Looking At The World Around US:

What kind of world is it?

Despite the mythology of "Universal Truth", the world we live in is not a homogenous universe. People live different lives in different places and have different levels of opportunities for both survival and enjoyment.

Some people are poor while some are rich; some are settled in jobs while others are restless and nomadic from nature. Some people live in cold climates that need special effort in order to survive while others live in warm climates with completely different problems. Some people like chaos and adventure while others like a well organised and predictable existence. Some people like to be in charge and control others -while some people prefer to be more responsive to their environment in less egocentric terms.

Fitting all these differences together on the same planet is bound to cause problems -especially if no attempt is made to resolve the resulting tensions. Exploiting these differences in a deliberate policy of "Divide and Hearse" only makes matters worse.

Understanding Ourselves and Understanding Others:

It we can understand ourselves then it is often easier to understand others -because we can see more clearly the similarities and differences.

The differences are often used to divide us -so we become even more separated and less likely to understand each other. However,, the differences can also be used in positive ways -to provide us with alternative ways of thinking, feeling and doing -and to help us define better our own preferences.

In this section, I try to explore, define and understand the world in which I live in -in the hope that it will help and encourage others to explore and understand their world better (in their own terms) -and to help myself too.

Index Source Data
 -A repository of "information" about the world (via the news media)
Socio-economic Models
 -An attempt to understand the underlying structures that shape events
Project Machiavelli
 -A dystopian, Machiavellian, interpretation of the world

Trevor Batten
<trevor at tebatt dot net>
Baclayon 2012
Think Tank