From World Wars to World Wisdom: Building a Better Tomorrow

November 27, 2023
Hosted by Cheryl Johnson

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Episode Description

In the "Flashback to a Fabulous Future" podcast, we delve into the past to gain insights for a brighter future. The series explores the turbulent events following the Gilded Age, marked by the two World Wars. World War I erupted due to a web of alliances, militarism, nationalism, and imperialism, culminating in a global conflict. The aftermath saw the harsh Treaty of Versailles, which sowed the seeds for World War II. In the late 1930s, fascism rose in Europe, and Japan embarked on an imperialist expansion in the East, leading to a collision course with the United States. The world teeters on a familiar precipice, echoing the past's cataclysms. The podcast encourages lessons from history to shape our future. It emphasizes investing in family, giving back to the community through volunteering and donations, and turning to faith and shared values. Learning about the founding fathers' wisdom, engaging in problem-solving, and joining cooperative communities are advocated for positive change. In today's world, echoes of past conflicts remind us of the importance of diplomacy, economic interdependence, and multilateral institutions in maintaining international peace. While risks exist, a global conflict on the scale of World Wars I and II may not be imminent. By learning from history and embracing these principles, we can work towards a brighter and more united future.

Flashback to a Fabulous Future

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Sometimes you need to look back to look forward. History is prologue. Has there ever been a time where history did not repeat itself, for better or for worse? In this podcast we will explore ancient history, modern history and personal history to see how we can use history to motivate and inspire you to create a fabulous future for yourself. The Fifth Principle of the Cooperative movement is all about education. We rely on education, particularly historical education, to empower you.

Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson has more than twenty years of experience in coaching, learning, development, and workplace training performance. With her pioneering attitude, Cheryl has made strong contributions in the areas of learning with an emphasis on behavioral change. Cheryl has been recognized as a leader in the architecture and design of interactive multimedia learning systems and strategies. She is also a student of history and has used historical examples in her own life to motivate and inspire attitude and behavior change.

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