Averting Civil Collapse

I often need to  frame my discussions in the broad context. We are value generators relentlessly pursuing top return on investment in a layered framework of valued options. There is no value without truth, and no truth without meaning. Meanings are based on placing the foreground against background context. I will continue and try harderContinue reading “Averting Civil Collapse”

Beginning of the End or End of the Beginning?

Worst Case Scenario:Critical anchoring ideas may become dislodged from our shared worldviews causing disordered thinking and profound chaos Just toying with some ideas. I am not trying to scare anyone. I merely suggest a level of preparedness for more to come. Maybe there is a solution if we admit the problem.⁠We live within a semanticContinue reading “Beginning of the End or End of the Beginning?”

Thanksgiving and Mental Illness Awareness

Giving appreciation and forgiveness have both been shown to promote mental health, well-being and happiness. Consider and appreciate the biggest miracle gift of all. You and I exist. No one can explain that. We cannot even comprehend the alternative — that nothing at all exists. By default, nothing should exist, not even space and time.Continue reading “Thanksgiving and Mental Illness Awareness”

The Importance of Political Diversity and Integration

There are no two identical things anywhere in the universe – if you look closely enough. Life depends on the integration of diversity in our DNA, cells, tissues, organs and the whole being, as well as the social systems and ecosystems in which we are embedded. Throughout the human population we have countless ways inContinue reading “The Importance of Political Diversity and Integration”

Dominators

A portion of the population has always been inclined to compete and to dominate. Sometimes its friendly play. Other times, its serious – very serious. In bygone days of competition between tribes this was important in gathering the team for combat to preserve your hunting grounds from invading neighbours. The hierarchy model adapted to commerce,Continue reading “Dominators”

Framing Public Policy

Framing Public Policy An intelligent discussion of public policy should begin with the broadest understanding of what public policy really is. Usually citizens, the media, public servants and politicians think of public policy in terms of general rules made by governments for decision making on specific issues of public interest.  The policies will guide notContinue reading “Framing Public Policy”