in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual,
species, or population, left to its own devices,
behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..
from Dana Meadows‘ thinking in systems p 109
note on book: Thinking in Systems, Dana Meadows ..great insight on systems.. esp loved meadows undisturbed law..
but didn't seem to follow into other areas.. ie: tragedy of commons wasn't an undisturbed system (which i think an
authentic commons/commoning would be).. i see money/measure as disturbances.. and Dana didn't seem to..?
our biggest disturbance: missing a & a
natural attachment is generally cut off when we send our kids to
school at 5. we, in essence, tell them to find attachment within
their peers. then when they are teens we question why they
listen to peers more than us. misplaced attachment, is the main
thing we seek after the rest of our lives. most often – selling out
our own authenticity, who we really are, in order to find someone
who will like/bond with us.
paraphrasing from Gabor Maté
our biggest perpetuation of that disturbance: blaming others
they will yield only as we reclaim our intuition, stop casting
blame, see the system as the source of its own problems,
and find the courage and wisdom to restructure it.. (p4)
thinking not in terms of a static world but a dynamic one.
you'll stop looking for who's to blame; instead you'll start
asking 'what's the system'.. (p34)
from Dana Meadows‘ thinking in systems
our best means of restructure (back to undisturbed ecosystem): curiosity (of free people)