Interesting Times Indeed!
I listened to an insightful discussion entitled:
‘Everything We Think We Know About Early Human History is Wrong’
There was lots of amazing insights about our early history and there is more being discovered as time passes.
Amongst many discussion points was the fact that at certain times, people just turned their back on economic management systems and went back to hunter gathering.
Could we turn our back on the perpetual competitive Growth Delusion?
Another point made was that most of what we believed and the way we operate isn’t actually based on ‘truth’…it was mostly created in scholarly imagination.
Capitalism, Individualism, Politics, Perpetual growth, Hierarchy, Royalty, How many other delusions do we have to live with before we realise we can turn our back on things which we now know to be nonsense?
Rousseau: “The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody!”
Here’s the discussion: https://youtu.be/UR-EN0YIBIg
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