viernes, enero 21, 2005

Another quote.... 

Reading and reviewing; and from the links that Bee sends, I've been skeeming a pdf file titled "Pathfinding A Draft Scenario" In the closing years of the 20th century.... an interesting examination of trends and patterns we've shared as a civilization. And seems ideologically sound.

It says...

"Over time, through prolonged social debate punctuated by partial breakdowns in the global economy and continuing social unrest, people around the world came to agree that no crisis in the history of civilized humanity compared with the challege that the entire way of life of the modern world was not sustainable on a finite planet in the long term."

Think of it, here we are alive, all of us at the same time and in the same planet and we cannot assure basic resources to every being who is alive at the same time.

And while looking for a central global purpose for civilization the focus on economic issues, offered the following:

"What is the central purpose of highly industrialized societies when no longer makes sense for that central purpose to be economic production- because that is no longer a challenge and because in the long run focusing on economic production does not lead to a viable global future?"

Change is then dependent on what moral values can do to promote action.

"...the central project for the new millennium was to nurture human growth and development, to support human learning in the broadest possible sense; to foster wisdom, creativity, and love; to create a home for humanity within nature that nourishes all life."

So here I am hoping that learning brings action as in praxis.

Where is the dictionary????

Main Entry: prax·is
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural prax·es /-"sEz/
Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Greek, doing, action, from prassein to do, practice -- more at PRACTICAL
: ACTION, PRACTICE: as a : exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill b : customary practice or conduct

OK, so then ... what action statement would follow?

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