Imagine a global citizen #1004theworld

Inspired by #1004theworld

John Lennon died in 1980.  Distraught, my English teacher, had us listen to “Imagine” in class and reflect on its meaning.  I was 12 years old, in 7th grade, and very naive:The Olympics were coming up–how could we have the Olympics without countries?

35 years later, I get it: Imagine a world of caring people living in peace.

Imagine II

It’s not really that simple, but it starts with imagination.  Imagination which inspires action.  Reaching out to help others, across boundaries, through digital and face-to-face means, spreading kindness.

It’s time to make a change.  What will you do?

Credits: “Imagine” by John Lennon, 1971.  Thank you  Thank you for the cool image.



5 thoughts on “Imagine a global citizen #1004theworld

  1. Hi Ms. Koch,
    Actually your post did make me imagine something: Imagine if the olympics were not a country against another country, but what if we had teams mixed together? Would that remind us that really, we are all members of the exact same team?

    What if we reimagined ‘International Day’ as an ‘Interstellar Day,’ and we looked instead at the common issues facing our planet, and thought about how we could think global and act local?

    Thanks for this post. If you haven’t seen what Global Oneness Project does, check them out, very powerful stories to be found there:

    Thank you,
    Ms. Friedman


    1. ” Imagine if the olympics were not a country against another country, but what if we had teams mixed together?” That’s exactly what I wrote about back then. 😀


    2. Hi Ms. Koch,
      Visual communication is becoming increasingly more important on and offline and I think that to improve yours on this post you could add something colourful to add to your powerful message. The tone of your post is quite emotional and I feel that some use of colour could only add to it. Your blogpost is quite memorable and will help push our thinking about global citizenship further by raising awareness through relatable stories. Using John Lennon will hopefully draw in unsuspecting readers and allow them to find something wonderful that they may not have expected to today. I think that the song “Amazing day” by Coldplay is the perfect song to help Hugh Evans in further explaining global citizenship. Not only does it convey a powerful message but it was debuted at the global citizen festival and is therefor easy to relate to. It relates to the problems happening all around us and goes on to show us that we can change. You have a lovely title that really captured my attention from the beginning.
      Thank you for sharing,


      1. Dear Makala,

        Thank you for reading my blog post and thank you for your comments. I like that you found an emotional tone–I didn’t realize it was there, but I suppose the whole concept is an emotional one. Thank you, too, for your suggestion of adding color to this post to help bring out appropriate emotions. I’m new to this blogging thing, so I can use all the help I can get.

        Kindest regards,
        Mrs. Koch


  2. Another lovely Post Val imagination is truly a gift. I can’t listen to this song without thinking about the film The Killing Fields set in Cambodia during Pol Pot. I think that your last statement is important as imagination on it’s own can lead to all kinds of crazy (some great some horrid). However, imagination with kindness and empathy will always be positive. As you have these qualities in abundance then I think you should keep imaging and who knows where you will end up.


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