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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If one is satisfied with things, one doesn't complain about the downsides that exist, either.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“According to the Christian faith, we in the Western countries have a strong perception that we are the masters of creation. Consequently, we are entitled to use nature for our own purposes. When we do so, the equilibrium between original people and nature is upset. People are alienated from nature and are no longer part of it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“That thing that is sometimes called the responsibility of intellectuals is the responsibility of every decent person.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Society is becoming less and less transparent. People no longer know where decisions that substantially affect their lives are taken, nor by whom, nor how.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Transnational, gigantic industrial companies no longer operate within political systems, but rather above them.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To a growing degree, it is not governments, but rather quite different forces that decide the fate of humankind.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I am a provocative pessimist and my point of departure is that politicians and decision-makers must be made to give serious consideration to the consequences of development and make a real effort to change the direction of certain trends. In that case, we may be able to avoid a truly disastrous outcome for ourselves.”

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