Making the world into a better place.
Actually what it means is making ourselves see life differently and put more emphasis on well being of all humans not just our personal bank accounts.
"Mul valutab pea, nagu oleks eile proovinud sõita skeiti
kuid seda põhjustanud tegelt mitu appdeiti,
mis ühiskond XP installinud mu ajju
häkkinud mu hinnangutesse ning ajatajju"
[Öökülm - Regulaarne maavärin]
free form translation:
My head hurts like i had tried skating
but its caused by updating
of XP that society has installed in brain
hacked in my judgment and perception of time.
This small batch of lyrics from Estonian hip-hop artist truly describes the notion of importance of education in how we live as human beings.
There has been a multitude of different forms of societies in the past which have considered themselves to being superior in form of governance and the basic laws on which they existed.
Today the main law seems to be "economic growth" which is promised to bring better standards of life to everybody.
I truly and utterly recent to that idea. There is no way that ever growing fossil-fuel-based economy will support sustainability. But we are like machines of consumption in pursuit of more and more stuff to keep up with the pace of the growth which actually takes away personal freedoms, gives wealth to richest, creates inequality and is guarded highly by those who possess the power to do so.
I believe that in some time the current order of capitalism will follow the destiny of all other previous -ism's. The social movement towards a more sustainable life hopefully will start from the collaborative innovative solutions leveraged from kind of sites like massidea.org or other web 2.0 revolutions like youtube, fb, twitter. We see the effects of the possibilities these services provide already in some north-African countries but this wave of releasing ourselves to new world will shake even our own fundamentals in the "western civilization".
Of course we should not blame ourselves in the way that we live - we were brought up like this. But as part of evolution we can be part of the change and bring up our descendants free of obligations to economic growth.
"Its possible to change this world
revolutionize the boys and girls
its possible to educate the next generation
ever rule the world someday now"
[dubfx - love someone]
Modified 2011-03-31 07:58:23
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
A movie that that can not be described, you just have to see it:
Guns Germs And Steel ep 1-3
Kevin Kelly: Technology's Epic Story
Dub FX - Love Someone
Dub FX - Society Gates
Öökülm - Regulaarne Maavärin
SIN & MC Busta - Break the Circle
Opportunity: Improve the quality of life for every single being on the planet earth!
Threat: Those who possess the power wont give it up and start unnecessary campaigns against social movement