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Hans
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I know you care about something: a person, a place or an idea. I also know that, whatever it is you care about, you want to help that thing. You prefer to be of use and to act in service of that friend or concept, rather than against it.



   

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Past Member (0)
Monday October 27, 2008, 4:12 am
Who is Scott Berkun? A best-selling author and kick-ass public speaker. He writes books, consults with Fortune 500 companies, and taught creative thinking at the University of Washington.

Check it out its realy great....i just did and made a news story about Scott Berkun!
Who is Scott Berkun?
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 4:27 am
Interesting guy this Scott....

Everyone I know who has designed something millions of people use, a radically successful product or website, has trouble connecting that accomplishment with difference making. Itís often their first answer, but one they quickly abandon. Instead, they talk about other things: helping friends, sharing advice with someone who needed it, standing up for something they thought was right despite the consequences, helping a friend, or better yet a stranger, laugh at a bad day.

Itís these seemingly small things that have little to do with a particular technology, or science, or business that stand out as most memorable. We can all remember times when someone did something for us that mattered and itís always these human things. Simple behaviors. Actions not heavily bound by technology. Suprising acts of people not being heartless. So why do we forget that it is these things, not tools and toys, that hold the essence of making a difference?
 

Blacktiger P (247)
Monday October 27, 2008, 5:28 am
Thank you, noted
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 5:45 am
Black tiger i like the comment you have left on this article....

Thank you so much! You have given my fire some added fuel.

What most people in Care2 need is the fire thats why the matches on the make things happen story are interesting.... you just need the fuel most people need the fire....

Thank you Black T.
 

Raymond M Burton (156)
Monday October 27, 2008, 6:09 am
Noted, with thanks Hans!
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 6:26 am
Thank you Raymond! Your other comment on the story should motivate many people to read this!
Wow. Good stuff. Thanks. this is realy great stuff from Scott!
http://tinyurl.com/iknowyoucare
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 6:29 am
http://www.care2.com/news/member/827896747/932463 check out this story about Scott!
 

. (0)
Monday October 27, 2008, 6:38 am
Noted & Thank You!

Signature:
http://tinyurl.com/3fs5m8
 

Rose L (202)
Monday October 27, 2008, 6:59 am
Noted..thankyou
 

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Monday October 27, 2008, 7:16 am
Thank you very much Hans for sharing this!
I will crosspost this, I think everybody should read this!
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 7:17 am
The most interesting comments are posted as a comment under the story like this one from Suzanne!
Thank you so much for this wonderful and true story of the meaning of life. We don't need to be millionaires to give away or doing precious things. Most of the beautiful things are small and very easy, but it gives you such a sparkling feeling deep inside and to others who receive this. It is not always gold, money or diamonds...the most precious thing to give away is something from yourselves.
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 7:30 am
Suzanne you are right i realy think that this is something that many many people should read! I think that Scott has done a great job on this story about making a difference!

The best things in life are the simple things.....
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 7:58 am
I know now what a fool Iíve been, for it takes a better man to acknowledge goodness in others than it does to merely be good oneself. Anyone can criticize or accept praise, but initiating a positive exchange is a hallmark of a difference maker.
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 7:58 am
I know now what a fool Iíve been, for it takes a better man to acknowledge goodness in others than it does to merely be good oneself. Anyone can criticize or accept praise, but initiating a positive exchange is a hallmark of a difference maker.
 

Susan L (118)
Monday October 27, 2008, 8:55 am
Thanks for posting, Hans. I sign a good many petitions. Am also very active in my community as a Volunteer EMT during the and a semi-paid (stipended) EMT on the weekends. If I weren't there on the weekends no one would be. We live in a rural area and not only would my town suffer, but the other towns we do mutual aid in. I'm there. I care. I'm busy. I'm involved.
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 8:58 am
Thank you Susan! I know that Care2 members make a difference at least they should....the real care2 members make a difference! Scotts story is so true!
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 9:00 am
Iím pledging to myself, and to any of you that have read this far, that Iím going to thank people who do things I value (For starters, thanks for reading). Iíll leave funny thank you notes, buy them annonymous flowers, shake their hand and look Ďem in the eye, tell others of their work, and acknoweldge the difference theyíve made for me and Iíll try to do the same for others.

None of what Iíve written may matter to you, but I hope youíll consider what does and do something about it.
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 9:32 am
Thanks Hans. Great point. We can always do more not only for the world, but for the everyday encounters we have....whether the person or animal's need is great, or just a simple smile and/or pat on the head :) can make a person's day. There is always more that can be done to help the big global issues, but what about the dog next door that never gets taken on a walk because his owner has become too old to do it. can we offer to do that? Or the neighbor or friend that's just getting over a stay in the hospital, could we not bring them a nice dish to enjoy? or someonewho has just lost their spouse?could we not take time to comfort them....Sometimes it so easy to think how nice it would be to help them out, but we find ourselves so busy with?...that we just let the opportunity slip by. What a nobel and humanitarian reminder.
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 9:33 am
Simple things can make a bigger difference than anybody can imagine....just read the complete story and visit scotts site he realy is a great guy!
 

ROBIN M (312)
Monday October 27, 2008, 10:00 am
WHAT I CARE THE MOST ABOUT IN THIS WHOLE WORLD IS ANIMALS, THAT IS WHY I AM HERE. ONE DAY I HOPE THE DAY WILL COME WHERE THERE IS NO MORE GAS HOUSES AND NO MORE EUTHINAZIA. NO MORE CRUEL AND INHUMANE ACTS BROUGHT ABOUT TO MY ANIMAL FRIENDS. I WAIT FOR THE DAY WHEN ALL ANIMAL ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY JUST AS WE ARE. THESE ANIMALS AS ONE MIGHT CALL THEM BRING SO MUCH PASION TO MY LIFE TO SEE ONE OF THEM MISTREATED OR PUT TO DEATH JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT HUMAN SICKENS ME. SO I SIGN PETITIONS I READ NEWS, I SPREAD THE NEWS TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN HOPES TO ONE DAY FIND PEACE FOR MY LITTLE FRIENDS. HOPEFULLY ONE DAY MY DEEDS AND PRAYERS WON'T GO UNANSWERED MAYBE ONE DAY MY DEEDS CAN SAVE A LIFE. I HAVE RESCUED TO PUPPIES FROM RESUCE SHELTERS. IF MY HUSBAND WOULD LET ME I WOULD HAVE MORE. IF YOU READ MY PAGE, READ THE POEM I AM AN ANIMAL RESCUER THAT IS WHO I AM THAT IS WHAT I DO.
 

Susan Hall-Amado (61)
Monday October 27, 2008, 10:10 am
Thank you, Hans.
It is the simple things that make life great. How we treat each other, the animals and the world around us, that is what counts.
 

Thelma Sumpter (30)
Monday October 27, 2008, 10:19 am
Noted, with thanks Hans
 

Susan Hall-Amado (61)
Monday October 27, 2008, 10:21 am
The article was an exceptional read. I find it hard to understand why people cannot take a brief moment out of their busy days to actually say thank you to a co-worker or to wish someone well, or to just simply smile at another to brighten their day.
Simple acts of kindness just for the sake of being kind. It is not too much to ask.
 

Ruth S (78)
Monday October 27, 2008, 10:57 am
Thank you, Hans.........noted
 

Michelle M (146)
Monday October 27, 2008, 11:04 am
Noted.
 

Raja G (142)
Monday October 27, 2008, 11:12 am
Thank You Hans - I do Care for anything that will be of help to someone - something sometimes.
 

Kellie S (96)
Monday October 27, 2008, 12:26 pm
This reminds me that change starts with yourself and how your own behavior can have a positive effect on those around you. Thank you for posting this.
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 12:31 pm
Progress may be infinite, sure, but in our time (and perhaps class, and country) progress isnít as dependent on technology as it used to be: now itís the use of technology that matters more than technology itself. The glaring need for progress is in what we send over the pipes, and not the pipes themselves. Since the telegraph weíve been sending most bits to most places: where weíre behind is in the quality of what we send each other. For example, hereís some difference making problems whose solutions are not dependent on recent technological advances:

* You donít know your neighbors.
* Its been ages since you helped someone just because they needed it.

Help wanted now called your help counts is a group where i think we should give this kind of small help.....helping people because they need it...

http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/HelpWanted

 

milca V (79)
Monday October 27, 2008, 2:00 pm
THANK YOU Hans, noted and comments on the site.
 

Marian E (152)
Monday October 27, 2008, 2:06 pm

Thank you Hans. This was indeed a good post with excellent
suggestions. The acts of self-integrity that the author speaks
of are truly very significant to others, but what wasn't mentioned,
is the self satisfaction and the feeling of a life worth living that the
giver in turn receives.

I've worked with a group of volunteers for many years now and
we have all come to realize that the biggest difference we have
made has been in our own lives. We may go to bed exhausted,
but we go to bed feeling good about ourselves. We have all
come to realize that small things really do matter and that rich
or poor, life is what we make of it.
 

Christine A (57)
Monday October 27, 2008, 4:14 pm
Thanks you, Hans. Great piece!

Too much selfishness, aggression and materialism in the world. Nothing can match the feeling of knowing you have done your best and have helped a person or animal in distress. Kindness and compassion do not cost anything and make this a better world to live in.

 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday October 27, 2008, 5:46 pm
Thanks , Hans , if we want to live in a better world, we have to start with our selves , show kindness , gratitude , smile etc.
 

Sandra M Z (114)
Monday October 27, 2008, 7:59 pm
Noted, thank you Hans!
 

Janet Hughes (390)
Monday October 27, 2008, 8:20 pm
Noted and commented on Scott's story, too. Thanks,Hans, for the excellent "food for thought!"
 

Judith J (199)
Monday October 27, 2008, 9:23 pm
Thank you so much Hans! I am going to send this on to my friends! Its true, we need to work from the inside out! Its like the picture of that little bewildered kitten with blood on him and walking slowly down a busy sidewalk! He could barely walk! But everyone on the sidewalk just walked around this little dear heart on the busy sidewalk as if he didn't exist! Good lord! Although I would always help a person in need, my passion is animals and children! I hope that doesn't make me any less of a good person! Thank you dear Hans, great article! Noted!
 

Hans L (958)
Monday October 27, 2008, 11:59 pm
Thank you Marian this is realy important to helping others is very selfish i have posted that before in the news....long long stories about why it is egoistic to help people!

I admit that it realy makes you feel good if you can help, even small help that makes people smile can be worth more than a million to some kind of charity that does nothing with the money! Direct help is the best help in the world!

The simple things......make a huge difference! A simple Thank you can make a huge difference....

I think that this realy is excellent food for thought!

And you are all right: if we want to live in a better world, we have to start with our selves , show kindness , gratitude , smile etc.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE lets start with the simple things....

Thank you for being you!
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 12:08 am
Noted with thanks Hans
I never was good at lectures. It seems to go over the same thing over and over, & maybe it's supposed to,,,I started care to help save animals and spread knowledge about certain aspects on animal rights. I'm far from done, I deserve no praise because I feel I'm just doing what I was born to do. I wish I was rich so I could literally do more to save animals, I'm going to have to assume that is also God's plan. I've had to accept that I can only do the best I can do and try not to go insane with all the cruelty in the world.
 

Hans L (958)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 12:11 am
Kathy i know that all the people who read this realy care2! And make a difference any way they can! Kudos to all of you and KUDOS to Scott the author!
 

Kathy W (299)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 12:41 am
All my life I have been a 'caretaker'. I remember being in first grade and we were at recess in school, there was a girl that everyone always picked on. Well this day she was on the 'monkey bars' and kids were throwing rocks at her. I climbed on the 'monkey bars' with her, and was yelling at these kids to stop, and to be nice. They finally did stop, after I got hit a few times with rocks also. And for a time, (reasons I won't go into) my little sisters would call me 'mama'. I was the one always there for them. I was the one they'd always run to when they fell and scraped a knee, etc. I was around 10 years old at that time. It's been that way all of my life. Now that I've grown I do what I can for the animals. I have rescued dogs. I have taken in many, many stray cats. The one's I didn't keep I found homes for, or if they were already to ill to be saved when they showed up at my house, I take them to the humane society to be (hopefully) humanely euthanized. I will do anything I possibly can to help a human, especially a child, or an animal. That is just the way I am, and the way I will stay. As for Care2, well, there is good and bad with everything. But, I am happy to be a member of Care2, and plan on staying around for awhile. I have met some very wonderful, caring people here, and will always be grateful for that.:) So Hans, thank you and thank Scott for writing this story.
 

Sheila D (19)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 3:41 am
Many thanks Hans for sharing!Each day is a special gift and we should continue to bring our awareness to it!
Sheila D.
 

Brenda H (29)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 1:46 pm
I AM SO DAMN MAD RIGHT NOW--I JUST POSTED COMMENT ON STORY:

Urgent Petition!-> George, An Old Dog, Will Be Forced to Go Away in 2 Weeks, Please Help!
http://www.care2.com/news/member/637586370/932245

MY COMMENTS:Monday October 27, 2008, 3:55 pm
PLEASE EVERYONE--FORWARD & CROSS-POST THIS VERY IMPORTANT PETITION--TIME IS SHORT FOR GEORGE AN HIS FAMILY! NOT NEARLY ENOUGH SIGS. YET--WE HAVE NEARLY 10 MILLION MEMBERS--WHERE ARE ALL THE CARING MEMBERS AT??
(ONLY 241 SIGS.!!) IF WE CAN'T GET AT LEAST 1,000 SIGS, FOR THIS OLD DOG--CARE2 HAS LOST IT'S COMPASSION--I ALWAYS SEE THE SAME KIND/LOVING/CARING MEMBERS ON ALL THE STORIES AN PETITIONS--WHERE THE HELL ARE THE REST OF THE MEMBERS???????????????
signature
goal: 1,000

241
signatures!

Tuesday October 28, 2008, 1:24 pm
THIS IS BETTER--BUT NOT NEARLY ENOUGH SIGS:

signature
goal: 1,000

439
signatures!

AND ONE MORE BIATCH BEFORE I GO: WHAT IS UP WITH CARE2????

Most Active Today in Animals:(57-Cloned Cat Glows in the Dark)

AND THIS SO VERY URGENT STORY/PETITION NOT EVEN IN MOST ACTIVE IN ANIMALS!!

79--Urgent Petition!-> George, An Old Dog, Will Be Forced to Go Away in 2 Weeks, Please Help!

SEEMS TO ME CARE2 HAS LOST SIGHT OF WHAT THEY STARTED THIS WONDERFUL SITE FOR IN THE FIRST PLACE--IT'S NOT SO WONDERFUL ANYMORE--SEEMS TO BE ALL ABOUT THE ADVERTS & $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!! WITHOUT US--THERE WOULD BE NO CARE2!!

Tuesday October 28, 2008, 1:30 pm
ALMOST IN A RAGE TODAY OVER THIS NONSENSE!!

FRONT PAGE TODAY:

Secret Love Bugs Sex in the Insect World
 

Hans L (958)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 2:04 pm
Thank you Brenda! You are right....

SEEMS TO ME CARE2 HAS LOST SIGHT OF WHAT THEY STARTED THIS WONDERFUL SITE FOR IN THE FIRST PLACE--IT'S NOT SO WONDERFUL ANYMORE--SEEMS TO BE ALL ABOUT THE ADVERTS & $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!! WITHOUT US--THERE WOULD BE NO CARE2!!

But i dont know how to motivate Randy to reactivate members! If they feel that they cannot make a difference they leave and thats exactly what is happening!

Is Care2 art for art sake?

The news, the petitions, the groups, the slogan 9 Million member making a difference the people who have been making a difference are all gone....to make a real difference
No virtual difference......soon many more compassionate Care2 members will be leaving looking for
a better place to make a difference! A place where you get the answer to your questions!
Its interesting that every day i find great members with thousands of stars who did make a difference back in history but like the green stars that fade out the active members also fade out...
After a few very active weeks smart people, months smart people who care too much, or even years hopeless people who did not check that it is more important to make a real difference than to sign petitions that are never delivered, create news just to create news or note news for a front page without any visitors who care.....
 

Brenda H (29)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 2:33 pm
I SELDOM DO A STORY(95%) WITHOUT A: PETITION--LETTER TO WRITE--PHONE CALLS--CONTACTS--OR SOME TYPE OF ACTION TO TAKE FOR THE ANIMAL'S! I HAVE OVER 600 FRONT PAGE STORIES--THE ONLY THING A "GOLDEN NOTE" MEANS TO ME--MANY MORE PEOPLE WILL SEE THE STORY AND HOPEFULL TAKE ACTION FOR THE ANIMALS! DOING STORIES WITHOUT TRYING TO HELP A CAUSE IS A WASTE OF MY TIME! I SPEND 12/14 HRS. A DAY ON HERE FOR THE ANIMALS--THIS IS THE ONLY SITE I HAVE WORKED ON IN NEARLY 2 YRS. AND IF CARE2 DOESN'T GET BACK TO THE BASICS OF WHAT THEY ARE HERE FOR--I WON'T BE HERE ANOTHER 2! THANK YOU HANS FOR THIS BADLY NEEDED STORY!
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 5:05 pm
Thank you, Hans, so much, for a very important post.
Here's the comment I left on your share:

Tuesday October 28, 2008, 5:02 pm
I doubt that many of us Care2'ers would even be here if we did not care deeply about a few things specifically, and many things in general.
Thank you, Hans, for the kick in the pants I believe many of us needed.
Namaste!,
Tim :-))
 

Maureen S (35)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 7:37 pm
Thanks, Hans, for the article. My feeling has always been that the real "gift" in life is received when we give to others. Believing in a cause (wolves, for instance, my passion) and devoting time and money to it makes a difference in the world. Reaching out to those who don't have as much money, resources, etc. is loving energy that makes a difference. Many people do care here, and many have different priorities for causes. Some highlight the ocean life, others are for wildlife, others for politics, others for vegetarianism, etc. I hope we are all making a difference by signing petitions and voicing our opinion, if only to know that we are not alone and that others do care as much as we do. Hugs.
 

Maureen S (35)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 7:48 pm
Brenda H.: I just did a search (George, dog, petition) and found the George dog petition and signed it. When it goes to the site for the petition, a menu comes on offering a free gift - I had to click it off and then found the "sign the petition." When I clicked the "sign" it didn't do anything. Then I just clicked on the word "petition," and it worked. Maybe some people had problems with it so they didn't sign it. I hope that dog is not taken from its owner.
 

Brenda H (29)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 8:06 pm
THANK YOU MAUREEN AND ALL OTHERS FOR SIGNING THE PETITION:

Let George Stay: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/let-george-stay
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 28, 2008, 9:35 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 29, 2008, 6:32 am
How comes some people care about whales and some people dont?

Join Hayden Panettiere in reaching 1,000,000 signatures on the exclusive Whaleman Foundation petition. The goal is to stop all commercial whaling and lethal scientific research whaling by Japan, Norway, Iceland, and to enforce the current global whaling moratorium. This petition will be taken to the June 2009 meeting of The International Whaling Commission, where the petition will be personally delivered by Hayden.

support Hayden the worlds most beautiful whaledefender! She is Awesome!
 

Hans L (958)
Wednesday October 29, 2008, 6:59 am
Giovanni you are right she realy is the most beautiful whaledefender in the world!

Check this news on Haydens new video for the whales!
 

Carina Eriksson (61)
Thursday October 30, 2008, 12:51 pm
Noted and read article with great thanks, Hans!
 

Meg A (66)
Saturday December 6, 2008, 1:51 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing it Hans!
 
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