People who know the story criticize in disbelief the Easter Islanders who cut down the last trees on their island, leading to their extinction, while keeping busy erecting giant stone statues.
But how many of those same people are critical of world governments spending trillions to ease our banking crisis while those governments pinch pennies on solving the global climate change crisis and the impending energy crisis, which could both be similarly catastrophic, despite the earnest warnings of the best scientific minds in the world.
Comment by: Steven Earl SALMONY (Dec-20-2008) Web site
If the the predominant monoculture does not choose something different from the business-as-usual course it is so adamantly and relentlessly pursuing now; if the leaders of the family of humanity continue to keep doing precisely what they directing all of us to do now; and if we keep getting what we are getting now, then a likely outcome would be that Earth is turned into the likes of Easter Island.
Steven Earl Salmony AWAREness Campaign on the Human Population, established 2001
My lifelong pursuit, since age 18, has been to live more fully and find wisdom. This has involved studies with Zen masters, Tai Chi masters, and great psychotherapists while achieving my license as a gestalt therapist and psychoanalyst.
Along the way, I became aware of how the planet is under great stress due to the driven nature of human activity on this planet.
I believe that the advancement of human well-being will reduce societies addictive behaviors, and will thus also help preserve the environment and perhaps slow down the effects of global warming and other major threats to the health of human societies.