It is by embracing these falls – these failures – that we begin to see the limits of first-half-of-life thinking. We learn to live in tension, instead of searching for ways to avoid it. We learn to transition from conditional love based on compliance, into an unconditional love based on connection. Instead of repeating mistakes over and over again, we embrace our mistakes and learn to try new ways.
Society needs to realize growth does not equal prosperity
The concept of endless economic growth, accepted as sacrosanct by both U.S. mainstream political parties, and internalized as the dominant mode of mind by the general population of the corporate/consumer state is mirrored in the exponential mathematics of a malignancy. Cancer, if given voice, would proclaim itself to be a believer in “free market values”…devoted to the principle of endless growth…until, of course, it would silence its own voice by killing its host. Likewise, all life seeks limits or prematurely dooms itself.
Earth's Limits: Why Growth Won't Return–Climate Change, Pollution, Accidents, Environmental Decline, and Natural Disasters, By Richard Heinberg
The current tragic events in Japan bring an extra poignancy to this, the final excerpt from Chapter 3 of Richard Heinberg’s new book ‘The End of Growth’, which is set for publication by New Society Publishers in September 2011. In this section Richard discusses the role of CLIMATE CHANGE, POLLUTION, ACCIDENTS, ENVIRONMENTAL DECLINE, AND NATURAL DISASTERS as a limitation to economic growth.
Vision: 8 Reasons Global Capitalism Makes Our Lives Worse & How We Can Create A New Economy, By Tara Lohan
A new film explores how globalization has resulted in crises of the economy, the environment and the human spirit — and points the way to a new path.