Golden threads of a caring economy

New York air“Sustainable energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity, and a climate and environment that enables the world to thrive.” – Ban Ki-moon, September 2012

The nature of sharing from the American Indians way of being

“Children were encouraged to develop strict discipline and a high regard for sharing. When a girl picked her first berries and dug her first roots, they were given away to an elder so she would share her future success. When a child carried water for the home, an elder would give compliments, pretending to taste meat in water carried by a boy or berries in that of a girl. The child was encouraged not to be lazy and to grow straight like a sapling.”


The ‘casual vacancy’ and the American Dream seem to be running parallel lines as Americans recognize that the American dream has gone bung or more to the point never genuinely existed. Self determination and a desire to  owning the distance reaching and fulfilling the future of one’s capability has been diminished through a false belief in  brands  to determine people’s desire to be “better off”. Owning stuff has given a false image of self worth and self value in the world.


We need to engage with empathy“ this is a largely untapped response to how consumer societies  have evolved. However there are those who are evolving the practice of sharing key resources it is possible ya know. Below is a very successful example of resource sharing and lessening ones carbon foot print. An Australian company prey tell

The consumer world could well go to hell in clutch bag loved ones if we do not get a grip on the power and strength of creating a genuine culture of sharing. We now need to embrace something quite old fashioned share resources work collaboratively,  not compete in the market place to become “better off’ than the other, (as they say). We need to recognize there is room for all those who walk mother earth.. We need to change and evolve let go of narcissism control. seeing the other as a rival or a customer. We must revalue humanity and the ability to communicate negotiate and share.   

As long as we study what’s being bought as opposed to what’s being fulfilled, we’ll always come to the wrong conclusion,”

P Hawken

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” Eagle Chief (Letakos-Lesa) Pawnee