuman life circumstances violating several Human Rights.
Where are you in this?
Where am I?
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