Diagnosis: The Story of Humans
Why bother with all the extra chores of trying to produce your own food, fuel, and other products when you can simply buy them at the store for cheap?
Well this is actually a daunting question to answer since it sort of crystallized into a clear picture after a lot of reading and reflecting on the multitude of challenges we face and how they’re all interconnected. This requires a systemic understanding of the industrialized modern world, natural ecosystems, as well as knowledge of the historical context in which we live. But I’ll attempt to summarize and hit the key points here, leaving all the juicy details for later posts. BTW, this could also be called “the depressing stuff” so hopefully you’re prepared for some bad news…because there’s kind of a lot. But it’s not my intention at all to scare you, it’s simply to raise awareness so that we can respond appropriately to this slow motion catastrophe and find our way to the paradise that can very well exist if we chose to create it together. Select an article below to learn more.
This whole matter can be boiled down to how the majority of us humans supply our needs (and ‘wants’ that we perceive as ‘needs’), and what we think, say, and do and what drives that behavior during a typical day in the life. Every thought and decision we make is based on a set of basic assumptions about how the world works. These assumptions comprise a sort of working map of reality in our minds. This map, or ‘worldview’ is built throughout our life. Some people’s map becomes quite rigid when their identity fully forms in young adulthood, others keep a more fluid map and continue exploring new ideas information that changes their map, sometimes in very significant ways. We’re going to examine some of these basic assumptions that we hold in common in our culture, and where they may have come from.