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Moving from a parasitic model of problem solving to a symbiotic model where our utilization of an organism would help it thrive.
Generally, our model of solving a problem has been to find something with the properties we need, kill it, and extract what we need. For example a fence post. We find a tree cut it up and use it to make posts. The organism that we are deriving benefit from dies in the process more trees must be found if we intend to make more fence posts. In Vanuatu, however, villages have found that fence posts made from tree cuttings that grow are more stable since they grow their own root system. Additionally, they sprout new branches that can be planted as posts themselves. The result is that the more fences they build the more material there is for fence building available.
If we formed more symbiotic relationships like this one, where our using of a resource actually created more of it, it seems we could solve a lot of problems.
Obviously we have symbiotic relationships with bacteria in and on our bodies and with plants producing oxygen and consuming our carbon dioxide, but there must be other examples of us functioning symbiotically.