Paul Crittenden

Expedition Leader, Going Overland Transgolbal Expedition
Ramsgate, United Kingdom

About Paul

Languages

English, French

Areas of Expertise

Leadership & Life Coach, Leadership - boards, Leadership Development, Leadership & Change, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of change, expedition management, Expedition leadership, Expedition planning and preparation, Life changes

Comments & conversations

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Paul Crittenden
Posted over 4 years ago
What are your thoughts and questions on "the magic washing machine"?
Hi Kelly - I'm with your argument, but not wholly. In short, we collectively need to understand that it is unfair for us to say 'we have our energy, but you can't have yours because its destroying the planet'. What is required is a more wise and considered pursuit of technological (and social ) change. Not all change is progress, and it easy to be whipped along by the enthusiasm of the change itself, without considering the wider future implications. I can't help feeling that some way back, humanity took a wrong turn and as a result is now faced with the most pressing challenges the world has ever faced. The challenge is to find new ways, and new philosophies, that allow progress for all, whilst protecting and marshalling the resources we have. Option that seem impractical and illogical right now, will, when we look back, seem the most logical and practical. Social health and integrity, physical and mental health, education and learning, a pathway out of poverty, and opportunity for fulfilling lives are all far more important than financial wealth or technological advancement for faster living. I don't have the answer - just the will and passion to find one that works for the majority, rather than the minority. I guess I'm an awakened 'Airliner'. And yes, I do sometimes (often) wash my clothes by hand - we don't have a washing machine on my expedition truck :-)