Finally, a book on climate & societal change that isn’t about the coming chaos, but about how we learn to live with the future. This is for people who love these kinds of books but even more, for people who hate them.
The system will not be overthrown: it will be overgrown. Here’s how.
The safest way to protect Nature is to return her to the Commons. Wherever people have lived in harmony with the land, at whatever time in history, it has been where there was no concept of private ownership of the natural world.
“Do you feel the promise in these perilous times? Do these times feel hopeful to you in some way? How can we capture the promise that lies within our present predicament?”
– Sharriff Abdullah, Creating a World that Works for All
“There is a river flowing very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore.”
– Hopi Elder, Oraibi, AZ, USA
“Don’t spend energy protesting an obsolete system. Rebuild the sustainable systems our ancestors knew.”
– Lyla June Johnston
“Humans could reconcile themselves with the planet, find a way to be useful and welcomed in the system, but we have disconnected ourselves, thinking that we are the intelligent ones. We can’t see that we are just part of an intelligent system.”
– Ernst Gotsch, founder of the Brazilian Agroforestry movement.