An immediate, precise and erudite response to the ‘World Grid & New Geographies of Cooperation’ challenge I forwarded yesterday.
Please do make time to read and to respond. There is so little time for generating a critically scaled response to shake.present false foundations.
Thank you for this hopeful perspective, Peter.
I believe the problem with our world economic system is that it is focused on wealth production rather than systemic human and planetary health production. That I believe is a function of the false notion that security lies in the capacity to ‘…buy your way out of trouble – to be able to pay for what you need.’
So accumulation, tantamount to hoarding, equals security – hence the myopic focus on speculative short-term investment opportunities. But the holistic perspective enables us to apprehend how nature reveals something different – systemic resilience is generated by diverse interactive value-exchange.
Economy, with its false measure of GDP, thus needs to be fundamentally transformed into an integrative and regenerative function of holistic ecology. And ultimately that requires a fundamental shift in our mechanistic and reductive perspective of evolution. That shift is from ‘survival of the fittest’ to the organismic ‘thriving of the fittest relationships’ in the deep eco-systemic holistic living milieu.
That, in turn, requires a fundamental re-evaluation of who we are, and who we can become, as humanity. We are not separate from nature – we are an emergent expression of creative cosmic evolution of which nature, on this amazing planet, is a sacred enabler.
Apart from the consequences of our disturbance of nature’s cycles, getting off the accelerating economic treadmill is not going to be easy – painful disruption is probably inevitable.
But the perseverance of more and more individuals and groupings, notwithstanding often misguided, committed to deep economic transformation, reassures that nature’s wisdom is rising in its own offspring, humanity, as well.