Hey, let’s all be optimistic today, just for a change.
Sure, we are on track to reach major irreversible tipping points like the reversal of the gulf stream current in the Atlantic, that keeps Western Europe 7o warmer, but they are used to the cold aren’t they?
I am an optimist. I am optimistic that we will all collectively realize before it is too late, that Net Zero Emissions by 2050 will not cut the mustard, and we will take appropriate action.
Or, if we don’t, I am optimistic that we can build a society from the rubble that is focused on the things that matter:
Needs First – Wants Last!
2 Nurturers of the ecosystems
(especially blackfellas, they have a good track record in this area)
3 Houses, food, health for everyone in the world
(don’t worry about clothes, we can get them from the Op shop)
4 All the other needs: Safety, security, wellbeing, psychological support, coffee, etc.
5 Last of all, Wants and Desires.
If we stop collecting money for the 3 people who own almost the entire world, and are hell-bent on getting hold of the rest, * we will have enough time on our hands to take care of all the world’s needs in about 2 or 3 days of each week. The rest of the week can be spent doing whatever takes our fancy. But be warned, most of the world’s resources will be taken up fulfilling our needs. There won’t be much left over for frivolities, so try to make your frivolities resource free, like playing the violin, especially if your violin has been handed down from generation to generation of veneration.
*The bean counters have calculated that bean counting takes up at least one third of our working lives.
Why do we spend so much of our precious time counting our beans?
Because we don’t want other people taking from us what we have garnered. But if we all agree that no one has the right to take from us what we own, then we must accept that we have no right to take from others what they own, no matter how much it is.
There is the rub. Other people are obviously much better at gathering wealth and keeping it than we are, and the more they have the easier it gets to get more. We feel we must accept this as the price we pay for keeping the little we have, and keeping alive the dream that one day we too can join them – the filthy rich!
Well, do not despair, I have found a place where there is no money at all, not a cent. It is a beautiful place where everyone looks after the needs of all before they pursue their own wants.
That place is called Yenemon