Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Wright observes with unrelenting eloquence that our planetary civilization lives precariously, far beyond its means. "Hope drives us to invent new fixes for old messes," he acknowledges, neither claiming nor wanting to be a prophet. We certainly have the tools for change and remediation; we also know what our ancestors did wrong and what happened to them. We're faced, our author observes, with two choices: either do nothing--what he calls "one of the biggest mistakes"--or try to effect "the transition from short-term to long-term thinking." --Ted Whittaker
Ok, a very, very good friend of mine--Dave--sent me this book last year and both DH and I have finally finished it (only 130 pages long). It is well thumbed--scary as hell because I really can't see us (human beings) changing our ways that much. However, there is always hope!! In the spirit of spreading the word and learning the valuable lessons that history has to teach us, I'm going to pass this copy on to anyone who wants it. It is dogeared because I am a page turner by nature.
You just have to promise to pass it on when you are done. I'll try and get another copy and pass that on too.