I rarely seek out, let alone share, films that suggest personal action is useless. It IS important --especially in its role in waking us up as individuals. So I'm not sharing this film for you to walk away with that message. The reason I am sharing is that, in the final analysis, I do not believe that is the point this author/filmaker is making.
I believe the main point has huge value: political change requires massive collective action. This doesn't mean stop composting or meditating. It means show up and resist when it counts... even and especially in the face of violence and oppression.
Non-violent direct action is key--but that doesn't mean there won't be pain and suffering to those who show up.
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Dare to Dream... a NEW STORY for humans on Planet Earth
In a recent movie: Tomorrowland, the question was asked: "When did we stop imagining a positive future for ourselves and our world?" When did we believe the insanity that the future would be bleak and there is little we can do to change that?
What we dream and imagine we can create.
So despite the challenges humans and our planet face together, let's choose to re-imagine that we can create a positive future for ourselves, one where humans live in right relationship with the living systems and with each other.
This blog celebrates those who are imagining this -- a new story--and who are embracing their own creativity and finding a new way forward.