ge and understanding of the world around us has grown as well. As we have expanded our knowledge and increased our perspective of our world, our view of it has changed.
[IT] IS this awareness of understanding of the relevance of TIME that has been the cornerstone of my own evolving perspective, of our world, over the last three score years and ten, as a custodian passenger of ALL the passengers of Spaceship Earth.
THE ZEITGEIST of Buckminster Fuller Now
than other elements of nature.
This 'spiritual ego' has led to dramatic conflicts for generations, not only between human beings, but inadvertently between us and the environment itself.
However, as time has moved forward, Science has shown how human beings are subject to the exact same forces of nature as everything else. We have learned that we all share the same atomic substructure as trees, birds and all other forms of life. We have learned that we cannot live without nature's elements... we need clean air to breathe, food to eat, energy from the sun, etc.
When we understand this Symbiotic relationship of life, we begin to see that as far as 'relationships' are concerned, our relationship to the planet is the most profound and important. The medium by which this is expressed, is Science, for the Scientific Method has allowed us insight into these natural process, so we can better understand how we 'fit' into this life system as a whole.
This could be called a 'spiritual' awakening.
This realization, which has been proven by science, is that humans are no different from any other form of nature, while our integrity is only as good as the integrity of our environment, to which we are a part. This understanding presents an entirely different 'spiritual' worldview, for it forces the idea of interdependence and connection, at its core.
The interconnection of the whole of life is undeniable in the most basic sense, and it is this perpetual 'relationship' of total interconnectivity that is not fully realized by society overall.
Thus, our modes of conduct and perception are largely out of line with nature itself... and hence destructive.
Nature itself is our teacher, and our social institutions and philosophies should be derived from this foundational and, invariably, 'spiritual' understanding.
The faster this spiritual awakening spreads, the more sane, peaceful and productive society will become.
es, social calm and liberal democracy, we need to upgrade our meaning making to match the complexity of the world we are creating.
Metamodernity is an alternative to both modernity and postmodernism, a cultural code that presents itself as an opportunity if we work deliberately towards it. It contains both indigenous, premodern, modern, and postmodern cultural elements and thus provides social norms and a moral fabric for intimacy, spirituality, religion, science, and self-exploration, all at the same time.
Metamodernity provides us with a framework for understanding ourselves and our societies in a much more complex way. It is a way of strengthening local, national, continental, and global cultural heritage among all and thus has the potential to dismantle the fear of losing one’s culture as the economy as well as the internet and exponential technologies are disrupting our current modes of societal organisation and governance.
Metamodernity will thus allow us to be meaning making at a deeper emotional level and a higher intellectual level compared to today; [IT] will allow us more complex understanding, which may match the com- plexity of the problems we need to solve. Appropriate meaning making is the best prevention against the frustrations that generally lead to authoritarian ideologies and societal instability.
Using metamodernity as the filter through which we see the world and as a template, we can create, among other things, new and appropriate education, pol- itics and institutions for our societies of the 21st century. A VISION such as this may even give hope.
t because it gave an unusually direct view of how the British were seen by others. An editorial in the London Times on July 14th 1942 suggested that it should become a best seller which - "ought to be aquired by British readers in quantities unequalled even by the many works of Edgar Wallace or Nat Gould " Perhaps slightly tongue in cheek, the writer compared the pamplet to the works of Irving, Emerson & Hawthorne, all writers who had tried to interpret Britain to an American audience, and commented that - "None of their august expositions has the spotlight directness of this revelation of plain common horse sense understanding of evident truths " -which no doubt rang in Ed Murrow's ears - as he flew on Allied bombing raids in Europe during the war, providing additional reports from the planes as they droned on over Europe - following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.President Bush in his interview with the London Times - was reported to have said that: "I am under firm instructions from my wife to pick up a copy of the pamphlet"