The World tells us that in order to survive You Have To Be Competitive, which is exactly what is would say, if it were social construction (which it is) when actually the reverse is true. Competition actually stands in opposition to life. Life requires co-operation, NOT competition.
When addressing Purpose in Place, a lot of organizations speak to people who have either already found their place or are already living, doing or practicing their purpose. But these are not the people that need the help, or the attention. Of course, those who need attention rarely get it and those who get it … Continue reading Purpose in Place, We Are Not (a product of) Our Environment
The Time of the Place There's no such thing as a waste of time. Even those who have wasted most of it have learned the benefit of getting the most of their experiences and doing the right thing, albeit after the fact. The bigger the waste (spending the rest of one's life in jail after … Continue reading Getting the Most out of our Experiences
A Comparison of Meaning and Quality of Life in Indigenous vs Contemporary Western societies https://gatherfor.medium.com/maslow-got-it-wrong-ae45d6217a8c There is a lot to say for the convenience and extravagant ways of living that most modern societies offer. Food is accessible and often 'free', meaning that if you really, really need it, you can put on your most slovenly … Continue reading Blackfoot indigenous vs Large-scale Modern societies
Dualities are ubiquitous in nature, but that doesn’t mean that they are what they seem, otherwise physicists wouldn’t be looking for a unified theory. Perhaps the most enduring dualities are the mind/body; particle/ wave; space/ time; materialist/ idealist, but there are many more, for instance; as above, so below; energy and matter; macrocosm and the microcosm; subjectivity and objectivity, but perhaps the most important is position and momentum, otherwise known as the Uncertainty Principle, or the ‘measurement problem’.
In a time of reduced or curtailed travel, people have started to find renewed interest in the places they live, or that they have previously taken for granted. I have experienced both. My home, Victoria, B.C. Canada, is considered by many to be a paradise, although I have not always shared this view, mainly because … Continue reading Purpose in Place: Belonging where you live and living where you belong
Putting a Positive Slant on a Critical and Controversial Issue (Climate Change) I recently failed to publish an essay entitled 'A Balmy Approach to Climate Change' in a number of online and print magazines, but I have not given up, which is why I am not publishing it here. Instead what I propose to do … Continue reading A Balmy Approach to Global Walming (sic)
I recently had a HUGE epiphanic realization, to wit... That the phenomenal world, everything behind it, and everything in front of it--that is, the epiphenomenal effects that perception has on those phenomena and the noumena from which they are suspended--are examples of lying by omission. We do not have the facts, nor have we ever … Continue reading Lying By Omission
What is our relationship to Place when we leave the security of the stable, solid ground in order to journey to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere (the moon is actually inside Earth's atmosphere https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/the-moon-is-inside-earths-atmosphere-claims-study?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1) to behold it not only from above, but from without. It seems strange to ask this question 50 years after … Continue reading To the Moon and Back… 50 years later?
Presuming that we have been 'contacted' by them, and presuming that They are 'among us', I would venture to ask... are they but devolved versions of ourselves? Are they Us from the future, returned to find the point where their species veered off into idiocy and complete lack of originality? I use the word originality … Continue reading Are Aliens Even Intelligent?