Scaring Doesn’t Work – Focus on Better! 👍🏻

Energy and Environment
James Hansen’s controversial sea level rise paper has now been published online

For years I have been hearing about problems associated with sea level rise. It seems they are trying to scare us into action. Scaring however has been shown time and time again when removed by time, it doesn’t work. Scaring may create an immediate reaction but it does not lead to the long-term change and dedication needed. Movement toward a better outcome and a better world – something everyone desires – does manifest commitment, adherence, and better performance.

Of course a sea level rise would be a problem, however, instead of focusing on what to do make a better world, most of these articles, including one linked above, focuses on who agrees or does not agree this will happen. Who cares? If it happens we all lose, nobody benefits. Instead why don’t we think about how to make things better in ways that are helpful to enabling everyone and everything to benefit.

As I learned last week and posted here, we have the technology and know how to have a better world without reliance on fossil fuels, what many say is the main culprit  in global warming.  My point, however is that even if all the experts are wrong and it is not fossil fuels that are causing the problem, the solution toward a more democratized, stable, fulfilling world is more likely if we decarbonize our economy. Why shouldn’t we move in that direction to make things better.

In other words, lets stop arguing about what is the cause and instead just focus our efforts on how to generate comprehensive benefits by creating interactions so everyone and everything benefits. This means creating all good or the practice of paneugenesis with selfish, selfless, synergy (described in video below). I look forward to how we can create more good, not just less bad – also in previous post. Make it a great day, year, life! If you want to learn more, you can review this longer presentation.

Be Well’r,
Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!

Being More than Just Humane – Create Better

In a powerful TED presentation, “The World Becomes What You Teach” Zoe Weil talks about how schooling is needed to fix problems.

I thank Chris Hirschler for recommending her presentation, especially her idea of changing debates from being about a problem where sides argue about who is right or wrong to being about developing a solution. To me we should take her idea one step further by changing the starting point from a problem to solve to a vision to create. As described in previous posts (here, here and others), we must start by operationalizing an idealized outcome. Operationalize means to make it so we are all seeing it clearly and idealized outcome means something better than could be now.

My other contention with her presentation is outcome of being humane. Humane is great and expected – it is a 0 or status quo, we can be better. As the late Steve Jobs used to say, “I want to make a dent in the universe”. We all want to do that, we all want to make the world better because then we all get to enjoy a better existence and feel good for having contributed to that better world – which of course makes us feel better. With this in mind, Fixing problems is not enough, we must make it better, or +3 as outlined in this video.

I look forward to hearing about how you make YOUR dent in the universe that generates comprehensive benefits by helping creating interactions so everyone and everything benefits.

Be Well’r,
Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!