Day 2 of the Fulbright 2018 program started with a talk on “Sustainable Development- Progress and Challenges”, goals by Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan, vice president for the Global Health program at the Emory University.
One take away, “ In today’s world, TRAVEL- is also a risk factor for diseases. “Your presence, (84 of us, from 54 different countries) is a testimony of shrinking world.” Mutually everyone is a risk factor to the other. “Time taken to go around the world in 1873, when the French writer Jules Verne, published his action adventure “Around the world in 80 days“ was actually 200 days and the population of the world was 1.5 billion. Now it is definitely less than 48 hours and population is more than 7 billion.”
- Fight Inside you: A Cherokee story
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
”It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”