Friday, 9 November 2012


"Living for the seventh generation"

Establishing a framework.

'What is the most important thing?'

To many, the answer is simple:

The children.

The future of the human race, the future of this world, depends entirely on how well we raise the next generation. That is our most important task. Everything else we deal with in life is secondary to that prime concern.

Those who do not follow this belief in practise as lifestyle are not working for the future of humanity and therefore are not working for humanity. Those working to serve other existing adult humans are also working for humanity.

The mark of how selfish a person or society is relates to ability to be giving, selfless, caring; to create a thriving community. Emotional wellbeing. The happiness of children. This relies on the happiness of adults. The ability to be giving, to radiate, a star; as opposed to be taking, a black hole. An easy metaphor. Loving is giving, it is not taking. A lifestyle based on provision of a loving environment for children to grow up in that they become loving adults in a loving community.

Olmec Stone Heads.

Here we see Worship of children as cultural mainstream.

Often misinterpreted as 'ball players' however no other Mesoamerican art depicting ball players shows them wearing rubber helmets nor with asiatic facial features.

Olmec stone heads depict toddlers with chubby baby faces wearing rubber helmets made from gum trees. Anyone involved in raising toddlers learning to walk and balance, is aware of how they inevitably fall and bump their heads.

Olmecs used rubber helmets to protect their childrens heads during this phase of development. They carved it into stone because this act speaks through time as a statement of their cultural focus. That their prime concern was the next generation; stonecarvings to remind this to the next generation, and the next, and the next - ad infinitum.
At this time of global change and cultural transition, it is time to remember this lesson from the past and to remember to live for the next generation. It is their world that we are borrowing. Do we nurture or destroy it? Do we provide for their needs?

It takes twenty years for a tree grown from seed to bear fruit. Human symbiosis with nature is designed this way.

The problem with 20th century industrial consumerist culture that we have inherited from disfunctional previous generation is that it is self-serving for immediate gratification.

"I have to pay my bills (to a fat corporation) therefore I do not have time for that." This statement summarizes the sickness.

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