Fifth blog of 6
completed around 11 p.m. PDT,
Sunday, Sept.7, 2014.
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Intentional Community of One
Ha ha ha
It's hard to convince myself, alone, to do my very best work. But... and it's a big but... we cannot have an intentional community without intentional individuals.
You could play this song (below) while reading. At least your time won't be wasted.
Do You want the best-built life? Want the best for your loved ones too, and the community?
Builders are leaders.
Few they are. Few, too, are the investors who choose what the world will become. It matters a LOT! what You, the builders and investors, decide to make of our future.
While the workers and builders and dreamers and parents are busy trying hard to make the best of things, there's a strong social contract we should revisit.
|.|| A blog reveals one's thinking. If this were a widely-read column, and if I were paid for it, maybe I'd be more pretentious.
But I guess ultimately everything will be paid for. I think someone else pays and gets paid for our choices, pretty often-- and we, in our turn, pay for and receive a harvest for someone else's efforts. That's reality, not ideology.
(Sometimes paying and being paid are the same thing.)
We need to go beyond words. Next week's blog will be more technical and less talky. Before then, I'm going to try to convince myself why I should really, really, really make the individual effort to do a decent job of it.
I remember my own short Golden Age as a time when I walked a careful path from minute to minute. I was influenced by religion yet not in its thrall. I respected the chemistry of food and of breathing, and so I consciously tried to ingest and inhale only real good stuff. I walked for recreation, and sometimes ran for health. I read books and articles to grow my understanding, and I contemplated nature to feel my surroundings.
Then I became an adult and accepted that I must allow myself to be ground down by laboring, convenience foods, and corporate news products.
None of these are intrinsically evil, I guess. If they don't hold me back from serving the purpose I'm serving, I'll let some of these adult values enter my life still.
Next week, the blog won't be an attempt at grandiosity. A little intensity may stem from the work on display.
And while there is no implied endorsement by the Ecobuilding Guild of anything on the songofscience.com website...
I do endorse the worthiness of the
Ecobuilding 2015 Conference.