Team Human: THE Simple, Unifying Goal?

Since One Point Zero’s launch in May 2016, ‘The World’ has seen an unprecedented number of tectonic decisions that have collectively set humanity and individual nations on a courses further away from a One Point Zero goal.

If the ‘Whole of Humanity’ is ‘Team Human’, our ‘Ultimate Tribe’, then these world changing decisions have all been ‘Sub-Tribal’, and surely that is not good for any of ‘US’ in the medium / longer term?

These decisions have been based on a vision of a more fragmented, divided, and narrow, humanity:   Essentially self serving, and exclusive, Sub Tribe Visions. History has been fraught with tribal conflict, and many are of the opinion that tribal conflict is ‘Just us being human’!

With our planet in deficit, way out of Ecological Capacity, never before in the history of humanity are single, ‘Grand Tribe’ decisions, more desperately needed.

             Our survival NOW requires it….!

 

Surely, One Point Zero is a fundamental, Human Purpose, imperative?   Given this fundamental and urgent status, and the enormity of the One Point Zero challenge today, the solution needs a United, One Tribe, Humanity.

That’s not a, ‘One Tribe’, as in us all being the same cult, creed, and fabric. We are a humanity of many different sub tribes, and that richness of diversity is what makes us very the Humanity we are!

Rather:  A tribe of  ‘One Humanity Tribe’ all signed up to a single, simple Nature unifying, team Goal, yet a Humanity free to achieve that goal in each’s own unique, individual, or Sub Tribe way?  This is Our Challenge today!

Humanity’s Single Unifying Goal?

That, Single Goal, and its underpinning Belief is simple:

The Belief:                Without Nature we are Nothing!   

Accepting that we Humans are an integral part of Nature, and that Nature is bigger than US! Almost all religions can fit under this belief, without ‘upsetting their specific religious beliefs.   This Belief tied to our human imperative for our ongoing, future, inter-generational survival, creates our collective goal:

The Goal:               We have to ALL, collectively live within One                                          Point Zero Planet’s Natural resources.

Surely a Simple, and non-Negotiable, Goal?  One that will require each one of us to personally  commit to that Goal! That is our only ‘Humanity Tribe’ restraint. Beyond that we are all Free to pursue what ever other beliefs, culture, creed one has !   It’s totally up to ‘your tribe’ on how it lives within that One Point Zero, only, constraint….!

Today we need One Point Seven, and it is guaranteed that next year we will need more!  By 2050 we could be demanded more than Two Point Five planets from an ever more depleting, One Point Zero, planet earth.

Humanity has been on a course away from Nature for more than a century, those before us just didn’t know it…..  As the graph above shows, around 1970 we raced through the ‘Balance Point’ fracturing Our relationship with Nature, and that fracture has grown ever since to The Chasm, the vast gap between Team Human and Team Nature. I’m sure like me, you also believe, Team Human was created as a sub team of  Team Nature. It’s part of our DNA to belong with that family.

       Without Nature We ARE Nothing!

 

An Equator Crossing Memoir: Reflections on Equality!

The New ‘Wealth Gap’:  This one ‘Beyond Excuse’!!
 
We all know about the Wealth Inequality issue, and depending on whether you are strongly capitalist or not, you may see this as a sign of success of ideology or not?  Here is what two ‘Icons of Wealth’ have to say: 
 
Warren Buffet and a New York Times quote from a few years back: “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” 
 
Bill Gates in another recent quote said:   “I very much agree that High levels of inequality are a problem—messing up economic incentives, tilting democracies in favour of powerful interests, and undercutting the ideal that all people are created equal.”
 
We all know that the ever widening Wealth Gap is a fact and the cause of ever increasing conflict within the societies of the world today.  This ‘Result’ is all to be expected and inherent in the design of capitalism encased in a Western ideology. (Western ideology being “a rationally orientated culture based on reason, and represented in several core ideals and values, which include Individualism, Happiness, Rights, Capitalism, Science and Technology.” )
 
Some may even justify this ‘Result’ saying that “This is also how Nature works”: Survival of the Fittest, and Natural Selection of the Fittest!  Where in this Western Ideology, ‘Fittest’ equals Wealthy, and ‘Natural Selection’ is based on Anthropocentric Power, where Power is derived from Wealth of Capitalist ‘Success’. 
 
In the past, without the concrete knowledge of our 1970 fractured relationship with Nature, maybe the ‘Western Success’ with its ever widening ‘Wealth Gap’ was almost defensible: Maybe without legitimate moral or ethical flaw! 
 
As Warren Buffet laid out above: This was a ‘war game’ designed by humans, and only for humans: “A class war”!  One void of any transcendental or Spiritual context: ‘Success’, with the rules of the game clear and known to all it seemed fair.  In voluntarily participating in the game one accepted there could be winners, losers, and maybe some in ‘between-ers’, and each chose to play the game at the level they deemed fit!  The winners were free to enjoy their ‘well deserved’ victory spoils.  Losers had no choice but to accept defeat graciously.  
 
Sounds all plausible, but unfortunately the Western Ideology’s anthropocentric orientation and Spiritual void, has created another ‘Inequality Gap’: One that is non-defensible as it defies that very same Nature and its fundamental ‘Law of The Planet’!
This is the ‘One Point Zero Inequality Gap’. 
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                                     The wealthy 10% consume 59%    
 
The facts are beyond doubt:   Almost without exception, whether at a National, Community or Individual level, the more ‘Western Success’ one achieves, the further away from One Point Zero one moves.  The further away from One Point Zero one moves, the more of a ‘Net-Taker’ of Nature one becomes.  
In the context of our 1970 fractured relationship with Nature, surely this is tantamount to a moral / ethical crime against humanity.   If all of us was a ‘Diamond Medallion Frequent Flyer’ in the USA we would need more than 15 planets just to deal with the footprint of the flying ‘required’ to keep our Diamond status!  They clearly turned their back on any hope of stepping up to meet Nature’s condition for a flourishing relationship again! 
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So rather than being in sync with Nature’s Rules, this ‘War Success’ is actually in direct breach of the Law of Nature.  The One Point Zero Law that says there is a limit to Nature’s ability to Support Human Life, and us using beyond that, the relationship with Nature is fractured and Humanity’s survival is doomed.  
 
The ‘Successful’ Nations are almost without exception the ones with the ‘multi Planet’ demands on Nature’s bio capacity.  Within those nations it’s the ‘Real Successful’, the ‘classes’ that form the elite ceilings of the Wealth Gap, who have ecological footprints that are way out of line with the ‘less successful’ classes.  At a ‘class level’, in many cases this ‘One Point Zero Gap’ is an order of 40, or more,  ie. some people in these nations and communities have life styles that demand more than ‘forty Planet Earths’, when the good, simply living, salt of the community citizens may only demand a ‘fraction of The Planet’.  
If you want to see what your ‘One Point Zero footprint’ is try this calculator from Global Footprint Network   (More on Footprint Calculators in the next blogs. I’m working on a more appropriate way of doing this, versus the ones online that I have seen) 
 
This ‘One Point Zero Gap’ is much more serious than the ‘Wealth Gap’ as it is surely not morally or ethically defensible?:  This ‘One Point Zero Gap’ is about taking a very scarce resource from others without their engagement or consent.  Further without the low ecological footprint ‘subsidy’ of the ‘simple living’ citizens, these ‘Successful’ people would be part of an even more serious ‘Ecological crime’:  They desperately need this credit, and the simply livers to live ‘even more simply’, to recycle more, to reduce consumption more, so that they can carry on using more of their Ecological Footprint credit!  
 
The huge ‘One Point Zero Gap’ in directly tracking the ‘Wealth Gap’, now makes the Wealth Gap also morally indefensible in today’s Socio-economic landscape.  I have no doubt that the obvious linkage of the ‘Two Gaps’, as the One Point Zero Gap becomes apparent will result in a significantly increased revolutionary energy!  I cannot see how this could be opposed as a Revolution without deep moral and ethical conviction?  If one believes this, then positioning oneself as things unravel, can provide some personal challenges that bring on some turmoil!  Spiritual turmoil and ‘relationship turmoil’.  To be selfish when ‘everyone else is’, or to be humanitarian, to be class loyal, to be a more lonely revolutionary?  Then the whole question about one’s ‘Environmental Identity’:  Our personal relationship with Nature, and the non-human that I discussed two blogs ago…???  
 
I know this ‘turmoil’ all too well, because I have been personally dealing with this within my own context for a while now?  
 
We are all at different points along the “Class” / “Success” continuum, different chronological points in our lives.  ‘All’ in our own struggles for ‘merely’ our own Success as we have defined it, and this all may challenge one’s soul?  We each have to work out what stance we will take for these issues and make a decision on whether the revolution will take off?  My only guiding light for me is what fits right with my soul, and then I have to take care of the details flowing out from that… Some of these details aren’t just small ‘dot’ bullet points, but huge ‘planet size’, ‘Life Meaning’ ones! 
 
Gee, the Equator and its equal split symbolism brought all this unequal ‘Gap stuff’ above up hey!  Thanks Equator!  
 
  
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New Year Resolutions: Becoming Real Intelligent!

Age, Wisdom and Intelligence: Intelligent / Intelligent vs Stupid / Intelligent needs Youthful Wisdom. Read below:

        All the very, very Best for 2018….

Did you have a One Point Zero living 2017? Maybe an achieved Sustainability Awareness goal?

How ever many planets your life style needed for 2017: Maybe its not too late to make a New Year Resolution to move a wee bit closer to a One Point Zero lifestyle in 2018!

If you are not on board already: Make 2018 the year you join the Intelligent / Intelligent, and come out from under The ‘New Apartheid’ Mushroom… Your soul will relish the wide open sky!!

Intelligence, New Apartheid, and living underneath Mushrooms…???!! :

Read what the New York Times says about ‘us’  here:

 

Graph thanks to Global Footprint Network

 

 

Born to Anthropocentricly Ravage The Planet! It’s now part of ‘her’ DNA

What One Human Life will ‘take’ from Our Planet: 

 1.4 Million Kilograms of Nature’s Minerals, Metals and Fuels 

This Baby is born with a high consumption gene, and most others in the rest of the Western World are born with a gene to want to follow and ‘also be successful’…..  In the process ‘The Chasm’ between Nature and Humans widens each day!!

Maybe science can help us do the most valuable DNA modification yet….. To stop us wanting more, and more!

What living a Twenty Five Point Zero life means…!

Article from New Republic

Al Gore’s Carbon Footprint Doesn’t Matter

Conservatives say environmentalists are hypocrites if they consume more energy than the average American. It’s a deceitful, disingenuous argument.

Al Gore is back in the spotlight with his new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel, making him a top target again of the right-wing counter-intel complex. On Thursday, the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research released a report, “Al Gore’s Inconvenient Reality,” that paints the former vice president as a hypocritical climate advocate. In near-creepy detail, NCPPR author Drew Johnson maps Gore’s home in Nashville, Tennessee, down to the number of windows, and concludes that “Gore’s own home electricity use has hypocritically increased to more than 21 times the national average this past year with no sign of slowing down.” Johnson also slams Gore’s numerous attempts to modernize his home through energy efficiency, solar panels, and geothermal heating, saying they have been inadequate in offsetting his energy use.  Read more here ……….

What Living a ‘One Point Zero Life’ Means?

Truth to Power: Making the Convenient,  Inconvenient, and The Inconvenient, Convenient!

Living a One Point Zero lifestyle means:

Living continuously with a less than One Point Zero, personal Ecological Footprint.

What THAT means is:

That if every 7.6 billion of ‘us’ lived like ‘you’ (ie had the same Ecological Footprint as yours) ‘WE’, as Humanity, would only need One (One Point Zero) planet Earths today, to sustain US all, and future generations, if they do the same.

Where are we Today?

Today, we need One Point Seven planets, and each day this number has been increasing and 1970 was when we ‘flew past’ the One Point Zero mark unaware of our future trajectory!

Graph thanks to Global Footprint Network

To put this ‘lifestyle’ in society context:

If everyone one of us humans lived like the average  resident of American, UK, the ‘Top tier’ European nations, Australia, and Canada, we would need between 3 and 5 Planet Earths today, to prevent our ecosystem losing its ability to support human life on Earth.  I think ‘WE’ do all know we only have One Planet… actually One Point Zero to be precise!!!

So for most western world people, this requires a 60—80% reduction in ‘our’ current, Consumption and Footprint related, activity, and exploring ‘A Place’ few of ‘us’ would know exists, and even less would have ever been ‘There’. Yet surely, ‘WE’ should all, not only know ‘The Place’ exists, or have just made a temporarily ‘tour’, but rather ‘The Place’ should be our home, where we ALL live???!!

The concepts of Ecological FootprintEcological Capacity and Ecological Demand are critical components of understanding of One Point Zero, and are the intellectual property of Global Footprint Network. To understand more about them read here.)

(The above facts and figures above and the methodology behind the One Point Zero concept are all courtesy of The Global Footprint Network, and by clicking the link you can find out where your nation fits in.  If you want to have some idea of your own personal Ecological Footprint today, go here.

‘He’ lives a One Point Zero life, because ‘He’ knows: ‘Without Nature his species is Nothing!’

The Human Imperative:  A ‘One Point Zero’ Lifestyle

If each and every one of us was living a One Point Zero (or below) lifestyle we would have no One Point Seven Planets problem today, and we would be an integral part of Nature: Living collectively in Ecological credit, and with a sense on oneness with each other and Nature and OUR Planet home. We would be passing on lifestyles and a World that the next generation can build on and in that way have REAL human legacy value. Surely that is the most Basic Human Purpose?

This is what personally living a One Point Zero lifestyle means!

Yes, today, there are many humans around the world living within this One Point Zero condition, but it is almost guaranteed that they aren’t the people the western world sees as ‘Developed’ or ‘Successful’. Almost without exception, those that the western world deems ‘successful’ are living way outside that condition today. Typically the ‘Real Successful’ are the ones living the furthest from a One Point Zero lifestyle.

How sad this is, when the ‘judges’ are the ‘Not Successful’, only because they built The Court, and really: The ‘defendants’ should be The Judges!

More than a technical requirement to meet a scientific sustainability test, this is about getting back to living with our human soul. Opening that spiritual connection between Nature and our souls.  Rekindling a world where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, would feel part of something much Greater, and more Powerful than our Human selves:

A deep sense of soul belonging with Nature, The Planet and Humanity, that surely fits without conflict with all Religions and other Spiritual beliefs. Even with an atheist or agnostic perspective, surely Humans cannot be at the pinnacle of the Greater Universe, hierarchy of power?

 Without Nature:  We humans are Nothing!

Beyond Genesis: This is Nature’s Planet, NOT Ours!

Adventure Destiny: Truth to Power

         Adventure Destiny:  May 2016-October 2017

A Challenging Goal!

The specific Goal of my adventure was to try and live for at least 12 months continuously in the 18 months, with a less than One Point Zero, personal Ecological Footprint.

What that means is:

That, if every 7.6 billion of ‘us’ lived ‘like me’ (Ha-ha!) ‘WE’, as Humanity, would only need one (One Point Zero) planet Earth’s natural resources today, to sustain US all.

Where are we today?

Today we need One Point Seven planets, and each day this number has been increasing and 1970 was when we ‘flew past’ the One Point Zero mark unaware of our future trajectory!

Graph thanks to Global Footprint Network

To put this ‘personal challenge’ in context:

If everyone one of us humans lived like the average  resident of American, UK, the ‘Top tier’ European nations, Australia, and Canada, ‘we’ would need between 3 and 5 Planet Earths today, to prevent our ecosystem losing its ability to support human life on Earth.  I think ‘WE’ do all know that we only have One Planet… actually One Point Zero to be precise!!!

So for most western world people this requires a 60—80% reduction in their current, Consumption and Footprint related, activity, and exploring ‘A Place’ few of would know exists, and even less would have ever been ‘There’.

This, Last Frontier, Unknown, with the potentially large ‘Truth to Power‘, benefit to society, made for the perfect, phase of life, exploration for me, ?

Here is My ‘Final Ascent’ to that Mission Success 

Having simplified my life dramatically over the years,  I thought I ‘just’ had the last little bit of the One Point Zero -peak’ to conquer ….   As is often the case with adventure challenges: ‘The Final Ascent’ is the most difficult, and that was what the last 18 months was about…Read about that ‘Final Ascent‘ here:

Earlier:   The Journey to ‘Base Camp’

And for how I got to ‘Base Camp‘ before the ‘Final Ascent’:  You can read my 12 year, transformation journey, from ‘Western world  Capitalist’ to a ‘Without Nature, We are Nothing‘ Truths, here.

All about this powerful ‘Footprint’

The concepts of Ecological FootprintEcological Capacity and Ecological Demand are critical components of understanding of One Point Zero, and are the intellectual property of Global Footprint Network. To understand them more read here.)

(These facts and figures above and the methodology behind the One Point Zero concept is all courtesy of The Global Footprint Network, and by clicking the link you can find out where your nation fits in.  If you want to have some idea of what your own personal Ecological Footprint today is go here.)

Hmmm, The Challenge: To making The Convenient, Inconvenient’ and The Inconvenient, Convenient…. The Personal Revolution we all Fear! Truth to Power!

‘Conquered’:  My Toughest Adventure Yet!

 Exploring the Last Frontier of Human Belonging!!

One Activist Battered by ‘The System’… Feeling Powerful within.   Ha-ha, and old pic from a tough day in my 2012 Siberia Adventure!

Phew, just back In New Zealand from a five month, ‘State of The Planet Truths’, world tour!  Man, the world can be brutal out there when one gets deep in ‘The System’! Give me the -50 C and the wild Nature of the Arctic wilderness any day…!

Watching Al Gore’s recent movie while I was in London, and then seeing how his lifestyle is probably a ‘15-20 Planet needing’, lifestyle, I thought to myself:  Surely this ‘clever man’ sees that his lifestyle and the ideology that he is part of is THE Cause of what he is trying to warn us about???  Read about the movie:  Inconvenient Sequel:  Truth to Power, here

Gandhi:   Walking the talk: “My Life is my Message”.

REAL Truth to Power

Unlike Politicians, we Explorers can’t ‘Talk the Talk’, until we have personally ‘Walked the Talk’.  So rather than make high footprint movies, do talks, and / or read about all this, for the past 18 months I have been ‘out there’ living, feeling, and truly experiencing, what personally living a One Point Zero life is really about….?  I call this actuality of exploring the reality of The truths, The Journey of ‘Truth to Power‘: Becoming ‘powerful in soul’, by confronting ‘The Inconvenient Truths’, and personally transforming so they become ‘Convenient’! Then we have nothing to fear! This adventure was ALL about that!

The specific Goal of the adventure was to try and live for at least 12 months continuously in the 18 months, with a less than One Point Zero, personal Ecological Footprint.

What that means is:

That if every 7.6 billion of ‘us’ lived ‘like me’ (Ha-ha!) ‘WE’, as Humanity, would only need one (One Point Zero) planet Earths today to sustain US all.

Today we need One Point Seven planets, and each day this number has been increasing and 1970 was when we ‘flew past’ the One Point Zero mark unaware of our future trajectory!

Graph thanks to Global Footprint Network

To put this ‘personal challenge’ in context:

If everyone one of us humans lived like the average  resident of American, UK, the ‘Top tier’ European nations, Australia, and Canada, we would need between 3 and 5 Planet Earths today, to prevent our ecosystem losing its ability to support human life on Earth.  I think ‘WE’ do all know we only have One Planet… actually One Point Zero to be precise!!!

So for most western world people this requires a 60—80% reduction in their current, Consumption and Footprint related, activity, and exploring ‘A Place’ few of would know exists, and even less would have ever been ‘There’.

This, Last Frontier Unknown, with the potentially large ‘Truth to Power’, benefit to society, made for the perfect, phase of life, exploration for me.

Having simplified my life dramatically over the years,  I thought I ‘just’ had the last little bit of the One Point Zero -peak’ to conquer ….   As is often the case with adventure challenges: The final ‘push to the Pole’ is the most difficult, and that was what the last 18 months was about…

(These facts and figures above and the methodology behind the One Point Zero concept is all courtesy of The Global Footprint Network, and by clicking the link you can find out where your nation fits in.  If you want to have some idea of what your own personal Ecological Footprint today is go here.)

Antarctica a laboratory for Our Future!

The Final One Point Zero Ascent Accomplished!

Hmmm, the ‘Convenient’,  Inconvenient Truth!!!  It need a personal revolution within!

I have now been ‘There’ to One Point Zero, and I have lived in ‘The Place’ for more than 12 months…. (The medal ceremony follows, in Hollywood!  Invitations will go out once the current scandal dies down….!!)

In summary:  Like all adventures: I lost weight, but grew enormously as a real human! Without Nature we are Nothing… The gold credit card and associated bank balance means nothing when footprint credit is the ultimate determiner of affordability! Greed is never an option!

Read all about the Final Ascent of One Point Zero here!

Russian and English hoping to attract advertising!!!

Stock Take of The World:   The Other Part of The Adventure

Beyond ME, the past 18 months purposely involved an EXTENSIVE, around the world, ‘Stock Taking‘ of Society….. to find ‘The Truths’ behind, the many fenced off, segments of society today.

Hmmm….., breaking through class, cultural, sexist, spiritual, and political fences to get to the ‘Society Truths’, during this time of unprecedented turmoil in the world, has been absolutely fascinating….Gut wrenching at times!

I even got involved in the watershed, June UK election, and almost ‘got it right’… see here.

I want to thank the many of ‘you’ all over the world, who gave me of your time along the way, and then to the many, many new friends / acquaintances, I met and exchange ideas: All a big Thank You, and without your input, my mission would not have been the success it was.

My ‘Stock Take’ Conclusions:      The World and One Point Zero

In its broad and deep goals, this 18 months has been, beyond doubt the most challenging time of my life!  The exploration has taken me further to the core of who WE are as Humans, how we, as Human Society ‘were’ supposed live flourishing lives on this Planet, and how far away from that we are heading!

I have no doubt that much of the current unprecedented turmoil in the world is directly related to our underlying inability to Belong with Nature and The Planet.  We as a collective have lost our instinctive human purpose, and have developed belief and value systems that are alien to Nature, and what are required to Belong on the Planet. All heavy stuff, but truly fascinating!

The interesting thing is that once people understand One Point Zero ‘they all’ agree:

‘WE’ as Humans cannot be aiming for anything above a ‘One Point Zero’ world?!  We will be failing in our basic Human Purpose! ‘It’s obvious!”

However unfortunately,

‘WE’ as society aren’t aiming THERE, so will never get ‘There’!

I sense

‘We’ are trapped in the ever-growing Crowd, its lies and ‘alienated Belonging’!

We each need

The courage and conviction to step out of The Crowd and find our real Belonging and our true Humanness!

Suffice to say that it is now blatantly obvious, that nothing short of a radical Global Revolution will change the course Humanity is on. We all know that significant global change has started happening, albeit not focused specifically on the goal of a One Point Zero world. The challenge is to help society see the direct connection with the ‘discontent’ and our the alienation of our Ultimate Belonging: With Nature and Our Planet.

Beyond anthropocentric Genesis: This really is Nature’s Planet… NOT ours!

I do sincerely hope one can now see why One Point Zero is such a unique, simple, clear and all unifying Humans Initiative.  That what we are dealing with is is not a Global Warming problem, nor an environmental problem, but a Human Identity problem…..

Arguing about an acceptable  Global Warming Temperature Rise Target will Not Solve our Inconvenient Truth Dilemma??

It is in the above context that I’ll be hoping to connect my real life, ‘One Point Zero’ experience, to be of use to Humanity!

Fingers crossed for the change of course and a New World Order!

PS:   Check out this view from the Man from Mars on the run up to the June 2017 UK election!

(For context:  Fifteen years ago, the author WAS a devout Neo- Libertarian. One Point Zero transformed him!!

If you connect with any of this or more about One Point Zero I’d love to hear from you. Send me an email at lifeaseriesofadventures@gmail.com

 

 

Nature: The Higher Power we Refuse to Acknowledge!

The Sea, Nature, and Humans

 

The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.”

On our relationship with Nature, I can relate deeply to Joseph Conrad’s words above……..

Conrad is seemingly humanising the sea, but I sense beyond an adversarial relationship, he points to a mystical synergy between Humans and Nature?  One that ascends our ‘Human to Human’ understanding of relationships. I sense the Western World, is approaching the relationship in a singularly, adversarial context, and moving to try and win through domination.

However, it is becoming clear that the increasing armour of mankind’s rational ingenuity, maybe taking us further away from ‘winning’. Further away from humans having a spiritual and continually restless accomplice relationship with Nature, A relationship that is the vital, yet broken as a link to our Real Success? What exists is a huge and ever widening Chasm, between Nature and Humanity.

Over the years of exploring how my Definition of Life Success has changed: How I moved from my Anthropocentric, Capitalist world view, void of Spiritualism, to a world where my very Being, relied on an understanding and acceptance of my submissive place in Nature. This journey has brought me face to face confronting, the seemingly flippant and idealistic questions above. As I have explored more and contextualised the huge shift we need to make to move toward a One Point Zero world, the paradigm shifts behind these questions are seemingly more and more like the imperatives we have to face.

From my, ‘little boy’, Transformed by Nature’s perspective: It is very clear that we are aiming at the wrong beacon of Success! One that is taking us further and further away from living intensely as full humans, and belonging to Nature and our Planet.

The sooner we see that, and change the beacon, the sooner the amazing ‘human innovation machine’ can be pointed at Real Success. When that happens, the One Point Zero goal will become an achievable reality. The challenge is for us all to see that where we are aiming is not success, but rather mass annihilation of a brainwashed or mushroomed crowd. Unfortunately the leaders of The Crowd seem so entangled in the power, fame, and fortune associated with our journey to the current beacon of Success, that they won’t volunteer to lead us where we really need to be going!  It will take all of us to demand from ‘them’, the Elite, to step up and show us the way, or either step down, and fall on their swords.

Now yes, that is a very big statement with huge ramifications from a mere ‘Little Boy’…..!

A ‘Little boy’ who himself as a member of the wealthy 1% has made the transformation, and now has an intimate understanding of Both Beacons of Success, and concluded:  There can only be one Beacon of Success for Humanity:

To live within the ecological capacity of One Point Zero planets! We             currently need One Point Seven…!!!

The year 1970 was the last time we lived within Nature’s Capacity to sustain us….!

Dreams of Antarctica

I’m also in another personal struggle over what I’d like to do and what One Point Zero will allow me to do:

One of my dreams is to go down to Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia. Actually that was one of the reasons why I bought Allone! But increasingly for a number of reasons I’m starting to accept the disappointing realities that this may not happen. While in Tauranga, NZ I visited ‘Cruiseabout’, a travel agent that focuses only on cruise ship travel, and chatted with the consultant and I picked up this brochure below:

Pic 6

Flippantly I was exploring the possibility of replacing the intensity of an Allone experience with a cruise ship cabin. “Ha-ha, you hypocrite!”, I hear you say!

Well my soul would definitely struggle with that, then the bank account, but more importantly immersing myself in One Point Zero and stuff like this Post above, I could now NEVER do it the cruise ship way! It’s actually quite scary how fast I’m moving along my own One Point Zero journey!! At this stage anyway it doesn’t feel at all like I’m shooting myself in the foot, it really feels like it is JUST THE RIGHT THING TO DO!

While looking through my files for a few facts for above I came across these three graphs. I’d seen those months before, and filed them for this trip, but as I looked at them again, somehow I was even more shocked than I was before. I used the ‘F word’ saying: “Man this has to f…….’ing stop, why can’t we all see how serious this all is? It is an indictment on all of us who know The Facts and do nothing!” These two graphs have just upped my One Point Zero resolve a few notches more!

The truly Shocking Energy Usage Picture! We all know the picture, but did you know it was this scary? ‘We’ have got our Success seriously wrong guys! No amount of alternative fuels, magical technology will solve that rocketing demand!

The truly Shocking Energy Usage Picture! We all know the picture, but did you know it was this   scary? ‘We’ have got our Success seriously wrong guys! No amount of alternative fuels, magical technology will solve that rocketing demand!

Data from 2010, but I’d be prepared to bet the growth slope is higher now! I can safely say I’m not increasing my spending like that!
Data from 2010, but I’d be prepared to bet the growth slope is higher now! I can safely say I’m not increasing my spending like that!

I wonder what will happen when those 1.5% poorest people understand that the other 98.5 % are not just fat cats, but also screwing their world up! I guess even the 60% should start getting angry with the wealthiest 20% who are consuming a mammoth 70% of all the worlds consumption. I know all the arguments about contributions to the economy, charities, philanthropy, etc, but it is no longer the way if these curves just continuing to go up and up, and One Point Six goes to One Point Seven, etc. I also know that not all good consumption is bad for the planet, but the story has it that most of the bad consumption is the stuff the 20% demand and ‘need’!

Sorry, guys I went on a bit of a rant but these graphs shocked me again! I’m not placing myself on any pedestal, I can see how I fit in to these pictures too. But what is liberating is I’m finally doing something about all this, My own Way of Life and through One Point Zero, even if it’s just me writing to myself!

Somehow this challenge to humanity is almost exciting in its Extreme Challenge objective but more the Chasm Crossing Challenge soon…

Safe and sustainable travels!