Making a World of Difference offers a contribution toward the necessary impending showdown with the prevailing socio-economic thought that legitimizes the ruthless exploitation of the environment and of humanity. The book shows that the dogma of competitive rivalry throughout all levels of society as well as between nations, is deceptive and robs us of our unique ability and natural incentive to cooperate together communally. Through specific analyses and case illustration, convincing evidence is shown on how this dogma increasingly threatens our living conditions, lives and health.The book presents a decisive breakthrough in understanding and appreciation of what it means to be human. Praetorius suggests how we as responsible and pro-active citizens of the world can create sustainable living conditions for all; provided we each and every one contribute both individually and as communities to return to the human values and attitudes necessary to make it happen.Making a World of Difference is an urgent call for innovative thinking and action. The book is based on contemporary sociological and psychological research as well as scientific observation. Through the use of examples of everyday events, the inclusion of ancient human wisdom, philosophical and spiritual parables, and taking experiences from life in an indigenous Polynesian island society, the book urges renewed reflection, innovation and calls for transformative action.