A meme is really any idea or behavior that spreads within a culture – from the notion of “innocent until proven guilty” to “liberty” to any of the other millions of concepts humans spread among themselves.
Coming from the Latin genui meaning to “to bring into being,” genius is when we consciously and intentionally birth something entirely new into being.
The change we want and need is happening – right now. We prove it to ourselves every time we find ourselves and others in the grips of outrage.
We can’t fix our systems. We have to evolve into new ones.
The world is a brilliant, wondrous place, so long as we judge it for what it is.
Tribalism is not a failed system. It’s just a limited system, one that is healthy and helpful to an extent and dangerous when taken to the extreme.
It’s up to us to define what it means to be human and to demonstrate that in action.
Genius is the act of creation, bringing something new into being that has never existed.
There have always been two types of people: 1) change agents who want to drive progress and 2) preservers who want to keep our many great accomplishments intact.
At its most fundamental level, Living Earth asks us to see our planet not as a big rock on which plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and other life have sprung up. Rather, Living Earth asks us to view the entire planet – and everything on it – as one big, living organism.
We are outraged at racism and sexism. But can we reframe the story to reveal possibility when before we saw hopelessness and despair?
Growing support for Trump’s ideas is not that they are becoming more popular. It is because those who hold them most dearly now feel more threatened – and therefore are getting louder – than ever.