Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. - Albert Einstein
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. - Howard Zinn
Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life with reverence in order to give it true value. — Albert Schweitzer
The Starving Boy and The Missionary
In 1980, Mike Wells took this powerful photograph of a missionary holding the hand of a starving Ugandan boy. Uganda is counted among the poorest countries in the world. It is the second most populous land-locked country in the world. In 1980, a famine struck the Karamoja region, it was so severe that 21% population of the region died. Mike Wells won the World Press Photograph of the Year award for this image.
Lighthouse In The Storm
Photographer Jean Guichard was out to get shots of this picturesque lighthouse in the storm when he captured the lighthouse keeper as well in a photo that became famous round the world. The man in the doorway is dwarfed by the wave crashing onto this lighthouse. It was the lighthouse keeper who got the shock of his life waiting for a rescue helicopter during a fierce storm in 1989. The light house is in La Jument in Brittany, France.
Resting On a Narrow Ledge
Alex Honnold can be seen hanging out on a narrow ledge, free-soloing the 2,000-foot northwest face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Honnold is an American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of huge walls. He has broken a number of speed records, most notably for the only known solo climb of the Yosemite Triple crown, an 18 hour 50 minute link up of Mount Watkins, The Nose, and the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome. In 2010, Honnold was awarded the “Golden Piton” for his climbing achievements.
Jesse Owens Accepting a Gold Medal
Jesse Owens accepting Olympic gold in Nazi Germany, 1936. Adolf Hitler was said to have walked out of the stadium after his “superior Aryan” runners lost to an “inferior” black person. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, African American track star Jesse Owens took his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4×100-meter relay. With their strong showing in track-and-field, Jesse Owens and other African American athletes struck a propaganda blow against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, who planned to use the Berlin Games as a showcase of supposed Aryan superiority.