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Jelena
"Life is such a gift, and this World full of Wonder"
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35 years old
Toronto
Ontario
Canada

Last Login: 4/10/2010

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Who is not, but should be newsworthy today?
I don't really have anyone specific that should be newsworthy, but I definately believe that 90% of people that seem to be newsworthy today should not be newsworthy.
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Dr. OZ - Respect for your mind, body, and soul!
What current events or circumstances should receive more news coverage?
All over the World there are events and circumstances that should receive coverage. Whether its wars, poverty, environment or other important issues, I believe that they certainly should be more important then the hollywood celebrities, and sport entertainers.
It is sad, very sad, to say that today everything is about money.
Our government doesn't care about us, if they did by now;

1. We would have proper health system in place, where people would not have to be insured (give money) to get health care.
This topic is so important yet it makes me fume!
On one hand so much of our money is going into unnecessary and preventable stuff. The reason for this is that people are simple not taking care of themselves. Things are out there, and it makes people think that it is okay to eat it. All this fast food, processed food may not have immediate consequences, but over time it will give one a hire potential to get some kind of disease. The food we eat today is food full of empty calories, the food that does not give our body nutrition that it deserves. So all this makes me fume because all this is preventable and frankly unnecessary. We are wasting money at the same time, money that could be used for something that is necessary.
Let's just say that it has gotten to the point where even vegetables are fake and may I mention not very safe to eat!

On the other health care system seems to be like our government.
If you are born on the top well first you probably get the best food that�¢�?�?s out there, you can probably live until a 100 if you are smart about it.
If you are poor on the other hand you will get the Pizza Packets from nofrills (full of empty calories), because see they were on sale, two for a dollar! Eating pizza packets will become a habit and therefore more likely to stay with you in the future and give you some kind of a disease. When you go to the doctor he will give you some medication, and of course medication for which you will have to pay for in some cases dearly.
WHY DON'T WE HAVE A HEALTH SYSTEM, AND MORE DOCTORS WHO WILL TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT BODY NEEDS. AND IT�¢�?�?S NOT MEDICATION.
MEDICATION IS JUST IN MOST CASES A RELIF OF PAIN, AND NOT A CURE.
NOT TO FORGET AND MENTION THAT THE REAL REASON MEDICATION IS OUT THERE IS BECAUSE IT IS A MONEY MAKER. IT'S A MONEY MAKER, IN WHICH YOU AND ME ORDINARY CITIZENS ARE NOT PROFITING FROM.
ACTUALLY, WE ARE THE VICTIMS. STARTING FROM THE FOOD THAT WE ARE EXPOSED TO, TO THE MEDICATION WE ARE GIVEN.
IF YOU ARE POOR, GOOD LUCK TO YOU!
IF YOU ARE RICH and YOU DO END UP WITH A DISEASE WHICH COULD HAVE TOTALLY BEEN PREVENTED, WELL YOU STILL GET A CHANCE BECAUSE SEE THE MONEY TALKS THESE DAYS, NOT HUMANITY.

I BELIEVE GOOD NUTRITIOUS FOOD AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE IS THE KEY TO HEALTH. AMONG OF COURSE OTHER IMPORTANT DOMAINS SUCH AS MIND, AND SOUL.

2. We would have an education system where everyone could get an Education (not everyone is rich, so therefore not everyone will get the ability to get a proper education, but in my book you do not have to be rich to be smart or have potential)

3. There would be no guns on the street period!!! Why does American government give the ability for anyone to purchase a gun.
There needs be a gun control law (no guns law), because this is out of control.
- For example: If our government was doing their job there would be no Columbine or any other shooting, and then on top of that after the shooting and after all the pain and suffering so many went through they gave the O.K to some IDIOTS to make a remake of Columbine shooting and sell it as a game.
I cannot understand this.
Who has a say in whether a game like that, something so negative, evil, cruel, malicious, and brutal is okay to sell?????
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PLANET? OUR GOVERNMENT, and THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT AS KNOWLEDGABLE AS THEY SHOULD BE (which is great for the government). I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE SHOULD STAND UP TOGETHER AND START TAKING CARE OF THEMSELVES BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT (our protectors), ARE NOT PROTECTING US
How can we wonder about the violence that is all around us, look at what we watch, look at what we eat, and look at what our children think is cool.

I could go on and on about issues that we face in today's society, because the tragic, heart-rending truth is that there are so many issues. So many important issues that seem to be forgotten.

The truth is that we are all here together, and our society contradicts our true place on this Earth. Our society is created around money and its so superficial, materialistic, and individualistic. There is no community in our society, there is no respect for oneself or for others.
But how do you learn self-respect, when you are given McDonalds to eat (it's a killer (cancer, diabetes) no matter how it tastes to you) , Tv to watch (since the tv came out there are no more friendly neighbourly visits nor there are groups of children gathering together to play, rather everyone is busy watching soaps, getting ideas on how they can soap up their life a little, since its cool), and every message out there has nothing to do with respect. Rather the messages are that we should get a new cool flat tv, (so we can sit at home and watch some pointless show(its one life, when i grow old my great memories will probably not consist of all the great soaps i have watched)... Ok I will stop here.
Really, that is what we the world has become.
I am so saddened by the fact that our children's future seems so grim right now, so so empty. The message of life, it seems like it's forgotten, somewhere between the government, the media, and everything that is "cool" in today's society. I am sorry that children these days cannot grow up in an environment where they are able to see life, this one journey that we get, this true miracle and wonder for what it is.
Our society is stepping over everything a human life stands for.
I say this because life should be cherished, all life, because it has soul.
Today it is not about the soul, everything is about the flesh, the greed.
People need to have the ability to see themselves naked in a sense, in order to really see what life is and what God is. It is so simple, right in front of your eyes.

One last thought, in today�¢�?�?s world in order to get good quality life you have to be rich, and in my book that's WRONG!
We need to stop living in concrete jungles and see the nature for what it is. We need to stop eating processed food that gives us disease.

Who is today's most absurd role model?
Who isn't. Most of the role models todays are absurd.

My personal role models are Oprah and Anderson Cooper.

My other role models are Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
What cause do you believe in enough to take action?
I believe in any cause that will make a difference in someone's life. I also believe that in order to make a better society, we should all work toward raising our children in a best way possible, because children are the future. Unhappy children, will become unhappy adults. Why is it that we need to pass a test to drive a car, while there is no need to pass a test in order to have a child? How people bring up their children should not be their choice, children should be brought up in a best way possible so their potential is not wasted. There should be something put in place that assures that all children are given a good chance!
It would be nice if we could live in a society where parents would actually make time for their children, these precious little gifts, who will one day have the power to touch someoneâ??s life. I mean really make time for them, and teach them about this World of Wonder.
I wish that I lived in a society where all people who do have children, have them for the right reasons and at the same time the dedication, patience, maturity and the responsibility that it takes for someone to be a good parent. We need more parents in todayâ??s society that will take up the task of teaching their children about this World through action and not by letting the TV and video games become their baby-sitter.
We need more parents that are willing to recognize the importance of good upbringing, especially the first six years of any childâ??s life.
Today more then ever there are resources available to parents, yet many parents decide to ignore those resources, because their pride or ego does not want to admit that they need help when it comes to parenting. I mean who in their right mind would ask for parenting advice, itâ??s like everyone is born with the knowledge, right?
Wrong! Sure we have instincts to be helpful and protective towards our children, but our own ignorance and unwillingness to accept the fact that we are not born with the knowledge to raise our children properly is really getting in the way. Every parent wants to be a good, loving parent, and what we learn from others by word of mouth will not be enough to make us good parents.
I mean if we do decide to bring a little human being into this World, then we should certainly take the responsibility of learning good parenting skills. By this I mean parents should know at all times what their child is going through emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially. If you know what you child is going through, you are better able to expect and identify what your child needs at different times of their development. Knowing is the only first step, the second step is actually putting your knowledge in action.
So, I canâ??t understand parents who do not take the mission of parenting seriously.
I canâ??t understand parents who put too much emphasis on nature and undermine the nurture and the power that the environment can have in influencing their childâ??s life.
I canâ??t understand parents who yell and scold their kids for the behaviors that their child clearly either learned from them or from what their parentâ??s let them be exposed to.
Everyone needs to admit that it is hard, very hard to be a GOOD parent in todayâ??s busy world. At the same time parents need to embrace parenting and really learn about what it means to be a GOOD parent and how they themselves can be a good example.
Everyone needs to keep in mind that children are inclined to imitate not what you tell them to do, but rather what they see you doing. And when you do see your child misbehaving it was probably not because they wanted to be bad and create a big old mess, but it was probably because someone was not there to point them in the right direction.
Whoâ??s fault is it when a child misbehaves? Certainly not the childâ??s fault.
A child is in the stage of development, which means that they are still learning, and mainly from you. So it is of uttermost importance that all parents take a look at themselves and evaluate their own behavior first.
But, donâ??t go and punish your child for the bad decisions that you make.
I canâ??t understand it because in my own experience I find that children do not need a lot to be pleased. They need attention, support, certain amount of freedom, good guidance, and of course our praise and love for what they have done right. Children want to be good, but it is our responsibility to provide them with good stable environment. Environment in which parents are not giving out mixed messages and contradicting themselves when dealing with their children, but rather parents who are dedicated to guiding their children by sending them one consistent message, where the child will not be given the opportunity to do wrong. Again, children are just developing and learning new things constantly, they need patience, right guidance, consistency, and support while they are going through this tough time. They need our understanding of their development, and their short memory which also causes some problems. We have to understand that sometimes the child acts a certain way because they have not yet learned how to express his/her emotions appropriately, and therefore it is your job as that childâ??s parent to help them learn how to express their emotions and feelings efficiently.
Also think about this; every time you see a child playing, they are actually working, and making all kinds of cool new connections in their brains. Connections that are likely to influence their future life. By being understanding and aware of what our children are going through, we as parents can make sure that our children make the best connections and as many positive connections as possible.
If everyone gave their children a good chance this society would be a different place. It would be a different place see, because children who are healthy overall, and children who do get a GOOD chance, face different challenges when they become adults. They see and experience life as joy!

Let’s finally start raising our children to become happy healthy adults!
For what causes have you taken action in the past?
Nothing in particular, but I do hope that soon I will be able to commit myself to something big. For now I just try to be a good person and stand up for what I believe is right, as well as help anyone who I am able to help. I think that today's society is just ridiculous. What is valued should not be valued. What happened to the humanity? Everyone is so greedy, and it seems to be that nobody is as giving. I find it hard to live in a world where most of the people are worried about what shoes or bag should they buy next, while we have so many people that are starving.
WHY IS MY or YOUR LIFE more important then another persons life in AFRICA?
Don't people stop and think, what if I was born in Africa, would I need help?
I wish that everyone in today's world would take a part in changing our society, because each person on this planet should. We are all in this together, and the only people who are responsible for the mess that we have created is ourselves. The only way we will get anywhere is if we are united.
What is the best book you've read about bettering the world?
I have not yet read a good book about bettering the world, even though I am sure many exist. I do however think that everyone should read, read whatever they are interested in. Knowledge is sooo important, and with knowledge comes the understanding. The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the smarter you grow. The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice, when speaking your mind or making your choice.
What is a socially-conscious website that everyone should know about?
THIS WEBSITE IS THE FIRST FOR ME


P.S. I just want to apologize for all the run on sentences, grammar and spelling mistakes. I will fix it all, someday soon.
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