It’s Monday! Here’s some perspective for the week ahead. Courtesy, Earth. (PS: Pay attention to 13’30 – 14’40):
“I believe that what’s going to happen is there’s going to be a greater and greater interest in communicating this idea, because after all, it’s key to our survival. We have to start acting as one species, with one destiny. We’re not going to survive if we don’t do that.
We’re seeing very clearly that if the earth becomes sick, then we become sick. If the earth dies, then we’re going to die. People sense that something’s wrong, but they’re still struggling to go back and find out what the real roots of the problem are. And I think what we need to come to is the realization that it’s not just fixing an economic or political system, but it’s a basic world view – a basic understanding of who we are – that is at stake.
A part of that is to come up with a new story, a new picture, a new way to approach this and to shift our behaviors in such a way that it leads to a sustainable approach to our civilization as opposed to a destructive approach.
Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com. A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.