The most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report. Sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:
- the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
- the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.”
Having said that, i pose this question to you. What are you doing for this generation and the next generation?
We are in this planet for a reason and season. We all have within us and around us such a great potential that lies untapped. There are two avenues that you can direct your efforts in : reducing poverty and illiteracy. The two areas form part of the enemies of a good environment.
Don’t rob the next generation of your contribution to the destiny of mankind. Do something about it in your neighborhood, country and the world will be a better place. Mother Teresa words are very important even today. Waiting for a leader to show you the way?
Don’t. Stand up, make your own way. Your path will open up for you. It is ok to do things a lone, you do not need to wait for someone to follow or for others to walk along the path with you. Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.
Take the leadership role and let others follow you.