User via Crowdrise
January 08, 2011
BENEFITING: Society for Science & the Public
EVENT DATE: Aug 08, 2011
HOURS PLEDGED: 100,000
"My Purpose is to Enlighten, to reduce Narrow-Mindedness in the World! For ONLY a Wise World can solve its problems!" - JP Fenyo (The Original NYC Free Advice Man/Philosopher).
The purpose of The Little Prince Astronomy Awareness Project is to find a way to get the Private Sector, from Philanthropists to Manufacturers and Publishers, to provide underprivileged children between the age of 6 and 12 free amateur telescopes, basic astronomy books, books about Manned and Unmanned Space Exploration and copies of Antoine De Saint-Exupery's "The Little Prince" (Le Petit Prince par Antoine De Saint-Exupery). Funds would be provided to purchase, collect and distribute these Scientific tools and books to underprivileged children all over the world, especially living in inner-city slums and other poverty- and conflict-ridden locations. Perhaps Edward Norton would accompany me on these distribution trips; which would involve making arrangements with Schools, local government agencies, national governments and other entities. Reason: I am convinced that when children see The BIG Picture they are less likely to become duped into Senseless Violent Conflicts. The Project would also seek to work with former and current Astronauts, Astronomers and other Scientists. (The Project "Logo" picture is a drawing by Antoine De Saint-Exupery and is used here in accordance with FAIR USE and ETHICAL CREDITING. It will be removed if the Saint-Exupery Trust requests it. It is not being used for profit.)
....for we can continue to delude ourselves into thinking that what the world most needs is the basics! SURE! The World does need the BASICS! But without Mass Wisdom there ain't gonna be no BASICS! No decent food, water, soil, air, forests, oceans....NO DECENT LIFE.....NADA, ZERO, zilch! Think about it! What was it that Einstein said (rhetorical question) ???
"One cannot solve problems at the same level of intellect that created them!" - Albert Einstein.
You may very well think: 'But even IF you were right JP; it is not possible to make the whole World Wise! You can take the camel to the river but you cannot force it to drink the water! Wisdom is something one is either born with or will never have. Wisdom cannot be taught; otherwise they would already have done so! '
Well; JUST because something is repeated as a cliche DOES NOT MEAN that IT is true!
To get a better picture watch my video! Go to YouTube and search for INFINITISM Explained.
Thank you for reading this and I hope you will really give IT some thought!
Best, The Original New York City Free Advice Man, JP Fenyo (as written-up in The New Yorker)