Monday, November 24, 2008

Sustainability at last

Today, we find ourselves in a perilous economic situation. We don't want to suffer, and we don't want those around us to suffer.

You could predict this, but it still comes as a new experience: just as the helix of industrial expansion and my own consumer habits unravel before my eyes, I begin to appreciate the food in front of me, the warmth of the fire, and suddenly recognize the polite gesture by a person across from me who's in obvious pain.

Since we were in primary school we've known that our ways of making & getting have accelerated the world towards an ecological precipice. This is the opportunity we've been waiting for, the opportunity to express our human potential.

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