We have never found a straight line in The Universe, only waves. Until the 1970’s humanity had to take care of: oneself, one’s family, and one’s country. This behavior made perfect sense then. The political and financial structures run by the specialized professionals understood this. There was not enough life support on the planet to take care of everyone.
This is no longer the situation. Buckminster Fuller, one of the greatest minds ever, demonstrated this to be an error. Given all the technological capabilities now present, it is feasible to take care of everyone if we co-operate.
As the human mindset changes from scarcity (fear based) to abundance (sharing is having more), technology is enabling greater co-operation. Within a decade, humans can be living a higher standard of living than anyone is now. The first step: stop competing and start co-operating; the reward for doing this is much greater on multiple (all) levels.
The humans who run the political and financial structures will not lead this. In most cases they will be the last to understand how co-operation creates synergy (there is no synergy in competition). It is synergy created by cooperation that creates global abundance. Selfishness is no longer necessary; it is no longer mandated to survive. In fact, the opposite is true; the more you co-operate the more abundance you will have.
This “sharing is having more” starts with the behavior of the individual. As cultural anthropologist Margret Mead said:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
What can you do? Two things:
1. Be a Trim-Tab:
“What you do, just the little things, is what counts”
(July 12, 1895–July 1, 1983)
In response to an interviewer’s question: “How does one live with the pervasive sense of the individual’s impotence?” Fuller responded:
Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Elizabeth — the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there’s a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim-tab. It’s a miniature rudder.
Just moving the little trim-tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. The rudder then turns the entire ship. Takes almost no effort at all. So, I said, a little individual can be a trim-tab. So, I said, “Call me Trim-Tab.”
The truth is that you get the low pressure to do things, rather than getting on the other side and trying to push the bow of the ship around. And you build that low pressure by getting rid of a little nonsense, getting rid of things that don’t work and aren’t true until you start to get that trim-tab motion.
Be a Trim-Tab. It works every time. That’s the individual grand strategy. What you do with yourself, just the little things, these are the things that count.
2. Join the Earthian Tribe on Burklyn.earth.
Become a member of a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens committed to global co-operation. Burklyn.earth’s mission is to have everyone live at a higher standard of living than anyone is now.
Synergy is created when you use the theories, methods, tools and tactics available on this site. Join Burklyn.earth. Be part of the Earthian Tribe that is demonstrating abundance starting at the micro (individual) level.
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