It’s been a while since I have put enough words together, in a thoughtful way, to qualify as an article. The time has been spent working, studying economics, and living. The time has come for me to get back to writing articles. I’m a bit out of practice, but I hope to get back in the swing in to time at all.
We are living in a time of profound change and discomfort, and the urgency of the call for us to change our ways is loudly persisting. The time to be distracted has passed. We must buckle down and help each other navigate these tough times.
Our relatives in the sea, in the air, on the land are calling for us to finally grow up into the real human beings we are supposed to be. I see our potential, but I become easily frustrated by the lack of commitment to ‘growing up’, including my own.
We are smart enough and have the tools to be creative enough to feel our ways out of this mess. What will it take for us to come together and make those changes. I have a couple of ideas.
One – we have to be willing to accept that the economic models of the last 75 years are destructive and built on untruths.
Two – we have to be willing to change the habits we have learned in community building. There are 5 generations in the average workplace, according to some studies, and this gives us a unique opportunity to undo the bad habits that have permeated our beliefs and actions about how to be in community.
There are ways of being in community that are imbued in the land – there are those who are Indigenous to this land who understand how to carry the lessons of community from the land to the hearts and minds of people and it’s time that those voices and that work take a more prominent position in our society.
I’ll be digging into this a bit more in future posts but for now, this is enough.