Shifting from this current power structure into the right way of living with the planet would absolutely be revolutionary and radical. It would mean everything has to change, literally. How we transport ourselves, how often and how far we transport ourselves, how we get our food, how we earn money, how we take care of our families. There is no question that this is going to happen, the question is do we want to come willingly, or are we going to be dragged kicking and screaming while things are collapsing around us?
Journalist Dahr Jamail explains why saving what’s left of life on the planet is a moral calling we can’t leave to governments, what large-scale biophysical changes our environments will experience as the Earth’s ice melts away, and how everything must change within ourselves if we’re to survive this new world we’ve created through a history of destruction.
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This complements what I have been reading about Aristotle’s ethics, where we must hold ourselves to a high standard.
Yes, that makes a lot of sense. If I recall correctly, Aristotle was big on cultivation of self. Can you share more on this connection?
Look up Aristotle’s ethics on Google. Here, this is the one: https://www.iep.utm.edu/aris-eth/ Otherwise, if you can get ahold of this book: Loving The Fine, https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Fine-Virtue-Happiness-Artistotles/dp/0268034028 you may be triggered as I was. But, what I was thinking when I came upon the book was that the author was talking about the “fine” things in life that give us catharsis, like art and literature that give life meaning. As a creator, I know that the only point of my life is to tell the truth, and as an artist, to eloquently render the ideas that come to me. But, the book also, and perhaps more importantly talks about what would be the more beautiful thing to do, like not masturbating and get up and do what you should be doing. Time is short. What do you really want?