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The previous versions of my pronouncements for a sustainable world view required the survival of an individual and the groups of which they are a part, which suggests that they become a living part of as many remote niches as possible, such that when there is a collapse of one of their niches they will have another to which they may easily flee. But that becomes a problem because it means that they will be inserting themselves into a place where they are going to be consuming that other locality’s resources and will be rejected by some of those individuals who are already there consuming the resources of that place. Therefore, it is necessary for our individual to previously have entered into that location with some presentation of a value that they are bringing into that community and assert their right to present that new value. They must fit into the interstices between existing beings who are themselves already competing with the other co-inhabitants of this location who themselves are already struggling at that place, to the best of their abilities, to maximize their personal livelihood. All niches will have some spaces some of the time and it is at those times, and into those spaces, that our individual can enter, at least temporarily, as an accepted part of the community. Perhaps after they have visited for a few times, they can create an accepted permanent role for themselves.

Those are the abstract ideas laying the possibility for an individual or a group to insert itself into a new niche. It seems possible to insert these ideas into the just-published “2-striving to survive as individuals, families, societies, and species by welcoming opportunities to live in strange new places.” by changing it to, “2-striving to survive as individuals, families, and species by seeking opportunities to live and work in strange distant places.”

The words, “welcoming opportunities” was changed to “seeking opportunities” because finding new niches within which to live requires an individual’s effort as is implied in the word seeking. Whereas “welcoming opportunities” is passive and only requires their watching for things to fall into their possession. The word societies was dropped as being otiose and prolix as the word beside it, “families,” fills in well as it often refers to larger groups than close relatives. Changing the words new places to distant places is closer to the intent of the argument above, because the further one moves away from the deadly collapse of an existing niche where one was living the more likely their survival. An example of this would be to move from Germany to Tasmania in 1939 if one was Jewish.


Version #18

We find hope and give kindness by:

  1. —discovering the orderly nature of our Universe, so we can help ourselves and others benefit from all that is possible.
  2. —striving to survive as individuals, families, and species by seeking opportunities to live in distant places.
  3. —creating an ideally balanced human society, so you and I and everyone else can have a meaningful life in a sustainable world.
  4. —dedicating our wisdom to the great tradition of alleviating the suffering of all living beings.
  5. —helping one another use our abilities for our own and others’ well-being.
  6. —appreciating that we as a fellowship of people expressing diverse views are discovering wonderful new ways of living.
  7. —making a habit of clearly acknowledging other people and their need to love one another and our Universe.

That was an unexpected turn of my hope-filled world and yet it is obvious once stated.