Laura Anderson – The Futures Interview


Laura Anderson

Laura Ellen Anderson is a freelance Children’s book author and illustrator, represented by UK illustration Agency Pickled ink. Since graduating from University College Falmouth, Laura has worked with well known publishing houses such as Oxford University Press and Pearson Education, and is currently working on her own debut children’s picture book. 

?!X: What’s the Future You Choose?

LA: The Future I choose is one where people accept each other for who they are, their background, their beliefs, their race, their ambitions; to live in harmony and treat each other with respect.

?!X: What’s a ‘think’ to create this future?

LA:  If people just accepted each other for who they were, the world would be a much more peaceful place. No more wars, no more violence

?!X: What’s an ‘act’ to create the future you choose?

LA: Instead of judging someone on what they believe or where they’re from, find out more about them, get to know them and open your mind to new things. Not everybody is the same, and there is a lot more to an individual than meets the eye.

?!X: What’s a ‘vote’ to create the future you choose?

LA: By campaigning for world peace and just being a peaceful individual in your community, it can make such a difference. This website, World Peace Campaign, pretty much sums up the campaign in a nutshell on the opening page. This snippet inparticular… “Religion has been used as a bandwaggon for extremists, thieves & soldiers to jump on to promote their own warped versions of the so called truth. This has often resulted in the opposite of what the religion intended. Most, if not all, major religions believe in peace and respect for fellow man and their rights to their own individual & collective existence and way of life.”

Everybody has their own religious belief and surely the whole point of being a good and faithful individual is to accept and to not judge others on their own views. Accept, discuss and be at peace with one another.

?!X: Future Soundtrack – What song would you take with you into the future? 

LA: ‘You’re the Voice’ by John Farnham.

?!X: Can you share with us up to 5 weblinks that you find interesting and inspiring?

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