When we have to make do.
This is the seventh in a series of posts reflecting on the general decline of civility. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
We were talking about overpopulation and the first question that should have come to my parents’ minds when they thought about having children should not have been ecological or economic, but sociological. I say “should have” because we know very well that these kinds of questions usually come after the fact and are just a thinking exercise that leads nowhere. If we wonder about the control of the rights and freedoms of individuals at the present time, let’s imagine the complexity of psychologically accepting measures similar to those in China over the last 3 decades.
The question should therefore have been, “Will my children have a meaningful role to play?” What does that mean? As we have mentioned in previous posts, each individual has a role to play in their community. It is possible to create several communities, but they will remain limited in creating a surplus. Cities have made the accumulation of resources possible, creating functions to manage these surpluses and using these surpluses to create new definitions of comfort under the label of the new and the modern. This is how we find ourselves compacted on top of each other and where civility becomes an essential moderator of our impulses.
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on May 12, 2021 by Coach Danny