We are living through a transition in awareness that might be described as the shift between the recognition that “the personal is political” to the recognition that now, “the personal is planetary.”
It’s not enough, anymore, to think about the ways we live our politics in our daily lives. We urgently need to become aware of how our lives are expressions of our relationship to our planet.
If the personal is planetary, then who we are is deeply indicative of the state of our planet.
Today, the majority of the world’s population lives in cities, almost completely divorced from the natural world. Most of us have little sense of our relationship to the living planet, since most of our time is spent in artificial, asphalted environments.
Many of us are sick from diseases that are themselves symptoms of our alienation from the planet, our penchant for industrial growth at…
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