Projects: International Understanding and Tolerance
We are deeply convinced that the best projects of international understanding and tolerance are those in which one does not recognize that they are projects. This may sound a bit theoretical, but what does it mean in practice? Nothing else than that the idea of international understanding, appreciation, respect and tolerance are central components of all KS-plus projects. Instead of pointing this out demonstratively, we find lived practice in the individual projects much more effective. In this way we can avoid a feeling of paternalism that is otherwise so common. Nobody wants such a feeling if you are honest. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter whether it is intentionally conveyed as a characteristic of perceived superiority or whether it results unintentionally from well-intentioned helpfulness.
A new Story of the People
A remarkable compilation on this topic from sustainablehuman.tv (external link):
If projects of international understanding and tolerance are to be successful, you have to be patient yourself. Those who do not have them will learn them – or look for another field of activity. Unfortunately, “well meant” is not always “well done”. It would be a pity if all efforts did not bear fruit because of this supposed trifle. The result would be frustration, averting – a real disservice for mankind. Therefore a flaming plea for international understanding and tolerance. Yes, please, as much as possible ! Not as an end in itself, but integrated into daily life, as an attitude towards life. The effort is worth it.