The Architecture of Life: Forget the Planet - Seven: We Have the Power!

The Architecture of Life - Christopher K. Travis

Friday, October 19, 2007

Forget the Planet - Seven: We Have the Power!

(Final post of seven related posts)

An environmental holocaust does not have to happen.

Changing how we think and live to face the reality of a global perspective is a big change, and a complex problem, but there is no reason we cannot do it. Human beings have proven over and over that their abilities are limitless.

The only things that have ever stopped us are our own self-imposed limitations.

Every great teacher in all the history of man has taught this. Tens of thousands of us prove this ever day. Millions have worked together to prove it many times down through history.

Individually we may not have the power to deal with global issues, but as communities we have all me need and more. We can change, and on the timescale of the planet, change quickly.

Just in this century, we have changed the face of the globe in a hundred ways.

People are more free and there is more justice. There is enough food to feed us all. We live lives beyond the imaginations of our great-grandparents.

We are great dreamers, and we have the power to make our dreams come true.


We do not have to do it all at once.

Imagine that you are traveling across the country at night. On the highway, your headlights only show the surface of the road two hundred feet in front of you.

That is a day in your life.

You cannot see your destination. It is far away. But you do not have to see it to know it is there.

We can dream, and from those dreams we have created every miracle that surrounds us.

All we have to do is keep our destination in mind, force our leaders to accept that same goal with our votes and voices, use the power of our purchases and our portfolios to turn the business sector towards responsible actions, and innovate like crazy.

And if there is one thing human beings have a genius for, it is innovation.

The answers are much more likely there than in slogans and T-shirts.

So if you want to survive, vote with your voice, vote with your money, vote with your ballot, but most of all, vote with your will and your imagination.

After a long journey on dark road we will arrive at a world where human beings understand their niche on this rare and blessed world.

We will be able to turn off our headlights because the sun will rise and a whole new day will come.


Chris Travis said...

Hey folks. This is the last post of an seven installment story. This will make a lot more sense if you start with the first post...and it will be funnier.