Thursday, February 26, 2009

Along with all that, "food" for thought. . .

The timeless  piece "tragedy of the commons" is worth a re-read at the moment. Here it is:

Obviously the issues are timely. In the interest of a discussion--let us look at the various "commons" that have been exploited to the point of collapse.

The ecosystem for certain, 

Of course the atmosphere in general. . .but also.

The economy, where it is in everyone's interest develop new buisiness, hence oversaturating every market. . .

In relationships between people, where the "common" responsibility and good will is often taken for granted and exploited.

In one's personal health,

Indeed in one's mental health. . .

Perhaps the greatest ethic we can hold up at this moment in history is "restraint?"

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