Click on the above link to visit George Monbiot’s own site for this article about how we might begin to restore community. Like George, we believe the antidote to our manifold ills as societies lies in connection, relationship and community. Our current cultural context is all about – and perpetuates – separation, isolation and alienation. Arguably because we are increasingly isolated as individuals and in families, and encouraged to respond to our problems by ‘othering’ equally or more powerless groups of people – divide to conquer and rule – we tend to normalize, acquiesce in and fail to challenge the ways our societies operate. The more we are able to connect with ourselves and others, the more we will create organic, holistic change that serves all of our well-being. Love, in place of fear.
This article was originally published on 8 February in the Guardian, and here is the link to that too.
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