Nice short video about things one could do after (and during) learning Esperanto (via Amuzulo). No surprise to anyone - except Esperanto-bashers - that one can do pretty much anything - travel, read books, make friends, play games, participate in congresses with thousands of people, etc). Any new language is a cross-cutting experience, Esperanto is not an exception. The video finishes with a pointer to www.lernu.net , an Esperanto learning website that I strongly recommend myself.
I am an idealist inside. But I keep that well hidden. 🙂 So, when I look at something that needs to be done, I search for the low hanging fruit. Grand ambitions are fine, but if they are not backed up by the near term useful solutions, everything will stagnate and die. With Esperanto, the core idea is so great and compelling that many people seem to have difficulties to turn their eyes to identifying more immediate opportunities.
Every couple of years World Esperanto Association (UEA) makes a statement at United Nations to pay more attention to linguistic inequality and (at least a couple of years ago) to consider teaching Esperanto as per UNESCO’s recommendation in 1985. Usually nothing happens out of it. UEA is an NGO registered with United Nations, but there are many NGOs and many things they ask for. Now, I have just discovered that there is an internet petition to United Nations to recognize Esperanto as the international language.