- Mark Hurych
- El Centro, CA
- United States
How can we develop a meme that defines a tribe of tribes for the stewardship of humanity and the planet? --A meta-tribe if you will.
Somehow everyone's music, science, games, well-being, and wisdom can be shared. Somehow we need to grow up, empathize, live fully, and save the planet. Maybe online, but how?
Every well-intentioned online group I encounter, from blogs to institutions, has a vision which is either shallow or narrow or short-term oriented, or in some other way limited. We face a challenge to survive the 21st century as part of a thriving biosphere. We are highly intelligent evolved beings, yet we have the most basic "to do" list to take care of ourselves and our planet. Excuse me if this sounds like a Kindergarten curriculum, but I'm serious: Share. Clean up your own mess. Apologize when you hurt someone. Be happy with what you have. Learn about yourself and the world around you. Be ready to try something different. Celebrate together and look out for each other.
Through optimal use of our collaborative thinking abilities, we need to pay attention to worldwide threats to the biosphere and the future of humanity. We must seek solutions for the most pressing problems, and find ways to coordinate our efforts so that sustainable options are scaled up.
We can be the watchdogs of the biosphere. We can oversee the NGO's and projects and institutions that are finding scalable solutions. We can cross-pollinate the innovative ideas of diverse groups so that they benefit from a wider range of possibilities.
Tomorrow's child, possibly 9 billion of us by 2044, await good answers for this question.
Closing Statement from Mark Hurych
The final answer is a salute. It is a cheer. It is the praise, honor, and celebration of life. That's why I enjoyed Mike Paiman's answer so much.
Matthew Garvin's focus on the patterns and manipulations of cultural memes--point well taken.
Laurens Rademakers is right to have caution that "Green" can mean "Don't question my motives." --possibly too narrow.
Lindsay Newland Bowker's meme of co-intelligence, and her duet with me--appreciated and heart-felt.
Judge Pau's patience and looking toward the wise earth groups inspires me, thank you. Thank you all.