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To get you started:

Which sentence do you believe in?
  1. Happiness comes from within (from the inside)
  2. Money will make you happy
What is more important than family?

What will you be celebrating ten years from now?

Has environmental destruction always been the norm in all societies?

What makes you believe that there is/there isn't hope in this world?

Compare your answers to what is said in the video. Watch the video in two parts:

Part 1 - from 0:00 - 0:53

Part 2 - from 0:54 - 1:45

Which part are your answers similar to?

This video leaves us with many questions:

Which generation is being referred to in the video?

Which generation is to blame for the destruction of the planet and its natural resources?

Are all generations lost?

What other lessons can we learn from the video?


Anonymous said…
We have to have hope - without hope we have nothing
Anonymous said…
It's easy to make a mess but so difficult to put things back into order. In 10 years we will be probably still talking about the same problems we are right now.
Anonymous said…
In ten years I'll be celebrating my retirement, if the rules of the system are not changed by then.
Anonymous said…
There is no way out: we have to take care of the resources, if not we will have a great destruction.
Anonymous said…
The main lesson is that our destiny is in our hands alone. The same way we can destroy the planet we can take care of it.
Angela said…
Ten years from now?
I`ll be celebrating LIFE !!!
Happiness? Happiness and money?
Let`s analyse what some philosophers think about it.

The ingredients of happiness are so simple that they can be counted on one hand. First of all, happiness must be shared. Selfishness is its enemy; to make another happy is to be happy one's self. It is quiet, seldom found for long in crowds, most easily won in moments of solitude and reflection. It comes from within, and rests most securely on simple goodness and clear conscience.
–William Ogden

Happiness is the way of travel–not a destination.
I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy.
– Dalai Lama

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.
– Scottish Proverb
Perfect happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
–Chuang Tsu

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
–Bernard Fontanelle

It's not money that brings happiness, it's lots of money.
– Russian saying

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