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Chen You Chien

New York, NY, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Twist Back and Forth by Chen You (Steve) Chien

    Education

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    Imagine the place where you spend most of your time each day. Where is it?

    I spend most my time in my room. (Sharing program)

    1. What is your #1 vision for change that will make it that way?

    I have a lot of stuff stacking everywhere in my apartment like an old thrift shop and I always feel the urge of cleaning them and throwing things out. Unfortunately I am always too afraid to make the move because I would have to spend a century to clean up the whole room. I realize that I should not have bought too many things in the first place. As the result, I wish there is a sharing program in my building that people can share general items from pencils, vacuum, camera, to car. The superintendent will be the manager who will keep track the availability and condition of items.

    After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone benefit?

    The program is beneficial to individuals who can spend less money and get more living space while still have the access to items we want to utilize. The Program is a plus for building and communities who needs funds (access fee and maintaining fee) of renting items to renovate buildings or to sponsor group activities in the communities. The earth will be benefited because fewer materials and energy are consumed and needed while the eco system can recover by less pollution produced.

    1. Give some examples of what you can do (on your own/with a group) to make your vision a reality.

    An organization can start promoting the integrity of sharing program like the existing car sharing or bike sharing program that benefit to the communities. The organization can start the program small by working with buildings or small communities until the progress and support are shown. The Plan of working with Cities and countries can start later with more acceptance from people.

    Image your neighborhood the way you most want it to be.

    I wish there are more playground and park in the neighborhood for people to access.

    1. What is your #1 vision for change that will make your neighborhood that way?

    In my neighborhood, there are some playgrounds and parks but many of them are hidden between buildings that are both hard to find and access. I wish there are more playground and parks for people to access.

    1. After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone in your neighborhood benefit?

    Gym is not the only access to exercise if there are more park and playground been built. People do not have to pay a hefty price every month to gym and can still enjoy the happiness of exercise. Parks and playgrounds are also good places to increase communications between neighbors.

    1. Give some examples of what you can do (on your own/with a group) to make your vision a reality.

    Since most of the lands are occupied in the area, I wish the constructors can work with government to require a small park or playground to be built with every new building erects. This is possible since many construction sites around the area are large enough to make a small section a recreational park.

    Image your country the way you most want it to be.

    I am hoping that the unemployment rate can be reduced.

    1. What is your #1 vision for change that will make it that way?

    I realize that the unemployment may be an international chain effect. A lot of jobs are cut back and many people do not have skills for other jobs. If government can work with more organization and support people to learn new skills for second chance, it would be easier for people to support themselves than totally rely on the government.

    1. After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone in your nation benefit?

    People will learn new skills if they want to switch roads to other industries through institutes support by governments (like community universities). People can have both new skills and job when they finish study. They can also work while getting new certificates and get pay for the study time by companies or organizations that are supported by government.

    1. Give some examples of what you can do (on your own/with a group) to make your vision a reality.

    I will look into organizations that have similar interests and ask them for assistance to get in contact with the government. Mean time I will get support from people to push the government to agree upon by increase funding to educational sectors in stead of military racing with other countries.

    Image the world the way you most want it to be.

    I wish there are more organization like Red Cross that has the ability to help people around the world

    1. What is your #1 vision for change that will make the world that way?

    Organization like Red Cross is like a treasure to the world because it can reach out beyond border for those who need help the most with out little resistance. I wish there are more organization that focus on emergency disaster response, hunger (food and water), disease and medicine, and Education.

    1. After your #1 thing happens, how will everyone -- regardless of where they live, the resources they have, or what they believe -- benefit?

    These organizations do not only benefit people in poor countries but also people in wealthy country. Education sector is the most important because the more knowledgeable people gain, the more they understand their right and duties as a citizen to the world. People need to be educated by looking at ideas internationally – meaning thinking with different perspectives. With these ideas in mind, it is easier for people to give and forgive no matter what their race, religions, or countries are.

    1. Give some examples of what you can do (on your own/with a group) to make your vision a reality.

    Government support around the world is important or it is hard to reach out to any place. As a designer and student, I can start out in school and in art industry by promoting the idea and get donations through artists and galleries. With the same idea, friends from different industry can also do the same thing to gather kindness. I can also talk to varies non-profit organizations of the plan to start the organizations. This will take times to develop but during the process, more people are being educated and in the end these people will automatically support the organization through their own wish because they understand the concept behind it.

    What is the #1 vision for change that you want to work on?

    I would like to work something regard to transportation because traffic problem exist everywhere and it is inter-connected with many problems we are facing today. For example, pollution, global warming, oil shortage..etc.

    How do you feel about voting? I cannot vote. (Non – US citizen)

    Male

    Asian

    What is your cultural family? Canadian/Taiwanese; Buddhism

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