After language and measure have labeled and quantified the world, and science made it an object, the next step is to turn it into a commodity. Chapter Four describes the vast consequences of the conversion of all wealth (social, cultural, natural, and spiritual) into money. Phenomena as diverse as the dissolution of community, the weakening of friendship, the rise of intellectual property, the shortening of attention spans, the professionalization of music and art, and the destruction of the environment have a common source in our system of money and property, which in turn arises from (and reinforces) our self-conception as discrete and separate beings in an objective universe of others. To simply try to stop being so greedy will never be enough, because selfishness is built in at an impossibly deep level. This selfishness, however, is not "human nature", but rather human nature denied, human nature contorted by our misconception of who we are.
This is a must see! We need to do something different concerning the economy.
Charles wrote an awesome book with this info and more in it. It's available online, full text at
Fabulous! Wishing the best for Christopher Hitchens!
every photo in this flickr stream is awesome! but not big enough though.
Ultimate guide to tiny homes..resources etc
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From the page: "Smart TV' manufacturers hope to connect with viewers"
A Netflix Button on PS3 the future of TV? YEs! goodbye cable tv!
Disappointed after seeking god in the typical Christian disciplines of prayer, study, and worship, Tyler decides his spiritual journey is a failure and looks to discover another path to the Divine. He draws a connection between Jesus teachings that we must change and become like little children. and also be born again to experience the kingdom of heaven. Taking the Bible literally, he turns to his four-year-old daughter, Elizabeth for ways to change and become as close to an infant as an adult can, and realizes her innocent heart is rooted in her childlike attention to the present moment, while his thoughts, on the other hand, are clouded by grown-up fears of the past and future.