Hommage to Louis Armstrong

For the previous 15 years, I’ve been residing in Lausanne, Switzerland, the place the Worldwide Olympic Committee is headquartered, and the place the writer (most well-known for a lot of elegant congresses) and controversial "provocative" Han Suy lived earlier than she handed away on November 2nd this yr, together with That can be the place the world well-known IMD enterprise faculty is positioned the place I’ve been working.I really like this world and if you find yourself in love with the world Lausanne just isn’t a foul place to

It’s by the Leman Lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, with probably the most blue sky, no air pollution and the disturbing colours of nature within the metropolis in addition to the encircling space. My residence is about 15 minutes & # 39; IMD I usually go away and perhaps journey 75% of my time, however once I'm right here I at all times go to work and stroll within the backyard, hear fu glaze, see the squirrel, generally, whether it is notably early, fox or two, relying on the season, however at all times attractive. I come to my workplace and buzzing Louis Armstrong & # 39; s What a Fantastic World!

So far as I can bear in mind, I’ve at all times cherished the world. However not solely the flowers, the lakes, the bushes and the hills, and never solely the birds, squirrels and deer, but additionally the women and men – or at the least a lot of them, the vastly numerous language, tradition, historical past, literature, portray, music, panorama, structure, food and drinks and so forth. After all there may be a lot evil on this world, it’s the misery that should be fought; it's stuffed with junk; however, mixed, what a beautiful world certainly.

Hazard to the Fantastic World

However the world is in nice hazard of shedding its class, self-image and variety. Lastly, range, I refer not solely to biodiversity, but additionally to cultural range and, certainly, cultural id. The world has by no means been so interconnected and so open. However as a trainer, I’m continually struck by how little individuals actually know or should not nearly different international locations, however even their very own!

Illustration: Just a few days in the past I took a flight from Dhaka to Istanbul. Simply earlier than departure got here the announcement that the audio and video system was not working, due to this fact there was no "leisure". Enterprise hours have been full. With only a few exceptions (I used to be one), after they weren’t asleep, the passengers spent 9 hours flying and staring into the void. They’d no books with them, nothing to learn, nothing to study, nothing to impress. They’re touring bodily however not intellectually.

In his genius e book The writer collapsed Jared Diamond has proven how communities can commit ecclesiastics and truly commit eccentrics. It’s a nice risk to this glorious world. One other main risk is the destruction of civilization on account of extreme materialism and curiosity.

Supply by Barbara Meynert

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