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"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Albert Einstein

Living on Earth as if we want to stay

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If personal security is threatened by an economic crisis with undertones of the climate and energy issues, what does it all mean for the children and grandchildren?

While humans are a gifted creature, finding our way out of the present situation requires that we acknowledge how the world has changed.

For forty years, Mike Nickerson has been studying the problems and solutions of our times. His study, from outside of institutional molds, reveals how societies change. Nickerson will be the guest of [[ name of host ]] [[ place and time ]] where he will facilitate a discussion based on his book "Life, Money & Illusion; Living on Earth as if we want to stay."

In his book, Nickerson explores the implications of attempting perpetual growth on our finite planet. He also outlines ways in which we can adapt to what he calls the maturation of the human species. "There is a time for growing and there is a time for mature responsibility," he says. "The human family is at the threshold of a new era and we are feeling adolescent angst as we pine for the carefree growth of childhood."

In the same ways that life doesn't end with individual maturity, there are vast opportunities awaiting a post-growth society. To come of age as a society, however, we have to deal with the "growth hormone" that makes the economy ill when it is not expanding. The first step is to choose between the goal of long-term well-being and that of perpetual expansion. It is a Question of Direction.

Come, join us for a presentation and discussion about how we could recreate mutual provision (the economy) in a way that can provide for countless generations to come.

More information available at: http://www.SustainWellBeing.net


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