What to do in case of a huge calamity
I believe that if one person is watching a huge calamity, let’s say a conflagration, a fire, there are always three principle options.
1. Run away, as far away and as fast as you can and let those who cannot run burn.
2. Write a very angry letter to the editor of your paper demanding that the responsible people be removed from office with disgrace. Or, for that matter, launch a demonstration.
3. Bring a bucket of water and throw it on the fire, and if you don’t have a bucket, bring a glass, and if you don’t have a glass, use a teaspoon, everyone has a teaspoon.
And yes, I know a teaspoon is little and the fire is huge but there are millions of us and each one of us has a teaspoon.
Now I would like to establish the Order of the Teaspoon. People who share my attitude, not the run away attitude, or the letter attitude, but the teaspoon attitude –
I would like them to walk around wearing a little teaspoon on the lapel of their jackets, so that we know that we are in the same movement, in the same brotherhood, in the same order, The Order of the Teaspoon.
Each of us, as a member of a world population of 7,000,000,000 people, is just like an ant in an anthill which can only contribute a teaspoon of peace to the world. But in collaboration with others we can work wonders.
Each of us is unique. That is a great thing. Because of this diversity, we together form an inexhaustible source of creativity. But diversity may also lead to conflicts if we do not focus on solidarity.
Contributing to a world, in which everyone has the necessities of life and feels at home, requires adaptability from everyone of us, but also tolerance, respect and compassion.
The Order of the Teaspoon aims at contributing to the realization of the motto:
Together for Diversity in Solidarity
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