«What we have to do is not only ‘think small’, we have to think human. (...) What is beautiful are people, what is beautiful is the ecosystems and their integrity in which we live. What is beautiful is the soil which we share with the rest of the world of life. And particularly that special bit of soil in which we feel we have some degree of stewardship.»
All in there: Decentralization, Federation, Smalltech, Community, DIY ... Murray Bookchin in the 70ies. (thanks to who shared this previously!)
@tickfoot hmm. could make the course pay what you like with a default suggested payment amount and explanation as to why it's worth that and a comment that no judgement either way? This way people who are willing and able to pay can and those who aren't can still access?
@pixouls this is wild 😵💫! but on the other hand... I'm always impressed by the staying power of things like ✨super old programs✨ written in COBOL.
French Scientist's Photo of ‘Distant Star’ Was Actually Chorizo
'“According to contemporary cosmology, no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists anywhere but on Earth,” he said after apologising for tricking so many people.'
"Focus on what you can do and don’t worry too much about what you can’t. You can’t avert climate apocalypse, and that’s because it’s here."
Why I’m not a doomer (anymore)
From Ursula K. Le Guin:
“For we each of us deserve everything, every luxury that was ever piled in the tombs of the dead kings, and we each of us deserve nothing, not a mouthful of bread in hunger. Have we not eaten while another starved? Will you punish us for that? Will you reward us for the virtue of starving while others ate? No man earns punishment, no man earns reward. Free your mind of the idea of deserving, the idea of earning, and you will begin to be able to think.”
"People Hate the Idea of Car-Free Cities—Until They Live in One"
The junk-food effect
Every leaf and every grass blade on earth makes more and more sugars as CO2 levels keep rising, We are witnessing the greatest injection of carbohydrates into the biosphere in human history ― an injection that dilutes other nutrients in our food supply.
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