The Earth is Full
March 4, 2012

http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_gilding_the_earth_is_full.html

Regarding the above video link…

As terrifying as this prospect is, I have been hoping for it: The world can’t continue to sustain in the manner and direction it’s been progressing!  We need this crisis in the biggest way to shake our cages and drive us to action.  In spite of it, I am hopeful.  I believe that, like no other time in history, we have the right balance of intelligence and creativity and communication and that we will be able to come together to manifest a newer, better vision for ourselves.  We are on the precipice of something terrifying, that’s true, but also of something tremendously marvelous for ourselves and our world.  I welcome the challenges this crisis will bring because I believe that in the end, it will bring respect and honour for one another, our planet and the recognition that life is of incredible value.
 I’d also like to add that even though I wish we could move into this better vision without a crisis, I think we as a species need it and for two reasons: to get our absolute and undivided attention and also in the aftermath to keep ourselves forever vigilant and mindful of our future decisions and actions.   Having something catastrophic as a reminder may help to keep us in check in the future.  That, at least, is my hope.