There are major
problems with our political, educational, and health-care systems that
people have struggled with for centuries. Imagine that all social
problems are configured like a tree. Consider that there are roots,
large branches, smaller branches, and leaves.
The purpose of this group of sites is to expose the roots and propose
solutions. We have blind spots that prevent us from seeing the defects
clearly, and they heavily influence our laws, policies, customs, traditions,
and belief systems. They cause enormous human suffering, economic, and
World-prosperity.org is the parent site of a number of other web sites.
It acts as a table of contents and overview. Most of the links at the
left side of this page will take you to a table of contents of a separate
site. We created separate sites so that they could be more easily
indexed by the search engines. The subsidiary sites contain the real
content, and can be easily printed by going to the bottom of any page and
clicking on "printable page" or "printable site."
This material is part of an international conversation, and there is a
discussion forum to improve the clarity, knowledge base,
conclusions, and recommendations.
You may have a favorite cause. There are many thousands of causes to
improve society and the environment. There is everything from an
organization to protect the Cook Inlet in Alaska to the Zero Population
Growth Action Network. Imagine what would happen if all of the
concerned citizens in all of these groups devoted just a little time to
thinking about the core causes of dysfunction that influence all of society.
Doing that would cost no money, and help everyone's cause.
The traditional, primitive,
less mindful way of approaching the problem is to blame the people for
causing the problems. This has been tried, and doesn't work.
Being able to see what is really going on around you is critical to your
well being. Acquiring mindfulness is essential to your happiness.
We are all interdependent and must pull together if we are to advance our
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the
world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead