Wisdom Shared – Amy, United Kingdom

If you had the stage and all the world were listening… What words of wisdom, council or advice would you share?


Looking ahead, as far or as close as you want to imagine (one or hundreds of years)– What do you think we should do now for the future to come?

“There is nothing to suggest that life is serious. You get out of it what you put in.

People are connecting with each other in ways that we never thought possible. We’re starting to understand each other better and realize that our basic instinctive drivers are the same – Everyone wants happiness (in whatever form) for themselves and the people they love, regardless of their gender, race, age, country of origin – those are nothing more than labels that we allocate so that we can make sense of the world. The biggest thing that divides us all is money – without it, we’d level the playing field.

I always liked Gene Rodenbury’s vision of a world free of hunger and money where boundaries between nations are meaningless and we all share the planet and work only for the betterment of ourselves, each other and the good of the planet. But I’m an idealist; I doubt I’ll see such a thing in my current lifetime.

The best we can do is make the most of the life that we have, and as I say above, not take it too seriously – for me happiness is about fun, and where’s the fun in taking yourself too seriously!”