INSPIRATIONAL, 24 Feb 2020
Mother Teresa was bandaging an old man with an advanced stage of leprosy. A journalist observed her and remarked,
“I would not do this for a million dollars!”
Mother Teresa retorted,
“I would not do it for a million dollars either.”
What motivated her, and millions of idealistic people like her, was not the profit motive, but compassion.
Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. Fischer was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University 1986-88, has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities, and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 24 Feb 2020.
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