And the failure we call civilisation
Consider for a moment the larger scale of existence, in terms of the universe we are insignificant specks of life in some far off corner of some remote galaxy, yet we take ourselves incredibly seriously. When it comes to life in our local environment, we give ourselves rights and privileges, and sometimes these rights and privileges are inclusive of others but are all too often exclusive.
There have been times when civilisations have been inclusive giving rise to a sense of heaven on earth, but more often than not, individuals and communities have been exclusive giving rise to conflict and suffering. When we existed as small tribal groups and the human population of the
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Symptomatic of disease and not the real problem
If you think for a moment that of all the people on this planet we call Earth, on this planet that we are entirely dependent for our continued existence, and the fact that we have no idea what we are doing here beyond survival and a few trivial pursuit’s, a third of the worlds population is always hungry and malnourished.
In the Western world we have the increasing problem of homelessness and this is symptomatic of a civilisational disease and the only cure or solution to this problem is by healing the problems within civilisation.
The problems within civilisation have been developing, festering over thousands of years and are not new. The
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Public disgrace as shit hits the fan
We have had many years of American drama on our big and small screens, and in recent years real-life dramas have become popular and paved the way for a smooth transition into the real world politics and drama of the US elections.
In contrast we have had years of conspiracy theories and protesters crying out that the ‘king has no clothes’. The rich and powerful just laughed at the people and dismissed public concerns as they got on with playing politics and finance.
If we set this against the backdrop the past 120 years, all this political manoeuvring has resulted in a dozen wars and countless civil wars that
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The worlds most misunderstood disease
No one is sure how long modern humans have lived on earth. Some suspect that it may have only be 200,000 years, and while we have survived, it’s debatable if we have actually evolved. We have figured out what it takes to survive physically and technically, but we have always been at odds about what it takes to survive intellectually and emotionally.
We know that we have a fundamental desire to be happy, and we know that happiness comes from the fulfilment of our desires. Yet for a great many people, the fulfilment of those desires is dependent on other people’s compliance, unhappiness and sometimes even their termination.
There was a time when we simply
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A guide for survival
We face so many challenges today, it’s simply mind-boggling to try and find any perspective. Everyone has a different opinion about what’s going on in life, especially politics, crime, poverty and what is about Muslims?
We know that life is finite and there is almost nothing that any ordinary individual can do or say that’s going to have any positive effect on the state of the world. Therefore the majority of people except that life is fate and we simply have to do the best we can to be the type of person we want to be.
Another word for fate is karma meaning ‘as you sow, so shall you reap’. The Western use of
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If we look at small tribes of hunters and gatherers, they have a natural hierarchy around the collective survival of their communities because every individual is important and valued. There is no one person that can do anything nor is there any one person who would want to do everything. Overtime every individual evolved a role to play in order to support the community by doing what needed to be done.
In larger communities that arose with the development of agriculture, these gave some people more free time and occupations diversified not only for community survival but self aggrandisement. The ideas of trade and profit led to an inflated sense of self-worth as the end result justified the
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Can we do anything right?
Make love – not war
If there was any benevolent God has spoken of within the world’s religions, you would think that it, him or her would have stepped in to tell people how to solve their problems. But since people have believed in God, there has never been any evidence of any God and it seems clear that we have been left to our own devices.
As the global conflict escalates, more and more people are being confined to their homes because it is not safe to go out at night, and even in relatively peaceful countries, anxieties and frustrations are growing.
While there are simple solutions to fix the financial crisis and
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What goes around comes around – Refugees escaping the war in Europe 1940
There used to be a TV show called the generation game which is rather a nice description because we are here to participate and generate life. Unfortunately most of the world is playing a degeneration game.
It has been reported in the news that the New Zealand government invited foreign representatives to New Zealand in order to sign off the TPP agreement which is not strictly true, the invitation was made by John Key and I seriously doubt that he consulted anyone except maybe his closest advisers.
Despite the TPP being agreed on last month, its future is very uncertain because the American people
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“If the enemy is in range, so are you.” – Infantry Journal ———— ——— ——— ——— “It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.” – U.S. Air Force Manual ———– ——— ——— ——— “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” – General MacArthur ———— ——— ——— ——— “You, you, and you … Panic. The rest of you, come with me.” ———— ——— ——— ——— “Tracers work both ways.” ———— ——— ——— ——— “Five second fuses only last three seconds.” ———— ——— ——— ———- “Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.” ———— ——— ——— ———
“Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.” ———— ——— ———
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All life is precious but more so to us are the lives of our selves and families, yet we live a life punctuated by disasters and the earth is despite its beauty and ability to sustain life is a disaster zone where human or any life is of no consequence. When disaster strikes, it often comes without warning and survival is helped by knowing where you are and the relationships of aspects of and with the earth.
Our earth is a hot ball of molten rock and metals contained within a thin crust of stone and water which is subject to the effects of gravity of our sun, moon and other planets. This crust is broken into tectonic
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