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Old 02-20-2009   #1
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Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change

I have just begun to read a book called "Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change." The author addresses one of the most challenging "human predicaments" of our time.

It's an eye opener! I highly suggest checking it out.

Read the first 100 or so pages here for free.

My favorite quote, so far...

"Nature is going to require reduction of human dominance over the world ecosystem. The changes this will entail are so revolutionary that we will be almost overwhelmingly tempted instead to prolong and augment our dominance at all costs.... The paramount need for a post-exuberant humanity is to remain human in the face of dehumanizing pressures. To do this we must learn somehow to base exuberance of spirit upon something more lasting than the expansive living that sustained it in the recent past. But, as if we were driving a car that has become stuck on a muddy road, we feel an urge to bear down harder on the accelerator and to spin our wheels vigorously in an effort to power ourselves out of the quagmire. This reflex will only dig us deeper. We have arrived at a point in history where counter-intuitive thoughtways are essential."

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talk about true change!
thanks for this marko. this is brilliant, exactly what i have been looking for.
time to kill the internet habit. wasting to much energy.
peace luke give me a call this weekend.
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My cup of tea, but it'll have to wait for my summer reading list.
Marko: Add to yours Blinkby Gladwell, and especially read How We Decide.
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That seems interesting, I'll have to order it. In that same vein, you should check out 1491 when you get a chance. Its a truly mind blowing read.
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