A carefully constructed argument speaks volume

Canada

I think that the greatest action we can take to improve both our world and ourselves is to cultivate gratitude and appreciation of others. No matter how great or small an individuals contribution, they would be magnified in a post-apocalyptic scenario - even a brief smile could raise one above desperate lonliness, if only for a moment. The most attractive quality in another human being is thoughtfulness. The most frustrating character is thoughtlessness. Many have allowed causal business/social mannerisms to deteriorate into rude and offensive behavior with complete disregard of the receptions interpretation, which includes, but are not limited to, language barriers and cultural misunderstanding. Has playful banter at workplaces fallen into insult and lawsuits? Have we blurred the lines between self-promotion and selfishness at the expenses of others? I suggest that we recall the concept of "scruples", meaning "to hesitate"; while we value quick decisions and action, instead pause before you blurt out your gut instinct and be respectfully aware of how your words and actions affects others. A carefully constructed argument speaks volume, while offending few or none. Greetings from Canada.

My dreams for a truly global community

United States

We need a truly global community. Peace, love, friendship, equality, and harmony for all - regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, politics, wealth, beauty or intellect. Freedom for all. Wealth & essential resources equally distributed among all humans who inhabit the Earth. And a healthy, well-loved planet. These are my dreams. With love from San Diego, California.

The man in the mirror

United Arab Emirates

Hello world. Be the change you wish to see, it always starts with the man in the mirror, YOU! Warm regards Kitoro Constance

Open your eyes and shut your mouth

Belgium

My advice would be: listen; learn; stop thinking you know better. Don’t judge others! Travel! Open your eyes and shut your mouth. Do not miss the little apparently insignificant details in life, because those are the important ones. Love and cherish. Don’t take anything for granted. - Jaime

Fight for freedom

Ukraine

Hello! As you probably know the wave of ongoing demonstrations and civil unrest has hit Ukraine. And no matter what have you heard in media, this postcard represents the country that caused all the troubles, although Saint Petersburg, the northern capital of Russia is a nice city. We are fighting for freedom. You should do the same. Good luck.

More balance between work and free-time

Singapore

Hello, Greeting from Singapore! Nowadays, the pace of our life become faster and faster, many people complain of the rapid pace of modern life, as a contemporary man, I really hope we have a work-life balance environment in order to spend more time with our family and friends.

Mutual respect between different religions and cultures

Iraq

Greeting from Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. I hope for a world where there is communication between different religions and cultures, mutual respect and where people are encouraged to learn from each other. We need a world where people can learn to share rapidly declining resources and that gets beyond naked consumerism and self interests. Oliver Edwards.