Our world is filled with systems based on beliefs that made sense in the past, but that evidence contradicts.
Growth and technology are contributing to environmental degradation. The invisible hand doesn’t win against the tragedy of the commons. And so on.
We didn’t create these systems but we can act to create new ones based on new beliefs, such as accepting having enough, or considering the results of our actions on others more, say, when we pollute or expand into new territory.
Actions are easier when we adopt beliefs that will work in the future, based on what we know about the planet that we didn’t before.
In this episode I look at our world from a future where we’ve made things work to guide our actions today.