We share this planet with seven billion others. What is our relationship with them? Are we a single unity? Do we belong to one of many tribal divisions? Are we individuals in a planet full of individuality? There is, of course, no single answer to these fundamental questions. Our sense of identity and diversity depends on context. But the way we conceive of our place among the people of the world has profound social, environmental, political, and ethical implications. The GoodPlanet Foundation asked people from all over the world a series of standard questions about the things they value. The survey examines their hopes, dreams, fears, and grounding principles. In bearing witness to the answers, the project allows us to explore the depth of our human commonality against the superficial visual and linguistic signs of difference. These sound-bites provide points of connection between ourselves and others.

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  • sandra

    celebrate individuality...

  • Barbara

    Love is all there is. Thank you for laughing with me.

  • Jennie

    I loved seeing the many faces and hearing the words of all these positive beautiful people! I love the differences in life, I celebrate and learn from them, but in so many ways we are alike! We are alike in our hopes and dreams for the world.

  • John

    7 million role plays--- daily adding thousands more aspirational dreamers -- with the needed support from the already beyond available resources of the planet... The arrogance of humanity! that we believe our entitlement exceeds the rights of other species to surrender their habitat and food resources to our insatable greed.

  • antoinette

    What inspired you about this video? I live life to its fullest and endeavor to bring joy and happiness to myself and others around the world.

  • Muhammad ABRAR Qureshi

    We all humanbeing have the same instinct - hunger for a true and everlasting faithful friendship - full of love and respect. Although, this kind of commodity is very rare product in the present materialistic world, yet one should not give up and instead keep on searching for it. If found should protect it as a precious jewel.

  • Abhay K

    I am so happy to see this video. Kudos to GoodPlanet Foundation for this pioneering initiative. Our nations have national anthems but not our planet. I wonder if you got a chance to watch the Earth Anthem which I have written and produced with great effort- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kQz8jxJLNOA Please share to help our planet get an anthem. Thanks

  • Daniel Geery

    The commonality of our species is a sacred, beautiful, and inspirational "tidbit" that could solve world problems overnight. We but need to recognize it, accept it, embrace it. We are the same species with the same fate, no matter what "expert" may claim otherwise. The military is a truly major problem, but I believe Mark Twain had the answer [paraphrased]: My main objection to the military is that I like to get to know people before I want to kill them--who amongst us can't relate to this? But if you truly get to know somebody, and to understand them, you will feel much less like killing them.

  • akin

    I believe that the owner and the author of the planet where 7 billion people occupy has distributed all that we need with differs knowledge of utilizing them so there must be international comparative advantages and total freedom of life

  • Moshe

    The commonality of love and joy and caring expressed across cultures.

  • Santosh

    Only oneness.all are the children of GOD.

  • Kaya Skye

    I have read that all humans share 99.9% of our DNA; that we are all one family of only 2,500 generations. I see the love in this beautiful family of 7 billion. Thank you!

  • Steve

    No matter who it was or where they were from we share the same human feelings, needs, desires, fears... A wonderful way for people to share themselves and express their love for their beautiful, diverse human family.

  • Margot

    I laughed and fell in love with each person. Thanks! How lucky we are to be alive at all on this amazing, miraculous planet as we spin through the universe! We have a chance take care of each other and the diversity alive here. Climate change is happening now, yet some people don't have the opportunity to recognize the problem, and this re-inspired my wish to take action. Plus, chances for random acts of kindness abound: a smile to a stranger, a dollar, meal, or sigh together over the sunset, all loving gestures, bring hope, peace, interconnection.

  • Brian

    Thanks Guys...this video was like punctuation on the Earth experience...all the special faces, one Planet...we're figuring it out...we're seeing the World as 1 and not as separate crowd psychologies struggling to understand...one goal of peace...we can feed, shelter and inspire every single living soul....Hug yourself...your truly never alone this time around....peace..be encouraged...1

  • JJO

    I look at all the different areas of each of us an realize even the many different desires we are sill the same in spirit& have very similar desired for this world; WE ARE ALL MADE BY GOD BECAUSE HE DESIRED US TO HAVE DIFFERENT WANTS & DESIRES; Pray that Jesus will come soon & help us learn of his great Love. We must love others first.

  • Iain

    The whole video touched and inspired me but two people - and what they said - touched me in particular. There was a woman who may have been from a South American country who said that if people change the world will will change - but you have to start by changing yourself; otherwise the world will stay the same. And then there was the woman who asked if the listener had told anyone that they loved them yet today - and then said that if you hadn't you should do so right away. I cried at that.

  • Thom

    The Human Spirit is alive and well in the true citizens of this planet. I hope all politicians see this and take note that these are the very people who give them heir 'leadership' status and their exorbitant paycheques. Let's spend our PUBLIC DOLLARS to the benefit of true democratic civilization. I salute all of you and wish all of you the freedom to live peaceful, happy, and prosperous lives. Namaste.

  • Danny white

    I left my heart in San Francisco .

  • Jodi

    People. People just like me inspired me to watch this video. Other human beings, 7 billion others, with dreams, joys, sorrows, love, friendship and trials inspired me to watch. I'm so glad I did. It really made me feel more a part of US. And at the end, the laughter was so infectious. It didn't matter why. It just was, and I found myself laughing too. Thank you for this project. It made a great difference in my day today:)

  • Roger

    Until we make the choice that we are all interconnected or in a state as Thich Nhat Hanh calls it, INTERBEING, we will continue to struggle separately while the planet dies around us.

  • Miltlev

    We are all passengers on this spaceship Earth. We need to all get along and strive for peace as we make this journey together.

  • Tony Scimeca

    To the Peoples of the World: The Great Peace towards which people of good will throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at long last within the reach of the nations. For the first time in history it is possible for everyone to view the entire planet, with all its myriad diversified peoples, in one perspective. World peace is not only possible but inevitable. It is the next stage in the evolution of this planet—in the words of one great thinker, “the planetization of mankind”. Whether peace is to be reached only after unimaginable horrors precipitated by humanity’s stubborn clinging to old patterns of behaviour, or is to be embraced now by an act of consultative will, is the choice before all who inhabit the earth. At this critical juncture when the intractable problems confronting nations have been fused into one common concern for the whole world, failure to stem the tide of conflict and disorder would be unconscionably irresponsible. The Universal House of Justice, Supreme body of the Baha'i Faith

  • Bijan

    We are all same people in this planet different language and different color and looking for peace and love for one another .

  • Tamilyn

    another great re-minder to help me re-member ..thank you for this !!! soooo much :)

  • pat

    Each thing we experience will lead to something else. There's no way to predict what that will be, but one day you'll be able to relate some of the things to other happenings. That's half the fun of livin!

  • A. S. Mathew

    According to the World Bank report last year, out of the 7 billion world population, 1.2 billion are living with $ 1.25 a day. In India with her 1.2 billion population, 33% are living (400 million) with $ 1.25 day. It is very heartbreaking to see the high contradiction in between the extreme affluence and poverty in India. While I was standing in front of slum in Delhi six years back, I was surprised to see the flow of expensive foreign-made cars; on the other hand crying and naked children walking like street dogs. If the wealthy has has no eyes to see the suffering and crying people, the Creator will question the rich about their total irresponsibility of not sharing a portion of their wealth with the hungry and crying world. We are now faced with the day of divine judgment, the man-made wealth is disappearing by the billions every day. Had they used the wealth wisely to feed the hungry-clothe the naked and educate the illiterate, they could have felt far greater happiness in life. We are not created to hoard for ourselves and to enjoy the zenith of pleasure, but to lift the weak and feed the hungry.

  • Erica

    I felt my heart warm as I watched and listened. Wishing I could meet each person.

  • beth

    We share this planet with all animals, all ecosystems. Unity is about truly understanding how the world looks from another living being's (human and nonhuman) point of view, to recognize that each living being has a valid point of view, and to give that living being our moral consideration. Otherwise, we are we drawing a line between “us” and “them,” just as in any form of discrimination. The process of prejudice and violence is the same whether between human and nonhuman animals, whites and blacks, or men and women.

  • Lou

    Everybody has the same desire to love and be loved,to understand and be understood....

  • Amy

    I feel so deeply happy and full with love. I wish I could know each of these people

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    There are No Strangers. Thank you for a Beautiful Reminder. One Love. One Family.

  • george

    We are all One Family, God gave us skin colour difference To diversify His creativity.

  • Peter Leslie

    What inspired me? What a wonderful diverse family we are. Wonderful work. After travelling often around the world you have visually captured how I felt about our family. Thanks very much for making this.

  • Sethi

    Thank you . Unity in diversity . We truly are one big Human family on this planet . It was a enriching experience to see this video.

  • Nancy

    We are all one, what a great reminder.

  • John Malcomson

    Thank you! This is a beautiful way to present many different voices! We are all one!

  • Nonie Muller

    The reminder that we are all brothers and sisters on this little blue and green planet, that we are all striving to make peace by accepting our differences and realizing our similarities. All of those different people saying they wanted to be a pilot...we all want to soar!

  • Toots De Leon

    This is truly so touching, it left me with a lump on my throat. We are all truly but ONE! Christ is in ALL and all is in Him! May i download this video please? With love and gratitude.

  • Vicky

    I see a story in each persons face. This is beautiful!

  • yola

    The lady who said when we change, one by one, the world changes. I missed hearing someone say something in Arabic. It is one of the 5 major languages of the world. Maybe next time ;-o)

  • patt

    The laughter is wonderful. Many seem so hopeful.. The others at least were honest.

  • Deanna Joy

    The woman who said to tell someone every day that you love them reminded me that whenever I feel lonely and unloved, all I have to do is tell somebody, even a complete stranger, that I love them and then I feel one with them. When I can't do that, I just smile at everyone and if they smile back at me I know the we have made a connection, that we are really all one, together.

  • Linda savoie

    All the huamity represented by this variety of peoples. Beautiful people from every where, I salute you! Namaste!!

  • BABER IQBAL

    We all human being have the same instinct. We all need friendship and love. We have equal hunger for this commodity which is, although, so scarce in the present materialistic market, yet, since we have all same desire for it, therefore, we must search for it. If found, should protect it as a precious jewel.

  • Christina

    Bravo! Thank you for reminding me how connected we really are....just beautiful.

  • steven

    BEAUTIFUL, MADE ME SHED SOME HAPPY TEARS. NOWDAYS, I CHOOSE TO SEE THE GOD IN EVERYONE AND EVBERYTHING. IT IS ALL PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL BEYOND DESCRIPTION. NAMASTE, steven of michael

  • Melissa

    I loved the ending with everyone laughing!!!!! I also appreciated the young girl who said: " I don't want the world to change, but for each individual to change. Because if people don't change, the world cannot change!" I loved that. What a great video!!!!

  • Bluebuddha

    Beautifully created video! If everyone on the planet was to have an intimate conversation. This is what it might feel like. :-)

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  • Learn more about the 7 billion Others project and take a look at more than 20 hours of video from your fellow human beings. Add your own voice!
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  • Look into the faces of the people you pass as you walk down the street today.  Imagine the ways in which your lives might be rich in diversity -- and then consider the myriad of important ways your lives are very much the same.

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