With the coming of the New Year, I wish to express some of my thoughts, as each coming year signifies the beginning of new endeavors.
The year 2008 endowed mankind economic, social, and educational tribulations, significant offenses caused by the abuse of political power, and the mistreatment of our natural environment.
The need for change, a greater respect for humanity and nature, for social justice, educational equality, and peace was expressed worldwide, either by peaceful means or by social unrest.
At the threshold of the third millennium, knowledge, technology, understanding and wisdom for positive change do exist without a doubt. Humanity is ready to set the human being as the measure of all things, as recommended by the ancient Greek philosophical thought. Yet we must set priorities in favor of the common good.
We should not forget that we are all parts of the Whole (Εν το Παν), and therefore we have an effect on, contribute to, and are affected by the Whole. Each of us shares in the responsibility and its outcome.
For 2009, let us all work towards the common good instead of the self-serving, let us labor to conquer fear and replace it with love! May our endeavors be constructive, let us be more cooperative with each other and replace conflict, intolerance and negativity with peaceful negotiations!
Let us put these values of selfless contributions to Society and Humanity.
With these thoughts, I wish you all Health, Love, Peace and Productivity.
Happy New Year!
S.A.E. U.S.A. Coordinator