It can be agreed amongst us all that the world is facing greater strife than ever within our lifetimes. Famines, war, poverty, social inequality and injustice, police violence, and racism devastate the world at a nearly daily rate. And as bombs are dropped on the heads of individuals on one side of the world, others sit comfortably on the complete other side of the globe. Despite the amount of strife and the real actions we as a society can engage in to prevent more damage from claiming even more lives, very few people actively do their best to put an end to all the hurt felt across the globe. It is usually left to big hearted and kind minded philanthropist to pick up the slack left by others who are either unwilling or unable to give back to the world they have taken so much from.
Luckily for all those who suffer injustices across the globe there exist individuals like Thor Halvorssen who put helping others and giving back to society above all other exploits. It is by their hard work organizing events to bring together the greatest minds focused upon finding solutions to the problems, their dedication to raising awareness by producing and creating hard hitting films aimed at shedding light to worlds otherwise unseen by most individuals, and most importantly enough their constant philanthropic deeds and words that the world slowly inches towards becoming a better place.
Thor Halvorssen has taken the lead in making the world a better place both by his work with the Human Rights Foundation, a non-profit organization created with the purpose of preserving and defending the rights of humans across the world, and his gathering of forward thinkers. Few have made the progress of the world such a paramount struggle within their life as Thor HAlvorssen has, though few have lived the life he has had, as he is no stranger to strife and struggle himself.The impact of losing a family member due to human rights abuse left not a permanent mark upon his life but also drives his purpose to end the suffering of others. For the world’s sake, let’s hope he succeeds.