I had the privilege of interviewing Duane Elgin on the show last week. He’s sat on Presidential councils and is a leading voice globally around the subject of our collective future. He’s awesome.
A topic that came up is one that I found quite compelling. The assertion is that humanity is now in its adolescent stage. Most people in the progressive health, green, and conscious capital movements are trying to have “adult” conversations with a culture that can’t quite hear it yet. That’s a problem since the icebergs are melting and the population is growing rapidly. In fact, Duane mentions that a modern urban planning nightmare lies in planning for 7 million NEW PEOPLE coming into this world monthly. That means we need the equivalent of a new Los Angeles each month to house all the people coming in.
The challenge? Too many people care about the Kardashians and what Trump said last night about somebody else’s hair. They are following child-like conversations because that’s where they are at.
Understanding how to broach the conversation and meet people where they’re at is an important piece of this wisdom and anyone trying to make a difference on the planet should heed Duane’s advice on this.
The mark of maturity is learning to live with different perspective and not freaking out that someone disagrees with us. That’s fine- its what a democratic society is built around. Trying to help people who aren’t ready to hear it is a challenge but there’s no point in yelling at them.
How would you coax a teenager to do what’s in their best interest when they can’t see it clearly yet?
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