“We’re protecting nature because we recognize that nature is the infrastructure of our communities, and that if we want to meet our obligation as a generation, as a nation, as a civilization–Which is to create communities for our children that provide them with the same opportunities for dignity and enrichment and prosperity and good health as the communities that our parents gave us–We’ve got to start by protecting our environmental infrastructure” ….Robert F. Kennedy
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but not their own facts” Senator D.P. Moynihan
Inspiring places: Okinawa Japan
Highest concentration of centenarians in the world. Okinawans grow vegetables for their livelihood and as gifts to friends and neighbors. Elders gather each day in the afternoon for tea, talk and to support one another. “When you meet somebody you are already brother and sister. We feel we should do no harm to anybody that is the icharibachode spirit.” If a tragedy happens to a family, everyone comes to help.
“Monchu” = one family. Children are referred to as future 100 year olds.