Pushing Humanity to the Edge

Pushing Humanity to the Edge

Categories: Great Waves weekly quote

The fantasies and the imagination of human societies today—building ever-grander cities, building ever-faster conveyances, building ever more remarkable personal conveniences and luxuries.

Such foolishness. So blind. So reckless. So ignorant and so unintelligent. These forces are pushing humanity further and further towards the edge of collapse, pushing humanity to overuse the world even more—heedless of the signs that many thresholds have already been passed.

Those who are visionary and who can see what is coming over the horizon are condemned as being negative, unspiritual or doomsday people. Your visionaries are discarded, ignored or vilified while everyone continues to devastate the world, to deplete its resources and to diminish its future possibilities.

While there are great sources of energy that humanity has not yet discovered, it is a long way from discovering them, and it will have to survive the Great Waves of change even to have a chance of discovering them.

The transition period to a new stability in the world will be long and very difficult. It is not impossible. In fact, it must happen. But do not think that it will happen in and of itself. Do not think that technology alone will make it possible.

The Great Waves of Change, Chapter 9, The Great Waves Prophecy. Join the Free School to prepare for a rapidly changing world.

2 Responses to "Pushing Humanity to the Edge"

  1. Kenneth Heck Posted on February 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    This is such a true thought. The higher mankind goes in aggrandizing itself, the lower it will fall – try to imagine living without electricity, without oil and gasoline for autos, and without any familiarity in growing food. It will take more than technology to survive – it will take divine intervention to save the minimum number of humans so that the species will continue on. As is said, it will be like the days of Noah, except the animals won’t make it as easily; large numbers of animal species will become extinct, especially those in the wild. Of course, there is some merit in saving the DNA of every species possible, including that of humanity.

  2. Tom Christoffel (@tomchristoffel) Posted on February 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    The people of the world are adapting – in this Ted Talk an architect shows how the people of Tijuana are using the castoffs of San Diego to build a more sustainable urban environment as well as how immigrants to California are adapting suburban sprawl with in-fill to achieve a more human, less consumption oriented community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG-ZeDqG8Zk

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