Our species and our cultures are increasingly faced with a finite number of profound threats. Threats that can make our lives extremely miserable…or non existent … in a very short time.
We humans also have several inherent flaws that prevent us from effectively addressing serious threats. We have the capacity to believe anything, an ingrained habit of failing to do we know needs to be done, and the propensity for procrastinating even on the most serious problems. Detailing the dangers we face isn’t enough. We must also find the means of overcoming these dangerous flaws.
You will not find any prominent politicians, policy makers or established intellectuals in our ranks. Many will be quoted. But, if they were to speak out about the need for the profound changes that are now required for real sustainable human progress and prosperity, they would not likely be able to hold the level of power they now have. For the most part our policy makers are followers not leaders. We need leaders. People with the courage to say what needs to be said to those who need to hear it.
If you are one of these people, we welcome your dialogue and participation.