An open space for global conversation
Lindsay Newland Bowker brought the fact of declining general public support for #Occupy to us yesterday in a status post that was soon off the site's front page. She asked what it means. My thought is in my title for this blog.
We live in a time that mixes confusion concerning wants and needs with profusion of offers to satisfy both. Once someones complain or cry foul, people want to know what is available now that is better. They will give it a look. They will kick the tires. Unless it's not there, in which case they'll count to ten or one hundred, to cut a bit of slack.
In the land of Disney and Jobs, it seems to be the natural role of others to produce all that we don't produce (at our workplaces, if we're lucky). The division of labor works for extracting, processing, manufacturing, distributing, marketing and sales, but not for making a new society. That is work available and calling to every living human being.
I believe our project is to steadily convert the complaints and cries to a warm invitation to more in the way of being, less in the way of acquiring and trashing.