APPLYING BETTER ALTERNATIVES
How we people live together on the Earth, and how we care for the precious eco system, is that optimal? Is this the best we can do?? I think not!! We can do a much better job, becoming healthier and far more advanced, making the Earth more beautiful than it is today.
Waiting for a better future though, that will not work. The better alternatives that we want, have to developed by us, grown from ideas to daily reality.
LET'S OPTIMIZE THE WHOLE WORLD!
My approach is simple:
- make a list of all subjects that matter.
- look at them, one by one: what is the current situation.
- question: do we want to improve upon this current situation?
- if yes, then: think of goals and ways to reach them.
- select the best ideas.
- test in small but real experiments, what ideas work best in practice.
- give the best results a try in large scale experiments.
- discover the long term effects, adjust where necessary.
To summarize my approach: just optimize all of it.
It can be surprisingly easy to think of better alternatives. Many people have some really good ideas already in their heads. Way more difficult is to research & develop these ideas up to the real thing. Difficult, but not impossible.
If we don't choose to go with the better alternatives, chances increase that we kind of stay stuck at our current level, or worse; go down a large number of levels. If we stay at our current level, well; then don't expect the current problems to disappear, as these problems belong to the current level. Yes; the next level will be better! "better" is kind of the definition of the next level. No; the next level will not be paradise, as in this universe there is always 2 sides to everything. The next level will be better, not perfect.
OUR BRIGHT AND DARK SIDES
As a child I learned of all the problems in the world, and thought of many solutions!
But at the same time learned that humans themselves are the cause of most darkness..
Problem: War. Caused by: humans.
Problem: Poverty. Mainly caused by: humans.
Problem: Polution. Caused by: humans.
Problem: Overpopulation. Caused by the success of: humans.
Problem: Abusing nature. Is done by: humans.
Clearly, humans are the cause of many major problems.
Are we a sick and doomed species? Is erasing all people of this planet the best solution, or is there there a cure to our behavior?
Most people don't want the "bad" stuff, but there apparently are strong reasons why people cause all that trouble. Good people suffer because of the bad people?... no no, that is not how the world works. The world is, people are; complex.
We're not all bad though, we can be amazing in good ways also! We have the ability to set things right. But we have to change who we are a bit and change how we are organized a lot. Getting to the next level is a challenge, a rewarding one.
So, how do we get to the next level? The most challenging part of progress is reducing the resistance against change, turning that negative force around into a strong positive force. But know that It is impossible to have everybody happy about a certain change. We therefore have to give enough care to those who will have a serious loss as a result of the necessary changes.
We should all think of better alternatives, share these ideas, compare them, and apply the most interesting ones in real life experiments. We can work together much better than we have ever done so far.
Will you share your ideas?
Here are mine!
(note: I am slowly building this site, never done, always messy)