Gary Davis was a man with a crazy vision of a world without nations. Albert Einstein was a believer in Gary Davis, and once said Gary was a man devoted to the survival of humanity on earth. As a young man, Davis was an actor on Broadway. He was a rising star until his acting career was interrupted by World War II.
Castles built on sand never stand the test of time, but cities which float on water could change the world. A nonprofit group called the Seasteading Institute believes floating cities will free humanity from politicians and enrich the poor. They also believe they will be good for the environment. It sounds like something out of a science fiction film, but this isn’t just a crazy pipe dream. PayPal founder Peter Thiel is bankrolling Seasteading’s radical plans to introduce the first floating city by 2020.
One morning, the kids of Visitacion Valley Middle School found three dead bodies dumped in their schoolyard. Sadly, these kids were used to violence and murder. In 2006 alone, there were 38 murders in the neighborhood. Crime and violence surrounded this San Francisco school. The kids were anxiety-ridden and stressed, and their neighborhood was terrifying.
Do you know someone who seems to magically lift your mood without saying a word? When the Dalai Lama visits a city, residents often say they feel peaceful simply by being in his presence. Researchers believe that peaceful people’s hearts emit uplifting waves that affect nearby hearts. This may explain why some people make us feel so good while others leave us feeling deflated.
Can you live without money? Heidemarie Schwermer can. This 71-year-old German lady stopped using money about 18 years ago. But no, she does not go hungry or live on the street.