Monday, 12 July 2010

Our Insane Ride into the Future


We do need to see our situation as it truly is...BUT If we want to change the world, we have to be smarter than our circumstances, especially if those circumstances seem dire. Making suffering the measure of all things is tempting, but it is neither adaptive nor productive. Suffering is not being discounted if we come to terms with the necessity to move beyond the primal fact of it.


I don't think the future is going to be easy, and yes, I see us making a lot of mistakes, but concluding from those facts that all life is futile will simply exacerbate our already critical and dire problem.
Here are some links if you have the time to check them out:
The Transition Movement develops strategies for a post-petroleum world.
QUICK FIX: If you're feeling powerless and you think the world is horrible, do something fast [and yes selfish] give a little bit to a charity you like. This site is another good one to check for good charities.

[We might not be able to give very much, but if a lot of us give something that can't be a bad thing.
Jacqueline Novogatz's TED Talk
Esther Duflo's TED Talk

Books:
Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
The Transition Handbook

Some animal rights organizations that I like...These are just my choices:
Action for Animals
This group is one I know from the U.S. which works to find alternatives to animal testing.

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