Why You Need Social Justice and Sustainable Living
Everyone wants pretty much the same things in life. Most of
us want to feel safe, with food on the table and a secure, pleasant home. We
want love and we want happiness and we want freedom.
How do we achieve such things for everyone? The population
of the world is increasing and the resources are finite. Can we create a system
which delivers the basics of a good life to all or do we settle for a some have
and some don’t model?
In fact we have no choice. As soon as some have and some don’t
you have a recipe for instability. The don’t haves will want to be the haves
and the haves will be desperate not to become the don’t haves. Feeling safe and
secure will go out of the window.
We have to create a world which aims to offer everyone
decent food, clean water, clean air and housing as well as the freedom to be
creative, to learn, to follow their interests and talents. With the right approach,
the birth rate will fall automatically. With invention and will we can live
sustainably on this planet.
We may not achieve this goal 100% but it is nonetheless what
we need to be striving for. There may be various solutions available but if
this is not the basic goal then it is unlikely it will create the answer. The
model of trickle down free market capitalism has failed; the model of
totalitarian communism has also failed. The model of sustainable living and
social justice has not yet been tried.
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