There are so many various attitudes, values, goals, and practices which appear amongst human beings, but the things we all have in common for sure, is that we are all human beings and we all share our planet earth.

No matter which nation, religion, or background we come from, we collectively have to come to the same conclusion: That we have to take some action to reverse the damage we have done to our planet.

It becomes more and more obvious that the planet is in trouble, and that the cause for many of the economic and ecological disasters are arising directly from the general greed of human beingsand their  ignorance about our ways are affecting nature.

It seems that materialism has become the collective culture of all earthly human beings.

We have all become “Consumers”

But culture can be a powerful human tool for survival because it is also a fragile phenomenon. Our mistakes do not have to be permanent. Culture is something which is constantly changing and also something which can be dramatically changed, because it exists as a set of ideas in our collective minds. For this reason, there is still much hope if we conciously change our ways.

I believe that the fastest way to reverse the damage to the planet, is to change our very culture.

I believe it so strongly (and with all my hope) that I have made this blog dedicated to concious culture creation.

Our languages, governments, buildings, clothing, food, and other man-made things are  the material products of culture. They are not “culture” in themselves. Therefore all those things necessaily reflect our minds.

Archealogists cannot dig up “culture” directly in their excavations to find out about a people.  The broken pots and other artifacts of ancient people that they uncover are only material remains that reflect cultural patterns–they are things that were made and used through cultural knowledge and skills. So, a culture is a non-material phenomenon which is held in a group of people’s collective mind, but which shows its effects on the material world too.

Since “culture” refers to the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes a group of people, what do you think the archeologists of the future will find out about our culture, in this early part of the 21st Century?

What a question!

What will our future, more evolved ancestors think about the way we are living right now?

Putting on my archeologists hat, I can imagine the way they would describe the way we lived…

A Short Documentary…

“Homo Sapiens living in the early 21st century valued material goods above nature or spirituality. They seemed to practice a work ethic of furiously producing every kind of material goods and piling them up repeatedly. It seems that the homo sapiens of the early 21st century, had a strong belief  that working really hard would result in living well. We can see from the enormous volume of material goods and waste that they produced, that these people must have worked really hard from early morning to night…”

  

They tried to force nature to conform to their new unnatural way of life, by building large buildings and covering up the very land that was their only source of food.

“They produced enormous quantities of waste, which they simply buried in the very soil which was intended to provide their food, or simply dumped it into the oceans; because they could not cope with the quantities of it.”

 

 “With the little land remaining, they raised billions of cattle, pigs, chickes and other domestic animals as meat food sources, while growing crops to feed the animals instead of directly eating the grain themselves. The combination of these strange practices meant that even though the earth itself was capable of supporting many millions or billions more people, the skeletal remains show that most of the population was undernourished and unhealthy.”

Seeing our actions from the perspective of future human beings, we should really be asking ourselves…

What on Earth have we been doing?!

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