We do what’s easy and attractive

 

We do what’s easy and attractive, so why not work with it?

As a society, we have organized ourselves so what’s easy and attractive to do is often harmful for the larger social and ecological whole. These designs made sense when they were created, many of them during the industrial revolution, but they don’t make sense anymore. So instead, we can organize ourselves so what’s easy and attractive to do is beneficial for ourselves, the larger social and ecological whole, and future generations. We can, for instance, tax use of natural resources instead of work, and include the real social and ecological cost in the price of products and services. It’s not only possible, it’s essential that we do it.

As an individual, I can work with the same dynamics. I do what’s easy and attractive. For instance, as long as I believe (perceive) there is something positive in beliefs, I’ll go into beliefs. So here, I can inquire into the dynamics of beliefs and find what’s actually going on. When I see and feel the discomfort inherent in beliefs and contrast this with the comfort inherent in reality – in not knowing, no foothold, being experience etc. then I’m naturally drawn to the latter.

Note: Many posts these days are explorations of something Adya has mentioned. This one also fits with our approach when I did sustainability work a while back.

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  • we do what’s easy and attractive
    • in sustainability, society
      • redesign so what’s good for the whole is easy and attractive here and now, don’t even think about it
    • and internally
      • inquiry, clear on the dynamics of beliefs
      • see/feel the discomfort inherent in beliefs/escape, and the comfort in reality – not knowing, no foothold, being experience etc.
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We do what’s easy and attractive.

So why not work with it?

In terms of sustainability and society, we have right now organized ourselves so what’s easy to do is often harmful for ourselves and the larger social/ecological whole. So we naturally do it. Instead, we can organize ourselves so what’s easy and attractive to do supports ourselves, the larger social and ecological whole, and future generations. When it becomes so easy that we do it without effort and without having to think about it, we do it. And it’s fully possible for us to organize ourselves in this way in terms of economy, production, transportation, food, health and so on. There are already many examples out there.

In terms of ourselves, it’s the same. We follow what’s easy and attractive. For instance, as long as I believe there is something positive in beliefs, I’ll go into beliefs. So here, I can inquire into the dynamics of beliefs and find what’s actually going on. When I see/feel the discomfort inherent in beliefs and the comfort inherent in reality – in not knowing, no foothold, being experience etc. then the latter is what I am naturally drawn to.

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