Imagining what a societal shift in values could do...
“We are stealing the future, selling it to the present, and calling it GDP.” – Paul Hawken
"But... There are alternatives..." - me
A blog by Seth Godin
... No, we don’t have an endless supply of the resources we used to trade and covet. No, we certainly don’t have a surplus of time, either. But we do have an abundance of choice, an abundance of connection, and an abundance of access to knowledge.
True development encompasses community, social, economic and spiritual foundations and begins with the basics of human need and relationships. Building community is fundamental to any healthy economy and vibrant society.
and to be vulnerable is to be poor
Thoughts on our own vulnerability and the fear of living in a consumer society.
It is evident that we need to restructure democratic governance so that it begins with people, is vested in their communities and provides genuine shared responsibilities and powers with any other necessary levels of governments.
Community supported agriculture offers a new avenue for connecting with your community.
I believe that the essence of community is about feelings. Feelings emanate from knowing and knowing comes from awareness. The more that we become aware of our environment, our circumstances and those who share the world with us, the more our knowledge grows...