Facing the Gravity of the Situation

I don’t dwell on negative news but sometimes feel it is important to read, and also to share. This article gives a horrific report of fish and wildlife kills due to extreme summer heat. This report comes from Australia but is just one example of ecosystems in crisis worldwide.

I share the author’s feeling about the reported mass die-offs of fish and wildlife:
“This is beyond disturbing. It should have been on the front pages of every newspaper and TV show across the globe. We should be discussing it in urgent, worried tones and devoting a huge amount of money to studying and fixing it. At a minimum, we should stop hauling more tiny fish and krill from the sea in an effort to at least stabilize the food pyramid while we sort things out.”

Fortunately, our positive actions can and do make a difference. Even if you don’t fully believe that, there’s no denying the happiness and peace of mind that comes from taking constructive actions on a daily basis. And knowing you are not alone; that there are many others who care.

The article also offers a useful nutshell summary of the pattern of societal collapse:

“Many people are expecting some degree of approaching collapse — be it economic, environmental and/or societal — thinking that they’ll recognize the danger signs in time. 

“As if it will be completely obvious, like a Hollywood blockbuster. Complete with clear warnings from scientists, politicians and the media.  And everyone can then get busy either panicking or becoming the plucky heroes. 

“That’s not how collapse works.

“Collapse is a process, not an event.”

Regarding the possibility of societal collapse, there are many many things we can do, individually and collectively, to boost our resiliency. In this blog and my book, I set out to demonstrate a resiliency-building approach to life. I hope you are finding my writings helpful.