2008, and after
We are about to see the end of another year, and for us who still think, care and reflect, this is a time of questioning, and repositioning.
There are roughly only 2 things that matters to me and for which i really care – the nature which surrounds us and which we are fully part of, the same from which we exploited each kingdoms (animal, vegetal, mineral) over the last 100 years without giving any special kind of respect back, and in second the realization of humans as creative and spiritual beings.
As Luce posted, we now know that we destroyed nature to the point of no-return – it is now up to us to see if we will now also fail in our realization as human beings, in our relations with each others, in the way we live and do business, cooperate, and grow.
“To keep ourselves afloat, we need to change the economic and political structures that determine how we behave. In this case, we need to elevate the ethic of cooperation over the deeply ingrained reflex of competition. We need to elevate our biological similarities over our geographical differences. We need, in the face of this oncoming onslaught, to reorganize our social structures to reflect our most humane collective aspirations.
There is no body of expertise—no authoritative answers—for this one. We are crossing a threshold into uncharted territory. And since there is no precedent to guide us, we are left with only our own hearts to consult, whatever courage we can muster, our instinctive dedication to a human future—and the intellectual integrity to look reality in the eye.”
It is, up to you.
Extract from Ross Gelbspan, found on Luce’s blog.