Our Amazing World

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Yes, that’s a map of the world but the shapes have been altered to show each country’s relative population.

I found the WorldMapper site by watching a video on one of my all-time favorite web sites: TED Talks.

Here’s a list of map categories you can explore (with nearly 600 maps):

* Basic * Movement * Transport * Food * Goods* Manufacturers* Services* Resource
* Fuel* Production* Work* Income* Wealth * Poverty * Housing* Education* Health
* Disease* Disaster* Death* Destruction* Violence* Pollution* Depletion* Communication
* Exploitation* Action* Cause of Death* Age of Death* Religion

“‘Let not a man glory in that he loves his country, but that he loves his kind.’ All are of one family, one race; all are human beings. Differences as to the partition of lands should not be the cause of separation among the people.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London, p. 55

“…all the members of the human family, whether peoples or governments, cities or villages, have become increasingly interdependent. For none is self-sufficiency any longer possible, inasmuch as political ties unite all peoples and nations, and the bonds of trade and industry, of agriculture and education, are being strengthened every day. Hence the unity of all mankind can in this day be achieved. Verily this is none other but one of the wonders of this wondrous age, this glorious century. Of this past ages have been deprived, for this century —the century of light—hath been endowed with unique and unprecedented glory, power and illumination. Hence the miraculous unfolding of a fresh marvel every day. Eventually it will be seen how bright its candles will burn in the assemblage of man.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 31



Peopleized by: amzolt – Saturday, 26 April 2008


I’ve found a delightful social networking site where people interview other people about their blogs and/or their lives!

Here’s my first interview, with the owner of SuperSweetLife.

amzolt: What makes you get up in the morning?

SuperSweetLife: My alarm clock. And knowing that the daily responsibilities that I dread will soon be no more!

amzolt: What makes you blog?

SuperSweetLife: Being able to express myself when words don’t always come so easy. Getting my thoughts and feelings on ‘paper’ and out into the world is liberating!

amzolt: What will your degree be and why?

SuperSweetLife: My degree will be in Counseling, with a credential to work in a school setting. I have always had a passion for working in a helping profession, but unfortunately I have recently learned that school settings are not the place for me. I will, however, continue to pursue human services work in the future.

amzolt: Who designed you blog’s graphics?

SuperSweetLife: David Zemens, of www.1955design.com

amzolt: What will bring about global unity?

SuperSweetLife: When people stop competing for power and money and realize that those things don’t matter at all in the end.

amzolt: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

SuperSweetLife: Vanilla fudge ripple AND mint chocolate chip

amzolt: What inspires you the most?

SuperSweetLife: Nature.

SuperSweetLife’s Page: www.supersweetlife.com Authors Page: amzolt
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Are the fish aware of the ocean?

Are we aware of the all-surrounding spiritual realm?

“The sea of materialism is at flood tide and all the nations of the world are immersed in it. It is my hope that the fish will rise to the surface, so that they may behold other wondrous aspects of creation; for the people are like unto the fish swimming in the deep—ignorant of the rest of the universe. May they be transformed into birds of the air and soar in the nether atmosphere! May they break all bonds of limitation, so that they can observe from the height the lordly processions of infinite creatures; they will see the blue heavens studded with luminous stars, rivers flowing with salubrious water, gardens bedecked with fragrant flowers, trees adorned with blossoms and fruits, birds singing songs of light, humanity ever striving forward, every atom of existence breathing life and force—the universe of God a wonderful theatre upon the stage of which every created thing plays its part.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 138