Continuing from yesterday’s post.
Self-consciousness, a process of self-reflection, is a character of mammals, especially humans. Through history, indigenous and aboriginal people were more “self-conscious” than corporations today, because they planned their actions not just for the moment, but for what woul happen seven generations into the future, “Self-conscious” people do not think about how their actions affect their own lives, they think about how their plans influence the lives of their children’s children.
Today’s “reptilian” corporations are destroying the environment to satisfy their needs and do not think about how their actions affect future generations. However, the activities of corporations are really destroying the environment. We are now facing the reality that we have altered the world so much, we are facing our own extinction.
The “reptilian” thinking of corporations are causing the crises in today’s world. These crises are threatening our lives and causing people to think differently. The new thinking is “self-conscious” and asks questions differently: “How can we fix the world today so that it will be safe for future generations?” Thinking about resolving today’s problems and making the world safe for future generations is an example of mammalian or self-conscious thinking.