When you have to make choices.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This post is the nineteenth in a series of posts about a reflection on our ability to socially evolve. These posts should be read in the order of their publication. For example, starting with the 6th would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
So, the higher our standard of living, the further we move away from reality, the more the population is spread out in that distance between us, and the more we risk hurting ourselves if the structure weakens to the point of giving way.
This is why the social pact is so important. It is the glue, the mortar that keeps the whole structure intact. The more complex we make our society, the more complex it will be to maintain. A farmer grows his land and feeds his family. This same farmer now feeds two families by specializing in agriculture, while his neighbor takes care of constructing and repairing the structures. The two families’ houses become more beautiful and more complex as the carpenter can spend his time on this work, but he increases his dependence on the farmer. If the farmer dies, a replacement is vital for both families to survive. And that’s how life goes.
With each role we add to our system, we need to ask ourselves whether that role is essential and ensure that a back-up is in place in the event of failure. The farmer can feed several families while he is able, but will cause starvation or even death if he does not plan a replacement.
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on November 4, 2020 by Coach Danny