Elaborations, Quotes of Note & Links
|Security||As animals, we need some security in order to survive and thrive, both personally and as a species. Divorced from nature, we lose consciousness of human scale and, steadily making problems for ourselves, end up wanting more security than we need. We seek it in peculiar places and ways, to say the least, doing much damage en route. We can simply give each other much of it, if we will. Topic more developed in a blog at woburnite.com.|
|One cannot live without it. Nearly all of us need upgraded working relationships with nature and with each other. That's what applied ecologics addresses.|
|Sustainability||The dynamic state of balance that natural and equitable/human-scaled systems and processes can, in partnership, maintain indefinitely. Because nature includes abiotic components and we have the consciousness, it's up to us to cooperatively manage the partnership. Synonymous with wealth.|
|Want||One may not need it, but enjoys it (or a substitute), more or less, for better or worse. One person's B is another person's Y can be said of wants.|
|Leadership||Not taking charge over subordinates, but visibly being and proceeding with courage, listening (broad sense) and generous with communication that blends and balances information and expression to develop opportunities and meet challenges of the place and time.|
|Wealth||According to Confucius and Fuller (following), wealth is distinct from riches. They say it cannot be produced or possessed by an individual or a disintegrated society. Synonymous with sustainability.|
|21st century||Adjective: of or pertaining to an unprecedented opportunity, produced by the combination of the internet, energy descent and climate changes associated with global warming, among other dynamics and incentives, for overcoming and eliminating artificial and imposed limits on and costs to humanity.|
|Confucius||"There is a chief way for the production of wealth, namely that the producers be many and that the mere consumers be few, that the artisan mass be energetic and the consumers temperate."|
|"Bucky" Fuller||" ...'I think that what we all really mean by wealth is as follows: 'Wealth is our organized capability to cope effectively with the environment in sustaining our healthy regeneration and decreasing both the physical and metaphysical restrictions of the forward days of our lives.' ''|
| Martin Luther
|"...all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the inter-related structure of reality."|
| Ralph W.
|"There is always the movement. What was the movement is the establishment."|
| E. F.
|"For constructive work, the principal task is always the restoration of some kind of balance."|
|Stephen Covey||"Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs." & "Interdependence is a higher value than independence."|
|THE north american magazine concerning permaculture. Quarterly!|
|"350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth.
We’re planning an international campaign to unite the world around the number 350, and we need your help."
& Dave Buck
|Recording of June 24, 2008 conversation during DB's daily CoachVille Caffeine program (25 minutes).|