Member since January 2008.

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I share my realizations and perspectives within learning how to live life in self-honesty to expand and grow as a person in this world. #IMatter

Marlen Vargas Del Razo

[129] Commonomics: Reclaiming and Growing the Commons

What are the Commons and how can we reclaim and grow them? How can Economic Justice be achieved in times of pervasive privatization? How can democratic and solidarity-based economies be created? What is Postal Banking? How can we contribute to developing the commons in our own... —youtube.com

From Avoidance to Communication - Practical Self-Empowerment

What is at the root of contempt and cynicism? How does someone approach their own avoidant conditioning and vindictive mindset? How can creativity be used to process the self-conditioning that stems from child abuse without necessarily reinforcing it? Join us in our Hangou... —youtube.com

434. Hissy-Fit: Trance-Ending it.

Yesterday I noticed an interesting pattern that I had probably not seen with as much detail as before, simply because there has been a tendency to allow the kind of ‘short fuse’ situations to become a normalcy, especially when walking in the city. So the story goes this way: i... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

433. Humbleness and Consideration

I want to share about a process of living certain words to correct certain traits like being demanding/exigent, controlling, bossy and authoritarian, imposing my views/my ways onto others in an almost dictatorial way. I had not become aware of this until I started walking a re... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

432. Don’t Want To Be Part of Life?

Something interesting happened when I considered writing about exigencies and enforcement, since I can relate to having those aspects coming through me when lacking humbleness and consideration toward others. Today I received a comment to one of my previous blog entries sharin... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

431. Recognizing the Potential in Ourselves

One of the points that came up for me today was the ability to recognize the potential in others and within this, be able to use that awareness of what we see another is able to be and become. I consider this is one of the things that have assisted me in being able to see past... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

430. Recognition

When looking at redefining a word,  an exercise is to see what kind of associations do I have in relation to it, what kind of memories are attached to this word that could prevent me from actually redefining it and living the word in a supportive manner. So this is a work in p... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

[128] The Youth of Social Change

How can young people engage in social activism? How can activism be promoted in schools and governments? What are the benefits and results of young leaders uniting for social change? How can you take the first steps to become a human rights and democracy activist? We will disc... —youtube.com

429. What Relationships Can Be In This World

http://www.google.com/buzz/api/button.js I just remembered how when I was growing up and going through school, I saw the disparity that existed between people. I used to be the one that would always get it ‘all right’ and it truly saddened me to see that others could see thems... —marlenvargasdelrazo.wordpress.com

[127] Wealth and Shared Humanity

What cultural clashes exist when a person from the first world meets life in an underdeveloped country? How is mutual trust affected when there’s money at stake in human relationships? How does wealth inequality separate our humanity? How have money and possessions become part... —youtube.com

[126] Public Banking: Power to the People

What are the principles of Public Banking? How do Public Banks perform in comparison to Private ones? How can money be democratized through Public Banking? How do Public Banks support local economies? Can Public Banks be a stepping stone to providing a Basic Income? Why aren’t... —youtube.com

[125] Homeopathy: Best Kept Healing Secret

What benefits does Homeopathy have as an alternative for healing compared to allopathic medicine? Why hasn’t homeopathy had mainstream acceptance, despite its long historic tradition and verifiable, positive results? How can homeopathy assist the process of change in this worl... —youtube.com

286. Making a Murderer: Proof of a Criminal Justice System

What can we learn about the nature of the justice system in the series ‘Making a Murderer’? What’s the relevance of watching this series and what can we do about it? Let’s discuss about that Making A Murderer – Trailer – Netflix [HD] Suggested: Making a Murderer: Steven Av... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

[124] Debt Violates Human Rights

Why is Debt a Violation of Human Rights? What has happened in Greece following its Debt and the Austerity Measures imposed? Which laws do not align with Human Rights? Why have we continued elevating money and debt on top of human rights? Can Debt be cancelled if it violates Hu... —youtube.com

[123] MLK's Legacy: End Poverty with a Guaranteed Income

Martin Luther King Junior is best known for being a civil rights activist for racial equality. However, the last thing he focused on - right when he was assassinated - was to bring about an economic  answer to millions of people struggling in poverty at the time: a Guaranteed ... —youtube.com

[122] Occupy The Need Act & Student Debt Forgiveness

Is a Monetary Reform possible in the US? What’s the link between The NEED Act and the provision of a Universal Basic Income? How would Student Loan debtors benefit from the enactment of The NEED Act? Who would be responsible for creating Money according to the NEED Act? How wo... —youtube.com

[121] The Extreme Culture of Sports & Entertainment

Is the Culture of Sports and Entertainment Helping or Harming the Betterment of the World? What does the sports culture and industry reflect about our humanity? What kind of abusive practices are not investigated due to deeming them as being only entertainment? What would the ... —youtube.com

285. Considering Equality in Times of Crisis

What is stopping us from actually evolving as species and consider creating solutions that regard each being as having an equal living right to exist in dignity?  An epilogue to our Refugee Crisis hangout: [120] The Refugee Crisis: An Insider Perspective Recommended: The Ref... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

[120] The Refugee Crisis: An Insider Perspective

What’s the actual situation in Germany and Sweden due to mass refugee and immigrants? What kind of facts and stories are not told in mainstream media about the Refugee Crisis? How is the Refugee Crisis impacting these societies and economies? Can the Refugee Crisis be containe... —youtube.com

Desteni Movie Night Hangout - FAST FOOD NATION

Globalization, a big picture discussion in relationship to the specifics showcased in the movie 'Fast Food Nation'.  With specific attention given to Creating Passion within and as the Living of Self-Responsibility Here as a World Solution that is Best for all Life Here. ht... —youtube.com

284. Fast Food Nation: How to Dismantle It?

Discussing the movie that opens the viewers’ eyes to the reality behind your 2 dollar burger: McJobs, immigrants, industrial farming, the lies of marketing and corporatism along with the blind consent of consumers that feed the vicious cycle of an unsustainable and unhealthy F... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

[119] Mental Health in Algeria

What happens to poor people with mental illness in Algeria? What is the cost of treating schizophrenia? Is the Algerian government providing proper healthcare for patients with mental illness? What’s the general state and condition of this North African country at the moment? ... —youtube.com

283. Something Better To Come

What does allowing people to live in a garbage dump say about our humanity? What kind of survival do people endure when having to live in a dump? What can we do to change the lives of people that have sufficient resilience to live in abject poverty and constantly wish for some... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

282. Nazism in Europe: What’s the Solution?

Along with the ‘refugee crisis’, an emergent Nationalism has taken a front row in political factions in Europe aiming at preventing further mass immigration. Will closing borders and fighting refugees and immigrants solve the problem? What will it take to create a solution? Le... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

[118] Self-Sufficiency Project

What was the Self-Sufficiency Project in Canada? How did this program aid single parents to step out of welfare and work regular jobs again? What were the benefits of implementing the SSP? What can we learn from the SSP in relation to work incentives and providing a Living Inc... —youtube.com

The Politics of Self [Episode 6]: The Cost of Christmas

Description: What is the real cost of Christmas and who ends up paying for it? How can each one of us, as consumers, contribute to a fairer world for all? In this live discussion, we will look at the hidden costs of our consumerism and the ways in which this becomes highlighte... —youtube.com

[117] Mutual Aid Networks: Building Community Livelihood

How does an economy work to satisfy basic livelihood within a cooperative? What are Time Banks and Mutual Credit? How does a Sociocracy operate? How is Money administrated in a Mutual Aid Cooperative? How can work and value be redefined when working in collaborative networks? ... —youtube.com

[116] Mass Shootings and Mass Media

What can we learn about mass shootings and the way they are portrayed in the media? Are we better informed or are we seeing only part of a bigger picture? Join us in a round table discussion with Joana Jesus, Joe Kou and Marlen Vargas Del Razo to discuss this and many more que... —youtube.com

281. Zuckerberg’s Billion Giveaway: Disingenuous?

What would you do if you were a billionaire and owned the most popular social media site in the world? Does this World need ‘charities’? What is Zuckerberg is missing out when trying to change the world only with money? Let’s discuss! ·        Facebook creator marks daughter’s... —marlenvargasdelrazo.com

[115] From World Witness to World Changer

What motivates and inspires someone to become an activist? What is the force behind activism? What is the relationship between activism and purpose? Is activism a trait you are born with or a decision you make for yourself? How can you live your creative potential as an activi... —youtube.com