Mark Boyle's book, The Moneyless Manifesto, explores why making the transition beyond monetary economics is the zeitgeist of the Occupy generation, and how you can thrive with little (or no) money.
FOREWORD by Charles Eisenstein
"... That is why I believe Mark’s work has a significance beyond merely describing a more joyful, connected way of living. He is also contributing to the psychic groundwork of a new system – even if that system includes something we might call money. The revolution before us is only worth joining if it goes to the depths that Mark has explored: the surrender to the flow of life, the recognition of generosity as a core principle of human nature, the trust that as I give, so shall I receive. It is my hope that this book will deepen its readers’ belief in the possibility of such a world."
Change is constant, so obviously, our current conditions will not remain exactly the same. Rather, there are likely three possible futures related to these new affordances (this is a simplified argument but for real substance, check out Downes’ “Ten Futures“)
Hence, if you ask me: we've never needed Big New Ideas--transformative ideas about how to organize the economy, society, and polity--more. Like what? Like reinventing GDP. Like redesigning democracy. Like reimagining corporations. Like rebooting "work". Like revolutionizing our conception of what prosperity is and why it matters.
Without them, though GDP may "recover", the real economy will probably continue to stagnate. So the challenge for tomorrow isn't just about technology, but about what we can do with technology to create real, enduring, meaningful human value; the unmet challenge for tomorrow is about Big Ideas for better institutions. Or, if you like, institutions are the circuit boards of prosperity.
Five vital practices that integrate emotional, social, and ecological intelligence
With a goal of nurturing students to become ecoliterate, the Center for Ecoliteracy has identified five vital practices that integrate emotional, social, and ecological intelligence. They are described at greater length in our book, Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence (Jossey-Bass, 2012), from which the excerpt below is taken.
En función de mi trabajo de orientación a familias y educadores, rescato todo el video pero, muy especialente la relación entre la calidad de las interacciones y el poder del cerebro de nuestros niños y niñas.
Dejarlos llorar produce un estress tóxico que tiene como consecuencia desconexiones en su red neuronal.
No se trata de "estimularlos tempranamente" como quizás se pueda entender (mi inglés no es de primera) sino de que tenga una rica experiencia relacional.
Espero que pronto la pueda disponer con subtítulos en español.
BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks is a 10-minute film and accompanying TED Book (ted.com/tedbooks) from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new research on how to best nurture children's brains from Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child and University of Washington's I-LABS, the film explores the parallels between a child's brain development and the development of the global brain of Internet, offering insights into the best ways to shape both. Made through a new crowd-sourcing creativity process the Moxie team calls "Cloud Filmmaking," Brain Power was created by putting into action the very ideas that the film is exploring: the connections between neurons, networks, and people around the world.
Denver — Clay Shirky is one of the country’s most prominent Internet thinkers—“a spiritual guide to the wired set,” as The Chronicle Review put it in a 2010 profile of him. In his latest book, Cognitive Surplus, the New York University professor argues that a flowering of creative production will arise as the Internet turns people “from consumers to collaborators.”
Podría pensarse que, para que esta nota tuviera lugar aquì, este espacio debería llamarse "think different, taste de difference". Pero, al mismo tiempo, al leerlo, verán que el pensar y el vivir son fenómenos de una única ralidad compleja.
Lo que comparto está al final del artículo. pero vale la pena de principio a fin.
"And in a holistic quantum universe, cosmic order can serve as a model for human order. There is no conflict between a spiritual and a rational understanding of the world, and we can construct a world order based on cooperation, not competition, and on kindness, not aggression."
Guía para principiantes para crear 5 diferentes tipos de jardín
Creating “gardens of goodness” doesn’t take much, just a seed in warm, moist soil (nature does most of the hard work!). Annie's worked with the "Center for Ecoliteracy" http://www.ecoliteracy.org/ to develop the Creating Gardens of Goodness booklet to help teachers and parents plan and create sustainable gardens with their students and children—in any space or budget.
Un simple pero efectivo proyecto de arte público tiene la capacidad de hacer conciencia ... Se le pidió a la DDB China Group en crear publicidad para crear un cambio para el ambiente, cosas simples como caminar más y manejar menos.
A popular new film claims that a secret elite create our most troubling problems to advance a “global domination agenda.” Why Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, and other progressives are calling it “dangerously misguided.”...
... the Thrive movie and website are filled with dark and unsubstantiated assertions about secret and profoundly malevolent conspiracies based on an ultimate division between “us” and “them.” ...
This way of thinking has an allure, for it distracts and absolves us from the troubling truth that the real source of the problem is in all of us, and in the economic systems we have collectively produced. If the ills of the world are the deliberate intentions of malevolent beings, then we don’t have to take responsibility for our problems because they are being done to us. Thinking this way may provide the momentary comfort of feeling exonerated, but it is ultimately disempowering because it undermines our ability to be accountable for the way our own thoughts and actions help to create the environmental degradation and vast social inequity of the world in which we live. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote, “The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart.”
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