Views from around the universe


Views from around the universe is a collection of thoughts, definitions, stories and testimonials from the planets of the universe. Except planet Earth — so far.

Our best thinkers have urged us to share some of our insights with planet Earth so that we might not be complicit in the downward trends of this planet.

Therefore we chose a number of digital presentations (called websites on planet Earth) to share our findings.

All names and origins of our writers have been omitted to ensure unbiased reading. The names can be found in the great ledger of the universe, a copy of which is available on all planets. Except on planet Earth. You know why.

Shared entries, so far:

last updated: 11 March 2023


business, doing

Views from around the universe

doing business = a way of providing goods

doing business = a way of providing what is needed

doing business = a way of exchanging good


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charity = a facilitator of dysfunctional governments

charity = a way to make money while appearing to be generous

charity = a good way to ensure that no one will demand substantial change


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consequences = On planet Earth many seem to believe that consequences are always for others.

consequences = Much progress could be achieved by humanity if they scrutinised all their practices to find out what the consequences of their actions are. What are the consequences if the air is polluted? What are the consequences if the land is poisoned by the debris of war? What are the consequences if resources are sold into the hands of a few individuals? What are the consequences of producing rubbish? The list of unheeded consequences is painfully long on planet Earth.

consequences = Humans tend to be so afraid of failure that they have made it a custom not to ask which consequences their actions might have.


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foundations = Not easy to pinpoint. Some seem to do good work. Others seem to provide a framework or maybe even an excuse for lavish festivities.

foundations = I agree with other writers. Foundations on planet Earth can be quite ambiguous. What I noticed is that they tend to attract self-righteous people and in some cases the staff develop an unfortunate superiority complex.

foundations = Foundations of what? I always wonder. And then I think, yes, these could be organisations who build and nurture a foundation for a healthy global society and an intact ecosystem.


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freedom = On planet Earth freedom often means that a stronger party has the freedom to tell the weaker party how it should act.

freedom = What only few humans have discovered so far is that freedom, true freedom, accepts boundaries. Freedom is never a legitimisation to exploit or disrespect or oppress others.

freedom = On our planet we went on a long journey to discover what freedom is, for us, for our fellow citizens, for our planet. This journey is worthwhile taking. We will say no more because this kind of journey comes without a rulebook.


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investments = Strangely earthlings invest in order to find a higher number on their balance sheet. They seem to have little interest in investing in the survival of their kind, which would make so much more sense.

investments = On our planet an investment means that we entrust a promising member or group of our community with using their skills and resources to create something we need and want. On planet Earth investments seem to have been reduced to a numbers games that rarely creates anything, and often destroys.

investments = For the members of our society investment starts with the individual. We invest in our health by taking care of ourselves. We invest in our communities by communicating with each other and ensuring that what we add fits our needs and wishes. We invest in our future by exploring and protecting the planet we call our home. We invest in our happiness by making sure that we have ample opportunity to mix and mingle, to dance and feast. We invest in our lives by making sure to find out what our skills and passions are so that our contributions might yield the greatest benefit. We rarely invest in money schemes. We discovered that we are, like Earth humans, prone to gambling habits which might increase the amount of gold but which had too many negative effects on us. However, we heard about an approach on planet (…) we might test. Apparently the people of planet (…) work with profit and price corridors, and a mix of trading and pausing periods. This seems to allow for investments which have positive effects while avoiding most of the negative effects.


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laws = What puzzles us about humans is that they have a tendency to follow laws which are decades and even centuries old. How can the lawmakers from far beyond the grave have known which laws are needed today?

laws = Humans really are strange. On the one hand they have this great desire, thirst even, for freedom. On the other hand, they bury themselves in mountains of laws, many of which are outdated and unfit for purpose — and worse, many of which can be circumvented. The best advice we can give humanity is to start from scratch, keep laws simple and avoid all loopholes.

laws = Ah, laws. Humans and their need for law and order. Why? What is it that makes laws necessary? Isn’t it better to negotiate with one another what should guide the members of a community? But then, many Earth humans have forsaken the tribe, the group, the entity that evolves together.

laws = Laws replace the need to think and decide what the decent action might be in any given situation — or so it would seem if you watch humans.


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philanthropy = What surprises me is that the love of every human isn’t a natural state of mind in every human. After all the human is quite amazing. What surprises me more is that philanthropy is treated as a remarkable, honourable characteristic, reserved for a few (mostly rich) individuals. And to add a third surprise, philanthropy seems to regard most humans as pitiable creatures instead of celebrating every human. After all, the human is quite amazing, and I don’t mind repeating it.

philanthropy = Good work is being done by those who have been labelled philanthropists. And despite all critique, if more earthlings joined in the efforts to make their planet a planet where every creature is treated with respect, then much could be gained and the worst effects of neglect in the past centuries could be tackled.

philanthropy = Some say it has been invented because rich people got bored. Others say that without philanthropy planet Earth would already be in ruins. I think, it would help the Earth humans to learn to love themselves.

Views from around the universe, links

Now that we have started to share our experiences, thoughts and insights with planet Earth, we quite enjoy the task and will continue to add contributions.

We have chosen a number of digital presentations (websites) to make a selection of our work available.

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The first views from around the universe we ever shared are published on the easy town ideas website.

By now this website offers a wide range of contributions from Aktionismus and angst to youth and zebra.

More entries from around the universe can be found on the websites listed below.

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Insights and comments on the art of covering the body, fashion, and more.

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The Hub

Comments on the art of communication, and more.

book stations

book stations

Stories and observations for the reading corner.

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towns and cities international

Comments on towns and cities, and more.

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we need to talk about sex

Stories and testimonials regarding the human sexuality, and related subjects.

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Comments on the worlds of doing business, charity and the like.




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We are pleased to announce that the author Charlie Alice Raya has agreed to be available for readings. For more information see the easy town ideas website. There you will also find everything about pre-ordering the first edition of Views from around the universe, and about donations, both of which will ensure that we can continue with our work.

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