Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?

Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?

I used to think that Ignore/Denial/Smart responses were mutually exclusive endpoints in how we generally address very tough situations. Such as what’s happening today – chaos, power-madness, wars, disease, politics, … – and all proceeding unpredictably. No longer. I now see these as three essential process steps that can help each of us deal effectively – cope – with our own world mess.

First a Neolithic Revolution, Then an Industrial Revolution. What’s Next?

First a Neolithic Revolution, Then an Industrial Revolution. What’s Next?

Humankind moved from tribal hunter-gathers to agriculture-husbandry about 10,000 years ago in the Neolithic Revolution. Nothing much happened, except civilization’s history, for the next 9,700 years. Around 1750, the Industrial Revolution began, lasting until roughly 1850. A Second Industrial Revolution took place between 1850 and 1930. Things seem to have been rather revolting ever since, but where are we headed?