WELCOME TO YOUR NEW LIFE!
You are the cream of the crop. You have separated yourself into a group that will launch forward at the pace that you alone are ready for when others are not.
This course is a very solid screening process. It ensures that people in our think tanks and projects are fully committed and well-equipped. There will be many who just hang around the social groups and profiles in order to meet people, but that’s okay. They won’t have access to our group discussions or forums until they take this course.
Ma’ikwe Ludwig, author of Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption says it like this:
Community has the potential to move us from an unsustainable culture to a sustainable one, and from an ever-more precarious economic system to a deeply stable and nurturing way of being that meets our needs for more humanely.
In her book, Ma’ikwe focuses on the need to foster a healthy cooperative culture in order to get the world we want, rather than being trapped in our individualistic cultural training. We live in a society that denies and devalues the necessary emotional work as it relates to climate disruption, race and class dynamics, and systemic poverty and inequality. She makes a strong case for the importance of community building as an essential building block of the model for a new world as well as a tool for surviving the breakdown of human systems and ecological systems.