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THEM = US
<ul><li>I am  </li></ul><ul><li>Allan Isfan </li></ul><ul><li>and I  WANT   </li></ul><ul><li>to  change  </li></ul><ul><l...
one at a time
Do you see  any borders?
We created imaginary lines  to keep people  OUT  …  or  IN
But kids don’t know the borders are there LET’S NOT TELL THEM
I was born in moved to and live in Romania France Canada
I am not a  musician certainly not an  athlete definitely not an  artist
I try even if  I suck     but I   don’t give up!
I am a proud  engineer
a  co-founder of with my wife (OMG she’s awesome, snagged her in High School when I was 13)
and a co-founder  of
I film, direct & produce the  Nasty  Hockey Show …  for FUN
I  LOVE My  FAMILY
and we  have lot’s of FUN
Life is good but  …
One of my girls  said
after at our house
“ I didn’t know  there was a  WAR   going on?”
Holy crap …!  and it hit  me
We have forgotten  that we live  on  earth!
How can we possibly care about pollution poverty  war
when that stuff  happens to  THEM   and  not   US ?
Hmmm … let’s  explore
You hear about  a  terrible  accident You feel bad …  and get  back  to business
then you find out your daughter’s   best friend
Was on that bus And is very badly  hurt
Now you feel much much worse …  you think about  her, her parents, your daughter, you can’t seem to   think of anything el...
The accident is the same you didn’t change but now You CARE!
WHY?
THEM = US
Empathy  is often characterized as the ability to put oneself into other's people shoes  …   to feel  what they feel
What if our kids had a way  to make  friends
all over the  WORLD
so they could  learn  talk  share play and  teach each other ?
If there was  such a place,  is it  possible  that
that  THEM = US would spread virally like chocolate rain
and this could  …  G  r  a  d  u  a  l  l  y … change the world
because they could  FEEL  the pulse  of our planet through their  friends ?
I think so
and  I’m telling  the whole  WORLD!
If you agree come find me and let’s do it  together
blog:  http://connecttheworld.wordpress.com email:  allan.isfan@gmail.com twitter:  @isfan
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    1. 1. THEM = US
    2. 2. <ul><li>I am </li></ul><ul><li>Allan Isfan </li></ul><ul><li>and I WANT </li></ul><ul><li>to change </li></ul><ul><li>the WORLD </li></ul>
    3. 3. one at a time
    4. 4. Do you see any borders?
    5. 5. We created imaginary lines to keep people OUT … or IN
    6. 6. But kids don’t know the borders are there LET’S NOT TELL THEM
    7. 7. I was born in moved to and live in Romania France Canada
    8. 8. I am not a musician certainly not an athlete definitely not an artist
    9. 9. I try even if I suck  but I don’t give up!
    10. 10. I am a proud engineer
    11. 11. a co-founder of with my wife (OMG she’s awesome, snagged her in High School when I was 13)
    12. 12. and a co-founder of
    13. 13. I film, direct & produce the Nasty Hockey Show … for FUN
    14. 14. I LOVE My FAMILY
    15. 15. and we have lot’s of FUN
    16. 16. Life is good but …
    17. 17. One of my girls said
    18. 18. after at our house
    19. 19. “ I didn’t know there was a WAR going on?”
    20. 20. Holy crap …! and it hit me
    21. 21. We have forgotten that we live on earth!
    22. 22. How can we possibly care about pollution poverty war
    23. 23. when that stuff happens to THEM and not US ?
    24. 24. Hmmm … let’s explore
    25. 25. You hear about a terrible accident You feel bad … and get back to business
    26. 26. then you find out your daughter’s best friend
    27. 27. Was on that bus And is very badly hurt
    28. 28. Now you feel much much worse … you think about her, her parents, your daughter, you can’t seem to think of anything else
    29. 29. The accident is the same you didn’t change but now You CARE!
    30. 30. WHY?
    31. 31. THEM = US
    32. 32. Empathy is often characterized as the ability to put oneself into other's people shoes … to feel what they feel
    33. 33. What if our kids had a way to make friends
    34. 34. all over the WORLD
    35. 35. so they could learn talk share play and teach each other ?
    36. 36. If there was such a place, is it possible that
    37. 37. that THEM = US would spread virally like chocolate rain
    38. 38. and this could … G r a d u a l l y … change the world
    39. 39. because they could FEEL the pulse of our planet through their friends ?
    40. 40. I think so
    41. 41. and I’m telling the whole WORLD!
    42. 42. If you agree come find me and let’s do it together
    43. 43. blog: http://connecttheworld.wordpress.com email: allan.isfan@gmail.com twitter: @isfan
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