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A vision for the Perplexed

The perplexed need a vision. Without such a vision, they are lost in the crowd. The discussions about global warming and global cooling have perplexed a lot of people. Even scientists have lost their sense of direction. There is a home for all the perplexed ecolutionists. It’s called the Rocky Mountains Institute. An institute with a vision and a mission. At Rocky Mountain Institute they  claim to be practitioners, not theorists. They claim to do solutions, not problems, to do transformation, not incrementalism. Instead of focusing on the negative consequences of actions, RMI brings a philosophy of ‘applied hope’ to overcome our challenges. It uses ‘applied hope’ to create truly transformative change to bring about a future that is just, prosperous, and life-sustaining for all, for ever. Sounds good, doesn’t it? This is the spirit we all need to work in the same, right direction of a sustainable, clean energy supply, a healthy life, and all the other good things and experiences life promises to the lucky ones. With only one remark: it’s fair that the ‘good lucks’ help the ‘bad lucks’ to break through the dark side of misery into the bright world of applied hope. Let’s follow the band and create some institutes of applied hope in our home regions too. Let’s work together, share information and resources to make the World We Want To Live In. A WORLD FOR ALL, FOR EVER.

The above is related to JES! Towards a Joint Effort Society.

A printed book is available at amazon from February 1, 2014. In Dutch and Flemish bookstores and webshops the printed edition will be available from March 10, 2014.

Title: JES! Towards a Joint Effort Society

Authors: Frank van Empel & Caro Sicking

ISBN: 978.94.90665.111

Publisher: Studio nonfiXe

Download here E-pub, pdf and Mobi for Kindle

1 Reactie

  1. avatar Sven Jense schreef:

    This reminds me a lot of A Guide for the Perplexed, by E.F. Schumacher. 

    We all recognise life if we see it but only the material aspects are regarded as truly existing by science. Schumacher argues how problematic this is and why. British economist Schumacher acknowledges a hierarchy of knowledge and consciousness; mineral – plant – animal – human. There is progression when moving up along these levels. Origin of action progresses as well; cause – stimulus – motive – will. Therefore each level of being becomes increasingly unpredictable.

    Materialistic scientism, dominant in science, is flawed; methods of research used on lower levels of existence are inadequate when dealing with life, consciousness and self-consciousness.

    Really, really interesting.