12 Neujahrsverabredungen mit einem selbst, zugeschickt aus Bethlehem

01 Jan
1. Januar 2023

288/Januar 2023
Guten Tag, die nachfolgenden Empfehlungen habe ich dem Rundbrief des Palästinensers Mazin Qumsiyeh
entnommen, mit dem ich in Manchem voll übereinstimme (Biodiversität, Nachhaltigkeit z.B.) und in Manchem ausdrücklich nicht. Sein Abstand zu Israel und den Israelis scheint mir unüberbrückbar zu sein.
Aber wollten wir uns nicht vornehmen, im neuen Jahr stärker auf Positionen zu achten, die, zumindestens auf den ersten, vielleicht auch auf den zweiten Blick nicht die unserigen sind?
Mit allen guten Wünschen für 2023
Henning v. Vieregge

Zum Autor
Mazin Butros Qumsiyeh (born 1957 in Beit Sahour)[1] is a Palestinian scientist and author,[2] founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History (PMNH) and the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) at Bethlehem University where he teaches.[3][4] After serving on the faculties of the University of Tennessee (1989–1993), Duke University (1993–1999), and Yale University (1999–2005), he now researches and teaches at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities since 2008. Here Qumsiyeh joined with other professors to introduce the first Biotechnology Masters program in the region. (Wikipedia ausschnittsweise)

P.S. 2023 erleichtert einem Jubeloptimismus nicht. Dafür steht der Schnappschuss vom Schlussbild einer Aufführung Silvester im Darmstädter Theater „Frau Luna“

12 Empfehlungen für ein besseres Leben
1) Children of all ages need to be in nature. Play with dirt and smell
nature. It improves immunity (latest epidemiological studies of those who
died with COVID19). Plant things, harvest, and enjoy (ornamental plants,
herbal plants, fruits, vegetables. You can even do it on walls, ceilings,
balconies and window-sills).
2) Eat healthy seasonal food always. Not processed food.
3) Open your mind: shed the chains imposed on your brain from your
background (education, religion, culture, society, conformity,
nationalism), The world changes – do not try to be fossilized.
4) Corollary: Read a lot and challenge yourself to read more every year
than the year before. Knowledge is power. You can also teach yourself or
via the internet speed reading.
5) Talk less and listen more (ask questions, art of attentive talking). No
matter your age, listen to young people, listen to old people, listen to
all people of all backgrounds.
6) Find your passion and follow it, be it music, poetry, agriculture,
painting, biology, computers or whatever. Never study something or do a job
because you think there is money in it. Follow your passion and money will
follow (or at least follow your passion while doing a job that you can eat
from temporarily). You also really do not need a lot of money to live a
decent healthy life.
7) Corollary: be passionate about a cause bigger than yourself: political,
human rights, helPing disenfranchised people etc. Getting involved in
something bigger than yourself makes you live longer and healthier
(physical and emotional) and life.
8) Time is your most valuable asset. Never waste it.
9) Walk a lot (important for all ages). Minimum one kilometer every day.
Run if your health allows it. Preferably in natural areas.
10) Challenge your mind and your body to do new things.
11) Make friends with people who care about society and about nature. Hang
around them and have fun while doing productive work (service. See #6).
12) Be kind to all (all animals including humans and plants) and never give
up (especially on the potentiality of the future) no matter the challenges.
Keep the hope alive.

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