Einstein was right. Today’s sophisticated social issues really can’t be solved with the same kind of thinking that created them. Why, then, do we persist in trying to fix things with “newer,” “better” and more sophisticated ways of thinking which only backfire and create new problems?
At the risk of sounding like a bumper sticker, we propose, “If All Else Fails, Read The Instructions.” If solutions are what we’re after, what do we have to lose by considering some timeless, practical, simple and direct ways of thinking that actually work?
“The whole world situation is degrading because people are not producing their own food. This is the problem, the real problem. . .”
". . . I was surprised that Tokar, in his critique of centralized farming, was silent about its basic tool of destruction: the petroleum-powered tractor. . ."
When we set out to use others as instruments for our own enjoyment, we change them into objects. In the process, we depersonalize ourselves.
Advocates of doctor-assisted suicide say its purpose is to end the pain that often comes with diseases like terminal cancer. But does it really end the pain?
"Watching mother cow and father bull become man’s meat—horrible as it was—left no doubt about the connection between slaughter(houses) and war."
"Artificial 'counseling' for the spiritually blind so that they can rush headlong toward death with a ludicrous 'inner peace' is not the solution to the problem of evil."