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Throughout the history of mankind, the world has never witnessed such rapid growth of scientific and technological advancements as has been seen in the last hundred years. However, it has also never experienced the pain, chaos, confusion, threat, and destruction that it is currently going through. Answering why these challenges persist takes time and may not provide a complete solution. Relying solely on governments to address all the problems is not enough. Instead, stepping forward and taking collective actions by citizens for the betterment of society, and making efforts to heal its wounds at any level, could go a long way. Driven by such a vision and compelled by deep feelings of social responsibility and commitments, Pars Global Initiatives were conceived. Thanks for joining and helping their full fruitions.
PARS's origins as a name and as acronyms
PARS is a popular name with a long history and, also here, is used as acronyms as well.
1- As a name:
Pars is the historic birthplace and realm of Cyrus The Great, the renowned king of Pars (Persia), celebrated for conquering Babylon, liberating the Jews, and being the earliest proponent of the Bill of Rights—a defender not only of Human Rights but the rights of all creatures. Boasting a radiant history spanning over 3000 years, PARS is the moniker of a continent and an Empire (the Persian Empire) that once encompassed nearly half of the Ancient world, particularly reaching its zenith during the Achaemenid Dynasty (550 B.C. - 331 B.C.).
Historical records affirm PARS as the cradle of civilization, where the flourishing of reading, writing, science, philosophy, art, and skills converged. It was also where the fundamental principles of human conduct were codified, encapsulated in the teachings of Zoroaster—Good Thought, Good Talk, Good Deed—core tenets that evolved into shared creeds guiding the lives of many, standing the test of time. Once governed and expanded by Cyrus The Great, PARS rightfully claims its position as the initial cradle of civilization and the disseminator of Human Rights to the broader world, as attested by The Cyrus Cylinder's inscriptions embodying a Universal Bill of Rights."
2- As acronyms:
A. PARS is the acronym for the four principles which are parts of our creed and serve as the main pillars of PARS Foundation. They are:
Prudence, Altruism, Rectitude, Sincerity
B. PARS is the acronym for the name of our Society.
Planetary Allied Relief Society
C. PARS is also the acronym for our objectives.
Proactively Arranged Relief Supports
Prudentially Affirmed Rescue Services
So, PARS is more than just a name or acronyms for some words and phrases. It charts the guidelines and defines the principles that our foundation and its faculties must adhere to in order to function flawlessly. So, Proactively and Prudentially are two of the fundamental principles upon which PARS has based its functioning.
To expound on the importance of these functioning principles, first we focus on Prudence.
What is Prudence?
Prudence is the first virtue of Plato's Cardinal virtues (Prudence, Fortitude, Temperance, Justice), and, is one of the seven most important Universal Virtues, taking to account the Christian Cardinal Virtues (Faith, Hope, and Charity).
Prudence is the sum of wisdom, insight, knowledge, forethought, foresight, empathy, compassion, courage, and ethics. According to many English sources, including Wikipedia from which here we quote; Prudence (Latin: Prudentia) means seeing ahead, foresight, and sagacity. It is often associated with wisdom, insight, and knowledge. The virtue of prudence is the ability to judge between virtuous and vicious actions, not only in a general sense, but with regard to appropriate actions at a given time and place. According to some ancient philosophers, and many modern era literature laureates and scholars, it is not only the first and highest Cardinal Virtue, but the Mother of all virtues. Prudence is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason. Although prudence itself does not perform any actions, and is concerned solely with knowledge, all virtues are regulated by it. For example, distinguishing when acts are courageous, as opposed to reckless or cowardly, is an act of prudence.
Prudence as the Mother of all virtues:
Prudence is mentioned in the fifth of the Principal Doctrines of Epicurus, and in his Letter to Menoeceus, where he says: "Prudence is the foundation of all these things and is the greatest good. Thus it is more valuable than philosophy and is the source of every other excellence."
Prudence is foundational to virtues, which are understood to be perfected abilities of the human spirit. This perfection is achieved when virtues are founded on prudence, or the ability to make the right decisions. For instance, a person can live temperately when he has acquired the habit of deciding correctly the actions to take in response to his instinctual cravings.
Prudence provides guidance on the appropriate course of action in specific situations. It does not will the good that it discerns. Prudence has a directive capacity with regard to the other virtues. It lights the way and measures the arena for their exercise. Without prudence, bravery becomes foolhardiness, mercy sinks into weakness, free self-expression and kindness into censure, humility into degradation and arrogance, selflessness into corruption, and temperance into fanaticism. The purpose of prudence is to consider the circumstances of time, place, and manner that are relevant in any given situation, known as medium rationis in the Scholastic tradition. So while it qualifies the intellect and not the will, it is nevertheless a moral virtue.
Prudence provides a model of ethically good actions. "The work of art is true and real by its correspondence with the pattern of its prototype in the mind of the artist. In similar fashion, the free activity of man is good by its correspondence with the pattern of prudence."
According to Greek and Scholastic philosophy, 'form' is the unique characteristic of a thing that makes it what it is. In this sense, prudence gives other virtues their specific character as virtues, by providing a standard against which they can be judged. For example, not all acts of telling the truth are considered virtuous, but those that are done with prudence would be considered expressions of the virtue of honesty.
Prudence Versus imprudence, cunning and false prudence
In Christian understanding, the difference between prudence and cunning lies in the intent with which a decision to act is made. The Christian understanding of the world includes the existence of God, the natural law, and moral implications of human actions. In this context, prudence is different from cunning in that it takes into account the supernatural good. For instance, the decision of persecuted Christians to be martyred rather than deny their faith is considered prudent.
According to Thomas Aquinas, judgments that take a reasonable form, but are aimed at evil ends or that use evil means, are considered to be examples of "cunning" and "false prudence".
The Ancient Greek term for prudence is synonymous with "forethought". People, the Ancient Greeks believed, must have enough prudence to prepare for worshiping the Olympian gods.
Prudence the aplication of universal principles to particular situations. "Integral parts" of virtues, in Scholastic philosophy, are the elements that must be present for any complete or perfect act of the virtue. The following are the integral parts of prudence:
Accurate memory; that is, memory that is true to reality; an ability to learn from experience
An open-mindedness that recognizes variety and is able to seek and make use of the experience and authority of others.
The understanding of first principles
Shrewdness or quick-wittedness, the ability to evaluate a situation quickly.
Discursive reasoning and the ability to research and compare alternatives.
Foresight—the capacity to estimate whether particular actions can realize goals.
The ability to take all relevant circumstances into account caution and the ability to mitigate risk
In ethics, a "prudential judgment" is one where the circumstances must be weighed to determine the correct action. This applies to situations in which two people could weigh the circumstances differently and ethically come to different conclusions.
For instance, in the theory of just war, the government of a nation must weigh whether the harms they suffer are more than the harms that would be produced by their going to war against another nation that is harming them; the decision whether to go to war is therefore a prudential judgment.
As another example, a patient with a terminal illness may hear of an experimental treatment with no conventional alternatives. They would have to weigh, on the one hand, the cost, time commitment, potential lack of benefit, and possible pain, disability, and hastened death, and on the other hand, the potential benefit and the benefits to others that could be gained from what could be learned from their case.
Phronesis, or practical wisdom, holds an important place in rhetorical theory as a central aspect of judgment and practice. Aristotle's notion of phronesis fits with his treatise on rhetoricbecause neither, in his estimation, could be reduced to an episteme or a techne, and both deal with the ability to deliberate about contingent, variable, or indeterminate matters.
Cicero defined prudentia as a rhetorical norm in De Oratore, De officiis, De Inventione, and De re publica. He contrasts the term with imprudens, young men failing to consider the consequences before they act. The prudens, or those who had prudence, knew when to speak and when to stay silent. Cicero maintained that prudence was gained only through experience, and while it was applied in everyday conversation, in public discourse it was subordinated to the broader term for wisdom, sapientia.
In the modern era, rhetorical scholars have tried to recover a robust meaning for the term. They have maintained consistency with the ancient orators, contending that prudence is an embodied persuasive resource. Although sets of principles or rules can be constructed in a particular culture, prudence cannot be derived from a set of timeless principles. Instead, through gauging the situation and through reasoned deliberation, a speaker should determine the set of values and morals by which to base his or her actions. The capacity to take into account the particularities of the situation is vital to prudential practice. For example, as rhetorical scholar Lois Self explains, "both rhetoric and phronesis are normative processes in that they involve rational principles of choice-making; both have general applicability but always require careful analysis of particulars in determining the best response to each specific situation; both ideally take into account the wholeness of human nature; and finally, both have social utility and responsibility in that both treat matter of the public good". Robert Hariman, in his examination of Malcolm X, adds that "aesthetic sensibility, imitation of a performative ideal, and improvisation upon conventions of presentation" are also components of practical reasoning.
Rhetorical scholars differ on definitions of the term and methods of analysis. Hans-Georg Gadamer asserted that prudence materializes through the application of principles and can be evaluated accordingly. Jasinski argues that Andrew Cuomo's speech to the Catholic Church of Notre Dame cannot be judged solely on the basis of its consequences, since prudence is not reducible to episteme (knowledge or understanding) or techne (technique or art). Rather, he contends, it should be judged based on its embodied rhetorical performance — that is, how it is perceived by those who experience it. So, for example, one might evaluate the speech based on how persuasive it was, how emotionally moving it was, or how well it captured the audience's attention. Thus, while Gadamer judges prudence based on a set of principles, Jasinski emphasizes the artistry of communication and its reception by its audience. For Jasinski, communication should balance compromise and courage, rather than merely achieving a specific result.
In his study of Machiavelli, examining the relationship between prudence and moderation, rhetorician Eugene Garver holds that there is a middle ground between "an ethics of principles, in which those principles univocally dictate action" and "an ethics of consequences, in which the successful result is all". His premise stems from Aristotle's theory of virtue as an "intermediate", in which moderation and compromise embody prudence. Yet, because elevating moderation is not an active response, prudence entails the "transformation of moderation" into a fitting response, making it a flexible situational norm. Garver also asserts that prudential reasoning differs from "algorithmic" and "heuristic" reasoning because it is rooted in a political community, the context in which common problems regarding stability and innovation arise and call for prudential reasoning.
The strength of the precautionary saving motive can be measured by absolute prudence, which is defined as . Similarly, relative prudence is defined as absolute prudence, multiplied by the level of consumption. These measures are closely related to the concepts of absolute and relative risk aversion developed by Kenneth Arrow and John W. Pratt
In accounting, prudence was historically regarded as a fundamental principle for determining the appropriate timing of revenue recognition.The rule of prudence means that gains should not be anticipated unless their realisation was highly probable. However, recent developments in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles have led academic critics to accuse the International Standard-Setting Body, IASB, of abandoning prudence. In the British reporting standard FRS 18, prudence, along with consistency, was relegated to a "desirable" quality of financial information rather than fundamental concept. Prudence was rejected for IFRS because it was seen as compromising accounts' neutrality.
However, their comments were disputed by prominent practitioners.
GOAL AND PUPOSES
These five pillars hold the structure of PGCF which stands for both PARS GLOBAL CHARITY FOUNDATION PGCF and PARS GLOBAL CHILDREN FOUNDATION .
We cannot depend on and should not expect the governments alone solve all the problems of the societies, especially, when the problems have become so huge, and so rampant and are coming from all directions with such speed. We must and should share responsibility. We ought to rise and extend our hands and pay our shares wholeheartedly. If sudden shocks and traumas in early stages of children lives are not addressed in time and attended immediately, could have irreparable effects on their lives. And, would be the real cause of their becoming heavy burdens on, both, the governments and the taxpayers - instead of being useful contributing law-abiding-citizens!
Yes, if these children are neglected and do not receive proper attention in time, they will often become constant nuisance and disturbances of citizens' peace and security. As we have witnessed frequently, most of delinquents gradually turn to be serious threats to the society, endangering our lives, and making us pay heavy costs.
So, it is all about working toward making a safer and better world for ourselves and securing the future of our posterity.
We hope people from all corners of the world who believe in noble causes and care for a safer healthier world and a better future join us and help revive the worldwide spirit of volunteerism, cooperation, compassion, and love, to create a sustainable dynamic global force to alleviate pain and suffering of the children and increase their joy and happiness.
Do you think you are a good fit? Please do not hesitate to join us, we love to have you on board. Your support in any manner is also highly appreciated.
Love, Prudence, Kindness, Empathy, Ethics, Social Responsibility, Initiative, Courage, Action, Compassion, Cooperation, Collective and Wholistic Approaches, Sustainability
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World Relief, Peace, Liberty, Security, And Prosperity For All
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Our precious planet has become too fragile, the world has become too interdependent, and our global security has been jeopardized like no time throughout the whole history before.!
If we do not join hands to turn our individual energies into a powerful synergy to protect our planet and fight the natural and man-made threats which is facing, soon our Earth may be doomed and the whole humanity along with it. Therefore, we have launched Guarding Our Planet Initiative.
Thanks for joining hands and adding your energy and support to save our planet and bring about One Better World.. Thanks for your support.
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Our Ad Hoc Relief and Recovery Support Heroes are trained professional volunteers always present and ready where ever there will be need for their help to step forward and run extra miles to turn their convictions into actions and assisting their fellow beings, for the betterment of the world and the future..
If you think you might be a good fit? We would love to have you as an Ad Hoc Relief and Recovery Hero on board. And, your joining and your invaluable dedication and care will be highly appreciated and rewarded by all.
Whereas our core mission is helping the victims of unforeseen disasters, especially, our main concern being the welfare of the children whose parents perish during such perilous times and suddenly being left with no one to take care of them, we have initiated the Relief and Recovery Angels League: teams of volunteers comprised of professional individuals and groups of; Social Workers, Child Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Family Counsellors, Physicians, Nurses, Teachers, Sport Coaches Art and Music Instructors, Caring Families, etc. to help making sure these children find the proper safe-havens, the right foster homes, healthy loving and caring foster parents, and receive proper education and training - so they could flourish, have decent and productive lives and would not fall behind and become future bums or criminal and heavy worthless burdens on the government and society at large - instead of being worthy citizens and contributing members of the society.
If you wish to have a positive impact on a child's life and his future, and like a healthy society, you will fit the Angels League..
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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