On Saturday, January 16, the Rotary World Peace Conference drew over 1,500 people from more than 20 nations to the Ontario Convention Center. Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that instituted the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize promoted the “seven rights” as a prescription for living a productive life and contributing to the betterment of society. A philanthropist and businessman, he said they include: right thought, right word, right deed, right attitude and right livelihood and concluded with right here and right now.
Nobel warned the 1,500 attendees of what he called “the ugly human mind monsters:” greed, ignorance, selfishness, vanity and lust for power that he said are characteristic of too many business, political and religious leaders, not to mention sports and entertainment figures.
“To have a future or not – that is our choice,” Nobel said. “Together we can change the world.”