Green lifestyle

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    is my very personal basis, even if I question it critically in my Blog and projects . I am tumbling towards the future, enthusiastically motivated, but also fallible and inconsistent . Sensing how necessary a new global social contract. I am rooted in deep values ​​and important, sometimes new, paradigms that make it necessary to go beyond


    and act with blind enthusiasm. My thinking is friendly and assumes the best, I love the warmth in my interactions, the almost too gentle ability to forgive, to emphasize that with one another.

    But I recognize the vulnerability of this concept and the helplessness in dealing with less value-based beliefs. Or on other, crueler, exploitative concepts.

    Nature itself clearly reflects this diversity and contradiction and anyone who deals with evolution and universal laws should and must admit a certain arbitrariness to values, the only measure of which seems to be their evolutionary success.

    However, the personal freedom to choose one's own values ​​and paradigms is a new, hardly noticed evolutionary function that is still being expanded and developed.

    Our habits, cultural and genetic, are an often inscrutable amalgamation of foreign and self-concepts, usually the former, countering these with sufficiently conscious emotional intelligence and cybernetic strategy is a difficult task and often despite recognizing its necessity due to a lack of discipline, patience or foresight, aborted or never started due to hedonism or egocentricity, confusion or greed.

    I speak from my own experiences of these weaknesses and susceptibility to errors and I am probably my best proof myself, a wobbly, unsteady thing, far from talent to discipline, weak in implementing what is known to be correct, a master of excuses.

    And yet, as soon as no one gave me the opportunity and I was blessed with a little more selfless and intelligent help, a freer and now expanded system of values ​​developed, ethical basics that were partially realized from one day to the next and which, despite the black shadow of a guilty conscience, have been there ever since Resist decades of change.

    I'm definitely a late starter, a detour, the classic midlife change, but my story proves:

    If I can do it, almost anyone can do it.

    It doesn't require outstanding intelligence. Above-average looks, the most intensive care, help at every corner, understanding or social integration, everything can be useful at certain points and has long been incorporated into my own consulting fantasy about how one could approach efficient and individualized coaching.

    But Green Lifestyle is probably the beginning of every personal development, I think you should definitely take the opportunity to live it, for personal and social reasons, for ethical reasons as well as for your intelligence and conscious decision-making ability.

    It is not an either-or, it is a future-oriented and cybernetic action based on ethical and emotional intelligence. It's a light turning on, I'm not sure if it needs discussion or if it could make sense.

    Either you understand it or there is simply not enough light. It's not some kind of earth-related Gaia spirituality on my part, but it seems as if the planet itself is simply starting to strengthen its defenses, starting to do some kind of self-healing due to all the nonsense that has been overwhelming our civilization gone awry for several millennia. This can quickly lead to a slightly religious-seeming determination in the social groups that are triggered by it.

    Green or do-gooder has become a smugly used synonym, the backlash is victorious everywhere, there doesn't seem to be any progress, but everything has long since become a bit more complex than even the green lifestyle assumes. And woke may be trendy, but unfortunately it needs a more balanced biosphere empathy. Especially since old hypocrisies and psychological distortions do not disappear automatically through love for nature. Packaging-free should not be three times more expensive than packaging-free. Piketty who?, I eat flowers anyway!!

    But they also feel pain and what do I do now?

    And somewhere in this still-to-be-penetrated ethical diversity, I and my work and activities are classified as something that tries to set the lens wider as needed, sometimes to focus, sometimes to illuminate the more distant thoughts and emotions that inevitably reveal themselves. And to use flash lights as smartly as possible when illuminating.

    How should one deal with fraud, with violence, with opposing philosophies and belief systems, with other ethics, to what extent can one feel superior, what kind of filter bubbles do one use oneself?

    What creates our reality and how can we become the designers we obviously could be?

    Lots of open questions, but when you stop being an open system, no matter what field or level of awareness, then you stop following life itself.

    People refuse to develop, and this is just as common in vegan, ecological subcultures as in Silicon Valley or on Wall Street, in progressive and totalitarian social systems.  

    Life is adaptation and conscious living is consciously shaping this adaptation, both together result in modern human existence. This is what I hope to report on, to inspire, as a creative intelligence agent.

    I work these doubts and hopes, dreams and annoyances on and within myself, sometimes vicariously, often projected outwards. But green lifestyle is actually a matter of course that you can take for granted. However, the fact that I am an inconvenient guest in the ecobubble Shire is not only made clear because of the whip for all the car washes and lying men out there.

    Sometimes I play with imperfection, but my ambitions don't allow me to retreat into the simple tiny house hippie commune in permaculture peace. I'm more of a pipeline buster with a Mr. Robot and Robin Hood mindset. But it still won't work without the hated, the billions without understanding, somehow everything that is necessary can only be implemented as insidiously as the causes were implemented. Constant dripping may erode stones, but one or two generations is a bit too long to wait.

    And the tender hope that knowledge creates is not enough when more than half of humanity still fantasizes about divine beings. And so many green people too.

    All of this and more is constantly present to me, I have no romantic feelings for insects and earthquakes, I just want the planet to prove itself a little bit worthy of becoming a member of the galactic club, including humanity if possible. My heart goes out to those who can't do anything about it, children, plants and animals.

    In Change Now and Enough I try to turn this into practical, thoughtful activism. But as an author, coach and journalist, it is important to me to emphasize that there are premises to my self-respect, even if I ostensibly put them aside to achieve something more necessary.

    We are so cosmically young, we are barely out of the trees when we stop thinking anything else of ourselves. Nobody gets out of here alive.