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The Belgian Congo was the site of one of the most blatant human rights abuses in world history. From 1884 to 1908, it was under the personal control of Leopold II of Belgium, when it became of formal colony of Belgium, which lasted until 1960. The native population were de-facto slaves, who were often starved and mutilated if the did not meet their quotas or disobeyed.
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.
The area around Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories was first inhabited by Dene groups such as the Yellowknives and Slavery. The discovery of gold in the 1930s lead to the founding of the city of Yellowknife.