Cultures with Nature
Lessons on building ecological cultures from the 20th century
September 20, 2019
The Good Stuff
It's not enough to just see wonderful and inspiring ideas. You must study human nature as well. That's in the section below: "The Problems". But here's the positive side of the vision and experience with building a human culture in harmony with nature in the modern world.
You can use tools -- say local democratic tools and the pressure of civil movements -- to make good things happen -- such as workplace democracy or more beautiful public spaces. Convergence or intersection ... issues should not be treated separately ... even a single issue must bring together coalition of positive views to be successful, and to guide the correct action. Do the most good, in as many ways as possible, with as many people who support it, for all of their good reasons.
Do it locally: knowledge, customization, culture, public pressure, effectiveness
personal contributions to the community
against mass production imports or exports
Grassroots, cooperation, democracy, and freedom
Self-actualization and padeia
Natural Growth and ecosystems
A fair society
Support for the important things
The problems -- and how to deal with them
There are strange human failings that, when one is aware of them, become strengths, because suddenly, when you become aware of them, you can explain better those things that need to be done, do move modern cultures towards a deep and mutually beneficial interaction with nature.
One the great intellectual failings is the belief that cultures go through stages, or cycles, and we are striving for new categories of technology to define those stages. That 'common sense' statement is built upon several implicit assumptions, all of which are incorrect. Becoming aware of these helps to demonstrate what is really going on, and points to a way of doing better.
There are no categories.
Culture is in the individual.
There are no 'direction' to stages. And there are no stages.
Technology is not neutral.
Descriptions of future technology is somewhere between lies and speculation.
Servitude, Managerialism, debt
Innovation, competition, entrepreneurship
It would be nice to live in a world where hierarchy, competition, scores, and admissions were replaced by an all-inclusive culture and community of cooperation and support for everyone's self-actualization ...