The 7 Virtues of Humankind

The Official New 7 Wonders of the World, as declared on July 7, 2007- 07.07.07- represent the first time that people worldwide have joined together and chosen symbols of our common world.

The 7 Virtues of Humankind – As exemplified by The Official New 7 Wonders of the World

Zurich/Switzerland, Dec. 19, 2007 – The Official New 7 Wonders of the World, as declared on July 7, 2007 – 07.07.07 – represent the first time that people worldwide have joined together and chosen symbols of our common world.
With more than 100 million votes cast, this resounding roar from humanity recognizes core values and virtues as embodied by The Official New 7 Wonders of the World.

The 7 Human Virtues were extracted from the 21 New7Wonders Finalist campaign slogans (full list of 21 N7W Finalist virtues):

The Taj Mahal represents

PASSION

and love without which our lives, our relationships and our achievements have no meaning.

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.The Colosseum represents

JOY

as well as the dark cloud of suffering, without there can be no silver lining of joy.

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The statue of Christ Redeemer represents

OPENNESS

and welcoming others, allowing for mutual appreciation and growth.

 

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Chichén Itzá represents

KNOWLEDGE

coupled with worship of a higher level of consciousness.


 

Machu Picchu represents

DEDICATION

to common causes, common goals which enable and sustain community.

 

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The China Great Wall represents

PERSEVERANCE

to build and to persist, even in the face of adversity.

 

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Petra represents

PROTECTION

thanks to engineering and human resourcefulness, protecting us from the elements and enemies.

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“The virtues represented by The Official New 7 Wonders of the World show why people have been able to attain such incredible heights, create such marvellous works, and why we all have hope in a bright future. Life is made worth living, on all levels, thanks to Passion, Joy, Openness, Knowledge, Dedication, Perseverance and Protection.”

Bernard Weber, Founder and President of New7Wonders

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