PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD & THE SOLUTIONS WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT
TO HELP OBTAIN “QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL” QUESTION #1 & #2 BACKGROUND:
Featured Experts are given book and web-based platforms to express their views and solutions on important social issues in the world. Endorsed by best-selling authors of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen, each book focuses on 16 problems people face in life, and through scenarios we see the normal ways we deal with these issues — ways that are not always in our best interests.
Featured Experts share what we really need to do to handle the problem, and why we need to make the change. Additionally, their color headshot, achievements, affiliations and social media information are featured in up to 100,000 books as well as 16Things & Planned Acts websites.
Book owners are encouraged to form or attend “One Planet One People” Social Responsibility Workshops where they have discussion sessions based the contents in the book. By attending the workshops people build stronger relationships among the members of the group, and because the books focus on education and action, they help build stronger communities as well.
QUESTION #1a: What do you think is a major problem people face in their lives?___________? (see topics list in the column to your right)
QUESTION #1b: What do you think is the solution to this problem? (i.e., How do people solve this issue?)
QUESTION #1c: Why do people need to solve this?
QUESTION #2a: What do you think is another major problem people face in their lives? (see Topics list)
QUESTION #2b: What do you think is the solution to this problem? (i.e, How do people work to solve this issue?)
QUESTION #2c: Why do people need to solve this?
PLANNED ACTS OF KINDNESS: THE SYSTEM FOR UNITY
QUESTION #3 BACKGROUND:
Planned Acts of Kindness is a global social responsibility platform where people around the world wake up every day, and on their phones, computers and devices, there is a new planned act of kindness that they can do with their friends, family, co-workers and in their community. The goal is to have tens of millions of people doing the same thing on the same day, and unleashing that much powerful, positive energy into world. And because the problems of the world are not going to be solved by governments or corporations alone, but by people around the world working together as one, we bring these people together to work on common causes with a common focus for the health and well-being of people and the planet.
QUESTION #3: How important is it to have this type of global grass roots movement that works to bring so many people to bear on social issues like civility, social responsibility, volunteerism, climate change, pollution, pandemics and war?
PLANNED ACTS OF KINDNESS: THE PAK PLEDGE
QUESTION #4 BACKGROUND:
It seems like the United States has become more polarized on many issues in recent years, and we are moving toward an irreparably divided populace. Planned Acts of Kindness’ works to bring people together through daily Planned Acts of Kindness that everyone can do in order to help people and serve as inspiration to others to motivate them to demonstrate greater empathy and civility.
QUESTION #4: Do you believe daily Planned Acts of Kindness can have an overall impact on how people communicate and behave towards each other?
PLANNED ACTS OF KINDNESS: STOPPING THE TIPPING POINTS
QUESTION #5 BACKGROUND:
The Karma Constitution forms the foundation for Planned Acts of Kindness and seeks to unite people from all walks of life to work to preserve, protect, nurture and grow our global community and the health of our planet as One Planet One People.
QUESTION #5: As an influential leader, what can you do to help spread the message of civility, unity, and social responsibility in conjunction with Planned Acts of Kindness?
QUESTION #6 BACKGROUND:
Kindness is a fundamental core value that can directly relate to a person’s sense of well-being and happiness as well as serving as inspiration to others.
QUESTION #6: Can you share a story about when an act of kindness someone did for you significantly affected your life or, conversely, you did an act of kindness for someone else that positively transformed their life? (If you have a picture or two, please send it as well.)
2020: THE YEAR OF WORLD KINDNESS &
THE ONE BILLION PAK CHALLENGE QUESTION #7 BACKGROUND:
16 Things Kids Can Do and Planned Acts of Kindness are working to establish 2020: The Year of World Kindness and provide books, clubs, courses, workshops, events, games and programs to people around the world in conjunction with other churches, temples, NPOs, NGOs, governments and businesses.
QUESTION #7a: Would you be willing to issue a letter, proclamation or resolution in support of establishing 2020 as The Year of World Kindness? We will then forward it to the president and other world leaders to help get them on-board as well.
QUESTION #7b: We all know how busy you are, so it means a lot when you make your pledge. How many Planned Acts can you pledge to do in 2020?
“ONE PLANET” SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CLUBS”
QUESTION #8 BACKGROUND:
As part of our education and action programs, we are working to establish One Planet One People Social Responsibility Clubs in high schools, colleges, churches/temples and communities around the country and around the world. Club members then work on PAK social responsibility programs in their community.
QUESTION #8: What would be the best way to bring One Planet One People Social Responsibility Clubs into your organization and community?
QUESTION #9 BACKGROUND:
Very often we don’t get the education and opportunities we need to act on important issues that come up during our lives. And when we do take action, very often we don’t get the recognition we deserve for the work we do. To address these problems, Planned Acts of Kindness has an education and action program called “Be The Hero” that recognizes and rewards people based on their level of achievements during a specified time-frame. We set up the activities people do based on the objectives of the organization. Examples are: Civility; Sustainability; Health; Safety; Community Outreach; Volunteerism; Fund-raising.
QUESTION #9: What are some of areas where you feel “Be The Hero” could work to engage, educate and inspire people in your organization to be more involved and successful?
QUESTION #10 BACKGROUND:
16 Things Kids Can Do has Youth & Adult “Learn & Earn” business and marketing programs that allow high-school and college students, unemployed and underemployed adults and veterans, etc. to learn real-world skills while working to help individuals and families within the community. During the three-month training program, trainees can earn income and when they graduate they can have a sustainable, high-earning part-time or full time career within our organization.
QUESTION #10: How can we get “Youth Learn & Earn” programs introduced into your organization, schools and community?
QUESTION #11 BACKGROUND:
With almost 75% of the population not having enough money saved for retirement let alone emergencies, financial literacy and planning is one of the most important life skills not being properly taught at any level in society.
Our organization provides “Custom Benefit Programs” that we can set up for free with schools, churches/temples, non-profits, agencies and businesses that cost the organizations nothing to administer or match, but provide their employees, members, spouses and children with custom benefits to properly build for retirement, fund their children’s education, have necessary asset and health protections for Long Term Care, Chronic Care, dementia, Alzheimer's and disability, and create risk and tax-free income available at any age.
QUESTION #11: With the income inequality gap growing and the cost of everything from a car to a college education to homeownership on the rise, how important is for your congregants to have meaningful financial programs and solutions that can impact and transform their family, their future and future generations to come?
QUESTION #12 BACKGROUND:
16 Things Kids Can Do has developed “Community Partnership Centers” that give ordinary people the opportunity to own and operate a community-based outreach business. Centers will provide workshops, courses, and free assistance on important areas that impact quality of life issues including money management, debt reduction, health and wellness, legal advice, protections, retirement, savings, taxes, and youth and adult work programs.
QUESTION #12: Who can we be in touch to explore establishing a Community Partnership Center with your organization?
QUESTION #13 BACKGROUND:
Because we don’t know everything we ought to know (understatement of the decade) about what we can do to help be of service in these important areas …
QUESTION #13: What else do you think we could or should be doing to increase our outreach and better serve our mission and your community?
QUESTION #14: Finally, when you get a few minutes, could you please complete our on-line Engagement Survey that can help us make the connections we need to be of service to people and communities?