The "idea" was sparked after concluding that it would be impossible for the world's nearly eight billion people, acting independently, to ever come remotely close to living in harmony with nature - even if everyone tried as hard as they could.
It was that realization that led me to conclude that we must re-examine the "big picture" of human life on Earth, with an eye toward a totally new way of living that can co-exist in complete harmony with nature - indefinitely.
Today's blog re-addresses the importance of "big picture" solutions to our harmful, wasteful and grossly unsustainable way of living throughout the developed world.
And, for your convenience, at the end of this blog there is a link to all nine previous blogs that I have posted on this crucial subject. In a nutshell, it's all about...
Making "green" choices easy. By designing and building a "Shangri-La" type of community that is totally green - people will have no trouble reaching a level of harmony with nature that the world hasn't seen for hundreds of years.
|That totally green Shangri-La might look something like this.
Ultimately, we must make it easy and pleasant for every human to live in harmony with nature. No small task, but one that is necessary and one for which we have the skills, knowledge and creativity to make it happen.
Dr. E.O. Wilson agrees that we are capable of getting it done, except for one problem that he points out in the final chapter of his book, "The Meaning of Human Existence."
We have enough intelligence, goodwill, generosity and enterprise to turn Earth into a paradise for ourselves and for the biosphere that gave us birth...The problem is that we are an innately dysfunctional species.
What to do? Maybe with enough focused initiatives led by groups of powerful, courageous leaders,
along with a little help from the best that A.I. has to offer - we can overcome our dysfunction
and learn to live in
Now that would be something
for which we would be eternally thankful.
The Bottom Line
ow is the time to get started with the process of designing and building the "paradise" on Earth that Dr. Wilson believes that we are capable of creating.
For that to happen, creative "big picture" solutions are essential. We must
design a totally new way of living - a global human habitat
that offers only "green" options for
every aspect of our lives: housing, recreation, work, food, clothing, entertainment, travel, etc.
By promoting an envisioned "big picture" solution, we raise our chances of attracting the attention of powerful leaders, capable of embracing and executing the "Build it and they will come" scenario described in earlier blogs.
For your convenience, here are nine BSBs that are related to those "big picture" solutions - in chronological order: