Buckminster Fuller famously said: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Well, maybe not “never.” Sometimes it does help to give the existing reality a nudge or two. But that alone, while possibly causing change, will not necessarily bring about life-enhancing change. In this time of all-systems breakdown and breakthrough, The Next System Project is doing just that, coming up with holistic, systemic, ideas for how we might evolve our human-created systems to be more in alignment with Earth, with Life.
And as an added surprise bonus (surprise to me, anyway), while searching for Bucky’s quote above, I stumbled upon the following, which rings true and sings to my heart:
I live on Earth at present,
and I don't know what I am.
I know that I am not a category.
I am not a thing -- a noun.
I seem to be a verb,
an evolutionary process --
an integral function of the universe.
--- R. Buckminster Fuller