DJ Droood wrote:Seems to me that the weakness in our nature that has led to our most serious problems isn't greed but laziness and apathy...
There is a part of me that really buys into the idea of a money free society... part of the financial crisis has been brought about by those dealing with money and financial practises that I can not fathom out.mark the compost elf wrote:I honestly think that it is. We had x000's of years of life prior to our invention of money. Trading skill for skill, food for skill, trust for trust and care for care.
DJ Droood wrote:Seems to me that the weakness in our nature that has led to our most serious problems isn't greed but laziness and apathy...we enjoy driving instead of walking, eating Walmart food instead of feeding ourselves, allowing a small group of elites to control us, consuming crap pop art instead of creating art...we have been trained over generations to be helpless and submissive...
RidgeDruid wrote:I highly recommend that folks take a look at some of JM Greer's work, such as the http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/. Lots of interesting ideas get tossed around there.
Dysgwr wrote:But is flawed Real Democracy the best we can come up with after x000 years? I admit that the article has it right when it says its much better than the rest but when the ruling classes take no heed of the people can that still be called "real democracy"?
thebadpoet wrote:I would say that we of a like mind can band together and form our own country
Poverty was eliminated on Earth a long time ago, and a lot of other things disappeared with it. Hopelessness, despair, cruelty.
Dysgwr wrote:I would like to ask your opinions as to how (or if) it is be possible to reinvent human nature to provide a more sustainable world for all.
Michael C. Page wrote:I think that the world is already sustaining us all, but we silly humans just refuse to acknowledge it....and that leads to all sorts of problems, which we alone make for ourselves.
treegod wrote:If a new world order is possible in one human being it is possible* in other human beings, so it's possible throughout the world.
Dysgwr wrote:Michael and treegod, you seem to have summed up my thoughts, but that still leaves me pondering on what would be the "detonator" (no pune intended) that would change the human collective conscuiousness
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