The vaccines might give relief by numbing our fears, but the pandemic is really nature’s long overdue wake-up call to humankind.

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Optimism is good, obstinacy is not. 2020 is done and dusted. People waited the year out for things to go back to normal. Most of us are still waiting for the return of the normal we’ve known, and to get vaccine shots so we can go back to familiar, ‘business as usual’ lives.

These recently approved vaccines Moderna, Pfizer-BionTech and Oxford-Astrazenecawill probably protect us humans from the COVID-19 virus. Going by the enthusiastic anticipation of the vaccine, it almost seems like we believe it will also inoculate us against the ills of our species, whereas, at best…

The only chance we have is for each of us to individually mend our ways. Our leaders have no skin in the game to care. Think regenerative. Act regenerative. Now.

James Lovelock's latest Novacene is worth a read, if for nothing else, just his very unconventional take on the place of our planet in the cosmos.

By the end of the last century, humanity may have exceeded the earth’s carrying capacity. The problem, it seems, has to do with the uniquely human byproducts of technological advancement, like systematic habitat destruction. We appear to be using technology in a way that defeats its own purpose. Add to this “the massive intrusions into the ecological systems around the world, fuelled by corporate greed [that] have fragmented these systems and fractured the web of life.”

From my piece, Why Covid-19 is not the problem and the vaccine is not the solution.

Great piece. “Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is the God he’s worshipping.” ~Hubert Reeves. (Canadian-French Astrophysicist)

Love that you say 'we have met the enemy and the enemy is us." This is reflected in my post Why Covid-19 is not the Problem and the Vaccine is not the Solution

Your thoughts?

Earlier in 2020 I suggested that Back is NOT the Way Forward ...

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I found this buried in the product description section of Margaret Wheatley’s Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time on Amazon.

Willis Harman, an invaluable mentor to me and many people, changed my work with a letter he wrote me in 1994. Willis urged me to continue speaking my message but warned me not to derive it solely from science. As he did with so many, he wanted me to understand the deeper premises of modern science, which, for all the “new science” hoopla, were anything but new. He encouraged me to explore the deeper values and premises of my work that were far more important than any science.

I contemplated his letter for months. I realized that I was using…

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Is COVID-19 just another pandemic that will pass, or is it an inflection point that can help humanity and the rest of the planet thrive together?

The critical difference between the disruption caused by #COVID-19 and almost every “similar” event in history is the current state of technology. The world has never been more connected: connectivity that has facilitated real-time collaborations across timezones, and equipped humanity with the unprecedented advantage of fighting the virus as one. And technologies that are accelerating simultaneously as they continue demonstrating an aspect of Moore’s Law (the well-known phenomenon of doubling in performance every 18 to 24 months), that technological growth is exponential. …

Sunil Malhotra

Zen maverick | white light synthesiser | #Designthinking | founder + Cocreator #bmgen Book | #DesigninTech | #ExponentialTransformation

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