Saturday, August 11, 2012

Less is More

Many problems in the world seem to be because of 'want' of enough, or want of more than enough--Certainly we have basic 'needs' that should be met- clean; air, water, food, which unfortunately is becoming a rarer thing these days... -As far as 'animal agriculture' is concerned--it is not necessary for feeding mouths, perhaps if we planted more 'food forests' and 'fruit forests' --and leave the animals alone, we would accomplish more than simply lamenting the fact the pain and suffering that hunger and drought or other environmental factors have wrought in many parts of the world.  Certainly 'conventional' agriculture --is not the answer, has not helped in this regard,in fact it could be said--it has been the 'problem'-- nor has animal agriculture which for many reasons i won't go into, is wrong,--a return (or a start) to a plant-based, more nature-like, integrative agricultural system (i.e. forested) seems to be the only real solution to the world's 'food' problems.  I know one thing, it is only by listening to nature--that we can work in harmony with her-- the predominating use of relying on 'animals' in agriculture in many parts of the world, exemplifies man's ignorance of this concept--leave the animals alone, plant fruit forests, sounds simple, but maybe it could be a start or a solution to a global problem.  And also a way to return to abundance, vs. scarcity.  True abundance is not only about getting 'needs' met, whether nutrition or clean water, etc..it is about realizing what we can live without...also, (i.e. junk food, bad/ unnatural agricultural practices, animal agriculture, etc)  Many people know more about these things than me--how to create abundance or forested systems even in 'harsh' environments--- Truly, modern 'cities' seem to be the harshest environments to me these days--with such pollution and lack of natural atmosphere, noise pollution, etc, ---We have to admit, these are dying systems--faulty from the start, and re-integrate NATURE into our 'systems' or we will invariably and undoubtedly fail at attaining any sort of harmony between our real needs, and the resources available.  We will also fail at perhaps even existing beyond the current century--at this current catastrophic rate of destroying, and ignoring nature.  If nature is given a chance, even the tiniest one--it can do many miracles, all man has to do, is give it a little help,  Man only has to understand this, vs. seemingly always working against it.  Perhaps that is the greatest 'obstacle' of all.  But it is far worse to hold onto something that doesn't work--never worked in the first place, and will never be 'good' for humanity or animals or nature or anything else--that path is certain ruin.  Following nature--Nature's path--there is at least a chance of harmony.  Admitting what man's real 'needs' are, seems to be his stumbling block.  Man tends to want more than he actually needs most of the time---MUCH of this is compounded by incessant advertising/propaganda telling man he needs this this and this to be happy, and modern societies 'acceptance' of the exploitation and ignoring of 'nature' --..I do not know if society has always been like this, but truly i believe we live in the most foolish of times.   If people wish to succeed---at actually living on a planet with abundant food, clean air, clean water, abundant natural resources, less health problems, less reliance on 'man's foolish meddling, and 'inventions' --many of which do more harm than good--we have to
wake up,...Does this mean throw everything away and return to the forest?  If that suits you, ok, but
for most people this is not necessary, only the perception needs to change, how we are doing things today is not working, we need a new nature-based--nature-inspired-model, and we need it yesterday--Nature shows its resilience in a single seed....If planted and sprouted it grows into a tree, bears fruit, and sustains life, Where else in the cosmos can you find such a miraculous thing?  Mars?  No trees there, nor fruit.  We need to be focused on what is real HERE FIRST,  Or we will never make it 'out there' . 

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