Re: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Thanks for your views Paul Ward. The article is not really long when you consider the background - it has taken me close to 20 years to write 20 pages. There are millions of people who can easily go through a 500 page novel in a few hours. I accept that the content here is different from a novel and more difficult to understand - and therefore I want to request people to read slowly - and in parts if they find it convenient.
The destruction of environment can be divided into two parts - destruction of environment for producing food - and destruction of environment for making thousands of consumer goods. If we want to save environment we will have to bring down the second to the minimum level by not making all the unnecessary consumer goods.
If we continue with the present material lifestyle then very soon there will be no human life on earth. If we eliminate most of the unnecessary consumer goods then life will be harder than today but life will sustain.
So the choice is between no life and a hard life.