In the midst of a summer where many are now on holiday either in their own home or visiting other countries and cultures, it will be a good idea not only to follow the “flow” of the many other tourists, but explore other people’s lives, habits and culture.
Many tourists in one place can be both an exhausting but also a discovery of the interested persons who wish to know more about life’s many facets.
Our European Tour has been a surprise to learn how different our perception is related to both human behavior, understanding and lack of knowledge about the most basic values in a world of possibilities for both cultural values and the spiritual experiences we can all enjoy in an otherwise busy day.
Of course we are our own master in the free part of the world and can to some extent choose our own lifestyle and conditions of life in the extent to which both physical and mental states can cope with life’s motto “Your life – Your Responsibility”
My own perspective on the future life has only been confirmed – World peace and equality of social conditions will only be possible on the day all political, religious and social differences are removed completely from the existing standards for a life in which spiritual freedom and acceptance of the human individual as an equal partner will be daily life for everyone, regardless of origin or race.
…. And just in Venice, Italy where I am staying right here and now flocking tourists from far and near to the city that might drown in the water a few years because of climate change is a great opportunity for thought reflections.
The city has everything spirituality and history can tell in both architecture and cultural differences, but also a great variety of man’s many lifestyle facets, ranging from young students commuting to the wealthy jet set as surely experience the world with different eyes and ears, each with their opinion about a world in present and future – a process that is life-affirming to observe for themselves, but also a subway which is comparable to a volcanic accumulation that can blow everything to smithereens if we do not follow the real world, but remain passive in an attempt to live a “paradisiacal life” in fear of what might happen and might happen in passivity dangerous embrace.
Our European Tour is also a form of preparation for my new workspace in the United Nations, Culture and Development, which of course is global, but based on knowledge of the individual human being and lifestyle.
Kurt Lykke Lindved