I really appreciate this. Lately I have been seeing so many ways society is currently failing most people-and at the same time so many ways that people can reconfigure society to meet all of our needs, without waiting for government, corporations or “leaders” to fix things.
If we step outside the old paradigm of power-over and into the new paradigm of power-within a whole range of creative options appears. When we do this collectively and work together to open up new options, it really could be endless.
Check out Yes! magazine online for some great examples of people and communities who are already doing this, and have been-revitalizing inner cities, turning “troubled” teens into assets to their communities, creating new ways of interacting and meeting their needs that no longer rely on corporations or governments.
At the moment, everyone in my immediate family is unemployed, by society’s standards. This means that no one has an official j-o-b, in which they work for someone. I couldn’t be more thrilled, especially for my children who, as Indigos, have tried really hard to fit into the regular, ‘normal’ job world and it just didn’t work for them. It never worked for me either and after six layoffs in eight years I decided to pursue another path. But while ‘unemployed’ is what this is called, everyone is working, although their gifts, talents, time and energy resources are not being managed by someone else.
We’re in the midst of a significant societal transformation that is changing the world of work, how work is defined, what counts as work and how we view our work day and work world. For many of us, whom I’ll call ‘older’ Indigos, work…
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