compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
EVIL is the power of knowledge without humility
... been there, done that and was given the ' T-shirt ' by my family - " who needs humility ? " - on the front & on the back - " when you know you're always right ! "
The power of knowledge with humility is LOVE
... and have NO DOUBT - " THE killer APP is LOVE " or as
WHERE ? - however - is there ANY indication of humility in the quadripolar camps - which Mark Leonard describes in his latest book ( referenced in my comment below ) - which have all been established from their own perspective of - the power of knowledge.
In the context of the 2030 Spike et al HOMO SAPIENS does
NOT have "TIME" to indulge these kind of quadripolar concepts.
As Deng Ming-Dao has said -
Ancient societies were tribal - The group did the thinking.
Current society is splintered - The individual must be complex.
People from old traditions were often less complicated because they had the advantage of a complete culture that did the thinking for them.
Everyone had a role that fit with the whole. Individuals could concentrate on fulfilling their place, confident that other needs would be met by the collective.
The specialisation of modern times calls for individual roles that do not necessarily form a whole. We often lose sight even of what that whole is.
We have commentators, we have critics, but we do not have leaders. We celebrate egalitarianism and consensus, but it is phoney - a chaos of voices rather than a democracy - a populace of individuals pursuing their own ends rather than a collective.
The burden thus falls on the individual to fulfil a tremendous range of functions. We have to make more choices, be more informed, act in a wide variety of areas. We cannot simply concentrate on doing our part, because now our part is to compete with everyone else.
Spirituality is more difficult today. In the past, you could become a spiritual aspirant and the people would support you - a holy person was just as much a part of the collective as a farmer. Now, to be a holy aspirant you have to look for your own job and find new ways through a society that barely recognizes the spiritual.
TIME is indeed of the essence but - thankfully - Brian et all have provided THE social
networking place @ zaadz - and an ever evolving set of tools - to provide the mechanism
by which the first small grouping of a NEW kind of collective can be established to add
some godliness, spirituality or whatever back into the equation - synthesize and
formulate ideas - & thence transform those ideas into the wealth creating basis of
conscious capitalism for the mutual benefit of ALL
As Albert Einstein said - ONLY a life lived for others is a life worthwhile
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