Are you ripe?

 

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First and foremost, I’d like to wish my American friends a happy 4th of July!!

Unfortunately, I’ve read many posts this morning from men and women who aren’t in the mood for the loud and very flambloyant celebrations that usually come with Independance Day. I couldn’t blame them, after all that’s been happening all around their country recently.

At the same time, I have a warm thought for the people of Denmark. Yesterday, they had a mass shooting in a shopping mall in Copenhagen, and although three dead people might not seem like a big deal, it is for a country that is normally so peaceful. The last mass shooting dated back to 2015… Seven years ago!

I felt sorry, but something happened, that I didn’t expect.

Instead of the helpless feeling that usually lingers for days, these news gave me a kick in the butt.

I have to use them as some kind of fuel.

But what does it have to do with me being ”ripe”? – You might wonder… And we’re getting there.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Is the WWW a crazy project? Definately. Is it going to take time before it becomes something significant? A lot. But all success stories start as a dream that requires time and dedication at Day 1.

I believe in it.

I close my eyes, and I can see it happening. I don’t know when, and I certainly don’t know how we’ll get there. But I believe that we will.

I believe in you.

I believe there’s enough silent, kindhearted people out there, to make this happen. And I will knock at as many doors as I can to turn this flap of a buttefly’s wing turn into a tsunami.

If this speaks to you… If you want to make a difference in this world too. We need you.

If you think it is interesting, but that it’s probably bound to fail, and you don’t want to get involved, that’s absolutely fine. Maybe next year, you’ll hear about the WWW again, and decide to join in, and you’ll be most welcome.

If you think that it is a ridiculous project, that’s ok too. We all choose our own battles, and that’s a personal thing that should be respected. 

Because sometimes, people are like fruit.

You can’t force an apple to become ripe before its time.

I am not saying this, meaning that people that don’t feel like joining the WWW just now are less kind, or important. But as I have started talking about it to the people close to me, it is just normal that some of them won’t be interested. And the same will happen to you too, if you get involved.

There’s no need to try to convince people to be part of this. It would be energy lost that we can put into reaching out to more people, hoping that some of them will naturally hop in the train.

Tonight, I’ll start trying to get in touch with public personalities I feel already promote the kind of values that the WWW carries. In the days to come, I’ll start the list of the people I’ve reached out to, and eventually, one of the people who answered back.

If you have names to offer, let me know in the comments.

I hope we can get some support, a little exposure, and if we are lucky, some good advices.

If I don’t ask, I won’t know… Right?

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If you want more information about the WWW, click here.

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