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Live Long And Prosper, Already

2012/04/25

Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the amazingly popular Star Trek series, was a man ahead of his time. Here is one of the things he  to say about humanity and our problems (with one editorial comment from me!):

“I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We’re still just a child creature, and we’re still being nasty to each other [Stephen Harper: are you listening?].  And all children go through those phases. We’re moving into adolescence now. When we grow up, man, we’re going to be something!”

Enjoy this video, Earth Trek – The Challenge:

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“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear. ” ~ Gene Roddenberry

I found this video on Sustainable Man’s YouTube channel. If you want to see more, you can find Sustainable Man on Facebook or on YouTube.  There’s a blog, too, but it hasn’t been updated in over two years.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 2012/04/25 9:22 am

    It’s a nice goal, but would clenching our teeth and willing progress be of any effect? After all, children don’t spontaneously mature – they’re raised.

    • 2012/04/25 11:48 am

      No teeth clenching allowed! Robert Kennedy once said “Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he or she sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. And crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

      It’s not about everyone doing everything, it’s about each of us doing what we can. Not taking action because the problem is too big is not the answer.

  2. 2012/04/25 12:08 pm

    And Mickey – if the challenge of climate change/ocean acidification/biodiversity loss that we are facing as a species (taking the rest of the natural world with us) doesn’t make us mature, then nothing will.
    But I believe it will – as Paul Gilding says, humans are slow but not stupid!

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