What should we be asking ourselves?

Question: What should we be asking ourselves? 

Robert Hormats: The question people should be asking themselves is, “What am I doing to ensure that the world I leave behind, the country I leave behind, the society I leave behind, is better than the one I found? How can I ensure that people who are coming after me have the same or better opportunities than I did? How can I demonstrate by the way I live my life that I have respect for the views of others, and I am willing to listen to others, and I have the integrity to accept good ideas from others even if their ideas didn’t conform to my preconceived notions?”

Those are the kinds of things people should be asking themselves about the way they live their lives. 

If you are willing to live your life in a way so that when people look back on your life; or you look back on it yourself, you can say, “I did the best I could do to leave the world, or society, or my country better than I found it.”


Recorded On: July 25, 2007

How do I make the world a better place?

Scientists claim the Bible is written in code that predicts future events

The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.

Michael Drosnin
Surprising Science
  • Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
  • The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
  • Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
Keep reading Show less

Juice is terrible for children. Why do we keep giving it to them?

A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.

Pixabay user Stocksnap

Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you. 

Keep reading Show less

Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

(Eugene Sim/Shutterstock)
Surprising Science
  • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
Keep reading Show less