NATO - HIGHEST DEGREE OF HUMANITY
NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It was created four years after the bloodiest war in history by the United States, Canada and several Western European countries for security against the Soviet Union. NATO is an alliance that consists of 28 independent member countries to protect each other from aggression and maintain peace. "One for all, all for one" is a central principal of the NATO alliance.
Recently there have been indications of a threat in Europe. Listening to the NATO Secretary General at the NATO summit on July 8th brought tears of appreciation to my eyes. It is a European problem, one would argue. But think hard! Even if we ignore that US is a member of NATO since its birth, we cannot ignore that this country exists because of Europeans. Their sacrifice and dedication to build a better future for their children and grandchildren are all around us. Many of them are your ancestors, which include most of America's presidents. Your roots are in Europe. Thus turning your back on Europe means turning your back on your own roots and history. Let me remind you of one of the President Roosevelt's most profound thoughts: "Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
Have you ever thought of what would have have happened to America if there was a selfish president during the Second World War? America was lucky to have such a great political leader who had a big heart and enough courage to stand against a tyrant who thought too big.
"Think big" are two powerful and encouraging words that mostly relate to the materialistic mind. It is true that big thoughts can lead to progress and prosperity, and who doesn't prefer Bugatti Veyron to beat up Ford? But thinking big can also lead to selfishness and possessiveness. It can even turn into delusion and cause great material loss as well as a great loss of human life. However, if you "think big" in the materialistic term, think as well of peace and being there for others. For it's true: "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." -- Sir Winston Churchill.