Tragedy of Man



Yes – to a degree, and without reference to the sickness of the social structures within which they exist there is a lack of balance.
Yes – we can all take responsibility for who we are, and there is a degree where taking such responsibility demands of us action to change those aspects of our social systems that are not working as well as they might.

We need to acknowledge the reality of our evolutionary history, and the range of dispositions and probabilities contained in our genetic and cultural makeup – at the same time as we claim our creative heritage to make choices and be responsible for our existence. Both things are real.
Both have influence.

It’s not all one or the other.
It is a very messy and uncertain and varying with space, time and context sort of mix.

It requires acceptance, compassion and a willingness to make hard choices and take difficult actions.
Much of the sickness in our society is structural to the systems present.
We can change that.
We must change that, if we are to have and real chance of long term survival.

Every choice we make as individuals is important.
The more awareness we create, the better.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see
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