National Public Radio (NPR) broadcasts a series of essays titled “This I Believe.” I’ve shamelessly stolen the idea on a smaller scale. These are the things I believe stacked in no conscious order.
- Humanity is much better at responding to disasters than avoiding them. If we’re not embroiled in crisis, we create one. There’s nothing more abhorrent to us than boredom.
- We’re past the time when a sustainable economy was an option. What we need now are resilient communities capable of weathering radical changes.
- Our economy is a Ponzi scheme that’s now unraveling. A few hucksters have stolen the inheritance of generations. Unfortunately, they’re the ones most admired by society.
- Evolution is no longer just genetics, it’s cultural, even technical. We are no longer the effect of evolution but the co-creators.
- We need to consciously choose our evolution. The ability to do something simply isn’t reason enough.
- In order to choose wisely, we need cultural values that encompass not just the present moment but moments across time and generations.