Humanity, Right Livelihood
& Quality of Life: Philosophy
"If the success or failure of this planet, and or human beings,
depended on how I am and what I do; How would I be? What would I do?"
"For the first time in the history of humanity, it is evident that
there is enough of a fundamental metabolic and mechanical energy sustenance
for everybody to survive at high living standards." R. Buckminster
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What are the fundamental assumptions underlying humanity and quality
of life in the 21st century? How do these assumptions impact the processes,
tools and environments of the 21st century enterprise?
process of growing up as a species is not too different from the process
of growing up as an individual. We come of age as a cosmic species when
we accept the fact that the universe does not exist for our exclusive conveinience." THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE; Norman Cousins, 1974
In terms of this quote do you believe our species will "come of
age" . . .
as the growth of the information industry is, it may not be the fastest
growing area of human activity. There are indications that the movement
toward the transformation of consciousness is growing even faster. The
number of people involved in this area seems to be doubling as rapidly
as every four years or so. In terms of sheer numbers the movement may not
be very significant at present, but it looks as if it might well follow
one of the steepest growth curves society has ever seen." THE GLOBAL BRAIN; Peter Russell, 1983
What percentage of transformed individuals will cause businesses to
transform their practices?
is increasingly apparent that clashes between cultural systems are not
restricted to international relations. Such clashes are assuming significant
proportions within our own country and are exacerbated by the overcrowding
in cities. Contrary to popular belief, the many diverse groups that make
up our country have proved to be surprisingly persistent in maintaining
their separate identities. . . (Beneath) the surface are manifold unstated,
unformulated differences in their structuring of time, space, materials,
and relationships. It is these very differences that often result in the
distortion of meaning, regardless of good intentions, when peoples of different
cultures interact." THE HIDDEN DIMENSION; Edward T. Hall, 1966
The fundamental roots of cultural conflict lay in . . .
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