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Monday, November 07, 2005


[GMW #812] Individual, Couple & Family Initiatives For A Better Environment

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[GMW #812] Individual, Couple & Family Initiatives For A Better Environment
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~ Idea 4191 ~

Many works for peace and a better environment are the result of individual, personal initiatives.

Cases of common work and initiatives by couples are also increasing in the world.

More initiatives could be taken by families.

This could be a great contribution to peace and to a well-preserved Earth. I wonder if during the United Nations International Year of the Family this was dealt with as a subject of substantial promise.

Daily Idea Dream Topics: Peace, Idea Dreams 6001-6500, Ending War,
Planet Of Hope, Religion & Spirituality

Robert's Golden Sayings
What the world needs most is a profound, avant-garde commitment for life and for the Earth. They should be on the pedestal of our concerns. The next century should be declared the Century of Life and of the Earth. It should open with a World Year of Life and of the Earth.

My Testament to the UN
-A Contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, 1995, Chapter 6

If only all of the people on this planet could decide to do something for a better world. Most people give up and consider the world hopeless. As a result, it becomes hopeless.

Robert's records and books not harmed by Friday morning fire

Local News

Fire spares records, author's books



A fire on Friday morning came close to destroying records and archives belonging to a former United Nations assistant secretary-general.

The records and 3,000 recently shipped editions of Robert Muller's book "Most of All They Taught Me Happiness," were spared in the garage fire at his Goleta home in the 7400 block of Evergreen Drive.

"Not a single (book) was touched," said Mr. Muller, 82. "My whole life has always been very complicated but very miraculous."

The author of 14 books, Mr. Muller worked for the U.N. for 38 years and helped coordinate the work of 32 specialized U.N. agencies and world programs. He received the Albert Schweitzer International Prize for Humanities in 1993 and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize numerous times.

Mr. Muller's detailed notes of his meetings with world leaders, as well as telegrams and letters dating back 40 years, are in three-ring binders neatly stacked on shelves several feet from where the blaze started. Many of his books are still in the boxes they arrived in three weeks ago.

The fire did destroy a wall, part of the roof, several pieces of art and various household items.

Barbara Gaughen Muller, Mr. Muller's wife, said that an hour before the fire was discovered, she smelled a burning odor coming from the garage but couldn't find its source.

They were preparing breakfast when Ms. Muller noticed smoke coming from the garage and went in to investigate. She said a common wall between the home and the garage was engulfed in flames.

"I'm a fireman's daughter. I knew it was an electrical fire, so I smothered it," she said.

Firefighters arrived shortly after Ms. Muller discovered the fire and had it out in 25 minutes.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department officials say the blaze was sparked by an electrical short in a wire attached to an automatic sprinkler timer.

"It was hidden behind some toilet paper," said Ms. Muller.

Two smoke alarms in the home had been disconnected a few weeks earlier because they kept going off during a dinner party. If the fire had occurred while the Mullers were sleeping, they might not have survived the blaze, fire officials said.

Mr. Muller, a French Resistance fighter who survived a Nazi prison camp, said he doesn't take his luck lightly.

"It's incredible," he said.



Robert Muller plays Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" on his harmonica after a garage fire in his Goleta home Friday was extinguished before it destroyed archives from his years with the United Nations.


Most of All, They Taught Me Happiness
by Dr. Robert Muller

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In praise of Most of All, They Taught Me Happiness: "Robert Muller's extraordinary vision, courage and ebullience can't help but engender hope in anyone who hears or reads his words. How, you might wonder, can a man who, as an Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, was within the circles of power in the last half of the bloody 20th century have so much enthusiasm for human possibilities? Somehow he manages to see half full glasses as full glasses in the making. He has inspired my life as I read this book and allow him to do the same for you."
-Vicki Robin, co-author Your Money or Your Life, founder Conversation Cafes.

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