NINE YEARS TO SAVE THE WORLD
I think it is possible that each and every one of us could have been born here on this earth for a certain purpose. Whatever it may be, everyone has to find out for themselves. Everyone has a talent, everyone can do something. However, this purpose has nothing to do with determination. It is not guaranteed that we will actually fulfil it. Maybe we don’t want to, maybe we miss the only chance to do so, out of disinterest, out of stupidity, out of defiance, out of wisdom. Because a purpose in itself is not fundamentally a good thing. It could also be something evil. A purpose is good for many things, if you look at the world as it is.
A few weeks ago, Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen called me and asked if I wanted to participate in his New Atlantis project. It was about a song he wanted to sing, and you actually have to enunciate the title of this song in full length to understand its bearing: 9 Years To Save The World!
Apart from the fact that there wouldn’t be very much time left to save our human world from destruction, I liked that Uwe did not even try to win any powerful allies for his project, as one would normally do, but organized everything from his personal, private life and capacity… with the small support from my side. And what a wonderful song he had written, and despite all the grief and despair it contains, it is a real joy to sing it! It moves my heart and my senses like a hymn. And if it does so with me, why not with others?
This song is meant to be a contribution, certainly, a small contribution, but one in the swelling chorus of many other small contributions from many other devoted and committed people. This could become a huge chord, and this chord, this sound, is needed to save our world, the world of our children, from destruction at the very last moment.
Everyone has a talent, everyone can do something. And I think it is conceivable that each and every one of us could have been born here on this earth for a certain purpose. Whatever it may be, everyone has to find out for themselves. Now, at this moment, in the short time we have left.
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