– Heartwood Path Waypoint 1.10 –
Note What Went Well Today
Despite the occasional criticisms of such doomsday rhetoric, despite how poorly such words are taken by the political elite, by technologists, and by the academic establishment, our global situation demands that we recognize the scope of our problem and no longer turn solely to technology alone, or science alone, or religion alone, for the fix. We need to develop the people who can give us the best sort of ethos to guide us, even if we use technology, science and religion as part of the solution. Unless “we better understand our own behavior and how to change it, we will not use sophisticated technological solutions when and if they become available” (Winter and Koger, 2004, p. 21).
A recognition of this need leads naturally to three questions: What sort of eco-centric elders do we need? How do we produce more of them? What is the sort of ethos that is required for human happiness and ecological sustainability? By the end of the Heartwood Path you will be able to answer each of these questions.
Continue by doing an activity aimed at helping you address two of the biggest obstacles to the development of behaviors that help yourself and the world thrive: anger and bitterness.