The pursuit of dreams
Dragos Bratasanu says we are living in the most peaceful time and millennials value doing something for others.
“They want to contribute to the lives of others,” he says, “more than grabbing money.”
It is hard to reconcile that this is a peaceful time, but Dr Dragos says on the research timescale from the 1800s to today, violence has dropped and people have more opportunities.
“The biggest hunger is poverty of the spirit,” says this award-winning scientist, author, filmmaker and speaker who is in Palmerston North where he spoke last night and again at a Rotary event on Monday 20.
Dr Dragos says mental health is a burgeoning problem in the world and the
World Health Organisation
(WHO) research has found that 300 million people suffer depression in the US, Australia and New Zealand.
“Sometimes you go through dark patches . . . everyone who has had to go through the “desert” will be tested.
“The mind and creativity are gifts, they are tools.”
Dr Dragos says his humble beginnings began under a communist regime in Eastern Europe and he now travels the world to empower people to “heal their life and make their dreams a reality”.
His book, The Pursuit of Dreams: claim your power, follow your heart and fulfil your destiny, is available in 20 languages and was made into a docuseries. He shares his deeply personal experiences in his book of how he accomplished his own dreams.
He travelled alone to the North and South Poles without connections or money, and was an engineer and journalist on the first Romanian simulation mission for planet Mars. He was also selected to be part of the Global Solutions Programme — an entrepreneurial venture in the Silicon valley at NASA AMES that brought 80 future leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to create solutions for humanity’s grand challenges.
Author Dragos Bratasanu.