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“More than just economic prosperity”—A New way to look at the Creator Economy

“How can there be peace in the world if we don’t understand each other, and how can we understand each other if we don’t know each other?”. Perhaps I don’t need to write more on this article. This simple sentence is full of wisdom and has a deep meaning that reflects our world’s predicament today. That sentence was told by Noble Peace Prize Winner Lester B. Pearson in 1957.

This fact is stunningly surprising for two reasons. Firstly, that humanity and humans were blessed with such fine minds and thinkers since 1957 and we had already been pointed out the importance of understanding and knowing each other. Second, according to Britannica, we have still astonishingly fought 15 wars since 1957. This excludes the inundated number of times the world has witnessed ideological misunderstandings leading us up until today.

Ask yourself right now, do you think we live in a world where we know and understand each other? Sure, we have come a long way, but I am guessing your answer is still no. If it’s a yes do tell.

The missing and most misused piece of the puzzle

Before the advent of the internet, only well-educated people, high-income earners, and people with a genuine interest in knowing about various countries, cultures would read books, maintain pen friends and or speak to the very few ex-pats in their respective countries, if any. This led to a very small percentage of people understanding each other across the world.

Back then people believed what the local media, the government would show about different countries and cultures and opinions were streamlined and largely unanimous. I want to ask you a question at this stage of the article, do you think we understood each other better before the dawn of the internet? Think about it for a few minutes.