Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Culture of Dependence

Essential Human Activities How We Did This Before Civilization Culture (30,000 years ago) How We Do It Now Under Civilization Culture Learning and Staying Informed self-directed, with self-selected mentors dependent on massive hierarchical education systems and dumbed-down mainstream media Making … Continue reading

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Links and Tweets for the Month: October 15, 2010

cartoon by Marc Roberts — thanks to Dwight Towers for pointing me to his great cartoons; there’s another later in this post PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S COLLAPSE The Revolution Will Not Be Blogged (or Tweeted): Sharon Astyk on our overuse of … Continue reading

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What the World Needs Now

(This morning I received a message from my dear British friend Andrew Campbell, expressing frustration with a couple of people he looked up to, and riffing off the anti-expert, anti-‘leader’ tone of my post yesterday on coping with complexity. Here … Continue reading

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Complexity: It’s Not That Simple

Complexity theory has been around for a generation now, but most people don’t understand it. I often read or listen to consultants, ‘experts’ and media people who proffer ludicrously simplistic ‘solutions’ to complex predicaments. Since it seems most people would … Continue reading

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Ten Important Questions

These are the questions I’m asking myself these days, trying to come to grips with why, now that my life is idyllic, now that I have the time and opportunity to do anything I want, I’m sitting here, doing nothing, … Continue reading

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Too Smart For Our Own Good

Last month I linked to an excellent CBC video summarizing the life, work and philosophy of uber-celebrity Eckhart Tolle. Tolle doesn’t really say anything new in his books — I think Richard Moss’ Mandala of Being delivers the same “learn … Continue reading

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