I recently came across a book called “If mayors ruled the world” by Benjamin Barber, which boldly advocates an intriguing idea of a world ruled by cities, by distributing power of federal and state governments to a government of cities, thereby empowering them for their own good and easing overall governance of the world.
A nature’s artwork, that needs to preserved.
Our home is changing. Apparently, its not because of the reasons we may consider natural or inherent that have attributed to change in our planet’s anatomy over millions of years, but the force instigating this change is, Us. Anthropocene, the age of humans, the greatest force this rock has ever witnessed. We are affecting the ecology faster than any natural sources like volcanoes or the sun, in reality we are affecting the core features of our environment that have instigated and supported life since the beginning. Our actions could be indirectly actuating the changes to occur in convolution. We as a race have a choice in deciding the fate of our world and our own, and we must make it count to preserve everything.
Human race is a young civilization. From our retrospective analysis, we can clearly see that we have a tendency to be reactive than being proactive. Along with our subconscious instinct, we learn from experiences and build our intuition based upon them, saving it for later use in all decision making. There is a divide in our use of the conscious and subconscious brain, our ability to consciously access the subconscious is quite limited. Now with the rise of the digital world and greater human population, there is already a debate on the effect of the former on our power to focus and maintain attention. The focus on the external has become so pervasive that even the widespread social networks connecting billions today, are leaving people disconnected with their self and immediate environment. Continue reading