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Motive and Change

Created 2009, changed 29/12/2012, 12/09/2014

On this page;

  • Front page – Preamble.
  • Index of pages on this project.

Hedge laying at Barnetts Wood Nature Reserve, December 2009. Picture of me taken by a countryside officer at Kent High Weald Project.

Start here; Introduction 

It is easier to say what should be done than to bring it about. Often people don’t actually want what they say they want to come about and moan when it does, it seems. But it might be that you are hearing different people, or that people have jumped on another bandwagon.

  Self censorship is more effective than physical torture.

Those who shape acceptability and culture, whether those things are “light foot print on the earth”, “clean living and be seen to be good” or the “accumulation of money and things” as acceptable, shape the way we self censor, this imposes on us an obligation not to question or wish to clarify. Our thoughts and interpretations are selectively broadcasts, which is distortion. It is wrong, though, to assume that companies, people, organisations just make money any way and have no ethic, protect themselves by finding a monopoly position using law and patent. But there is no general rule these things are not basic truth, but do they do cause stress. Relentless growth in a finite world is not sustainable, something has to give, therefore living within our means is a basic truth.

I am also interested in accuracy though quite a lot of my references are recollections primarily because they are important examples of perception, wishes in retrospect, or otherwise unrecorded but valuable understanding of things. They help us put together a model of the world from a range of uncertainties and likelys.

Next page; Introduction

List of pages;

1 Introduction

2 From Eden to Ethiopia

3     Observation

The Amazons

NHS and the swinging sixties

But it all changed for war

What happened to manufacturing

10 Empathy Toughness and Hierarchy of motives

11     Temperament

12 Example from nature Salmon

14 Children’s fairy tails

15     Unmeasurable Cost and Benefit

16 Perception

19      Music changes mood;

25     Political propaganda, and Interpretation

26 Power and excitement

27     Jeremy Clarkson factor

28 Motive

29      Inconvenient Truths and Self Interest;

30      Learnt Helplessness

31 To recap

32 Black Elk (M&C)

33 Passive non compliance

34 Summing up (M&C)

35 Conclusion (M&C)