Patience is a virtue, and it is one of many that we need to adopt as part of our very beings and usher in a new standard of the 'moral self'. We need to have the patience to wait for the bus, and the courage to stand against injustice no matter the cost.
How are we suppose to move into an age of sustainability when massive corporations such as FIFA allow countries with no infrastructure and a growing poverty and drug crisis to spend millions in order to hold a football tournament? It's no big surprise that McDonalds has jumped on this injustice to make a quick buck.
"Now, I don't know about you, but I don't think the primary purpose of your life, of my life and the entirety of the human race's is just to blindingly consume to support a failing economy and a faulty system. Forever and ever until we run out of every resource and have to resort to blowing each other up to ensure our own survival. " -Rou Reynolds
As we realise that unsustainable practices are no longer as cost effective maintain, we move into a time of innovation. One of the more interesting ideas being generated lately is that of solar roadways. But one must think, why did it take us this long to get here?
The idea is that we as people are born with some sense of morality bestowed upon us. This is then either developed as we grow older or forced out of us through circumstances we can not choose. We must choose the path that we walk and how we act as it is those actions that define who we are.
The world is still set in it's ways of a messiah leadership, waiting for it's eco-saviour, (kind of like it's own version of Superman), to come along and make sustainability easy. We need to be the change that we want to see in the world, not wait for someone else to bring it to our entitled laps.
Diamonds are one of the best examples of the blind men test showing a systems failure. They are realistically worth nothing as the market hyper-inflates the price by restricting supply. They have also made it the norm as symbols of love or appreciation. We need to make our own decisions and not let the proverbial "man" dictate us.
The damage we have caused is irreversible. The oceans are rising and natural disasters are getting more frequent. We can't go back to how the Earth used to be but what we can do is limit the amount of further damage we cause by becoming carbon neutral.
We all live in the same society and on the same planet, yet some of us are barely given what we need to survive while others get all that they could want. inequality is detrimental to our world as we lose so many of the Nikola Teslas and Mother Teresas that we could learn from as they develop our societies with the right values.
If a rich person is caught with illegal drugs, it's a scandal and we feel bad for them. However, if a "poor" person is caught with illegal drugs, it's a crime and we demonise them. This is one of the issues of inequality as we treat the rich and famous as gods. We need to stop making stupid people famous.
Economic recessions are a part of "the way things work" as we are taught in economics. This shows that there the system is faulty. If your car stopped working every now and then, you would either get a new one or get it fixed. This is what we need to do with "the system".
Biomimicry is the concept that we should mimic nature in the way that it harnesses energy. Like the way that trees branch out and use chlorophyll to absorb solar energy. As nature grows and expands, it provides for other living creatures. Something we do not
Step 2 of the 4 system condition of society states that in order to truly become sustainable, we need to remove synthetic chemicals and compounds especially those that do not break down easily.