Question: What do denuded landscapes, drought, over population, inequity, and dead cows have in common?
Answer: Economics. The very thing we rely on to sustain us is our Achilles heal. We need to change our view of Economics from the panacea for all of our ills, to severe skepticism.
Freedom gives us rights. Rights come with responsibilities. Responsibility requires empathy. Empathy is selflessly changing your life for another; also known as love.
We need industrial farming to maintain our numbers. However industrial farming is only a short-term system and will start to fail this century. Her is why:
How can we improve society with 7 billion people addicted to consuming? Easy, our kids will look beyond their parent’s culture that got them into this mess. Yes, there are alternatives.
Much of the national forest landscape has become one giant densely-packed tinderbox. Who’s at fault for the precarious situation of our forests? The timber industry is at fault; the government is at fault; and ultimately, it is all of our fault, as well.
Society is made up six concentric circles or rings each getting smaller and closer to enlightened as one moves inward to knowing. However, the commonly held view of what enlightenment is, is wrong. How so? Why is correcting this view so important?
Ever since humanity began to tell stories, we have left messages to the future. Solve these Kōans to train your mind. They show us how to heal the world, and where our future lies.
Civilization, reinforced by modern religion, lends humans to believe we can break the laws of Nature and God. Breaking a law of Nature or Life is like trying to break the laws of physics: we can’t without breaking something or killing someone. I am not generally a religious writer, but if I were a prophet, I would write something like this.
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Nature evolves to fill a gap or overcome a challenge. Sustainability dictates that nature does not over-evolve. However, human language and reasoning capacity is probably 10x over-evolved than is necessary to find food, mate and survive. What problem was the human brain evolved to solve? What is this power that has been created? What is the danger?