Private Prescriptions for a Better Life in 2022


Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Jan 2022 –A thoughtful Indian friend in Paris sent this list as her prescription for a better life in 2022. I adopted her list and added to it. I invite readers to propose their own additions and subtractions.


More sleep

More music

More tea

More books

More creating

More long walks

More Laughter

More Dreaming

       More Love              

Richard Falk Additions:

More peace

More justice

More tennis

More poems

More chess


Richard Falk is a member of the TRANSCEND Network, an international relations scholar, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, Distinguished Research Fellow, Orfalea Center of Global Studies, UCSB, author, co-author or editor of 60 books, and a speaker and activist on world affairs. In 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed Falk to two three-year terms as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and associated with the local campus of the University of California, and for several years chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. His most recent book is On Nuclear Weapons, Denuclearization, Demilitarization, and Disarmament (2019).

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One Response to “Private Prescriptions for a Better Life in 2022”

  1. Gary Steven Corseri says:

    Thank you, TMS and Antonio C.S. Rosa, for this thoughtful list to advance life’s meanings and life’s satisfactions this year and in years to come.
    Thank you, Professor Falk, and gratitude, too, to your Parisian friend–for warming up the tea kettle and getting the ball rolling.

    One crucial addition occurs to me on first reading:

    “More real dialoguing, leading to greater understanding–through probing questioning, flights of fancy, recognition and reconciliation.”