(pt1) Returning to Blogging

Let me first apologies for my absence. Last August I had to undergo a Laminectomy and I’ve had a hard recovery that has prevented me from working on the computer. But now I’m feeling fit enough to start blogging again.

Many of you know that I have been writing a book entitled Cosmopoly. What I want to start providing is an introduction to the concepts within my book because I want to start a dialog about how we can reorganize ourselves to meet the new problems that we now face and will continue to face in the future.

We are in one of those times in human history where the ways that things where done in the past are being replaced by how things will need to be done in the future. We are being forced to redefine ourselves according to the new situations that we are increasingly finding ourselves in. Where this will lead to and how we will get there will depend on how we interact with one another in trying to achieve our common concerns and interests. For the first time in human history the world will be what we make of it. We have the power within ourselves to remake the world in our own image.

Are we a “We” Society or a “Me” Society?

If we are to survive as a human species, then we need to start looking at ourselves as members of the human species. Our common problems are now global problems that we are facing together.  Our problems are interlinked and can only be resolved in a global manner. But our institutions are national in character and, therefore, are able to see the world only according to their national interests. We live in a “me and mine” society and what we need is a “we and our” society.

A “we” society would be one in which we would see ourselves as extensions of each other. In a “we” society we grow as a result of one another not in spite of one another.  In a “we” society we would see ourselves in terms of our similarities to one another instead of our differences. This would make our differences our human variety and a sign of our human capability.