Social, Environmental & Self-Reponsibility

We live with other people in our families, towns, states, countries and on this planet. What ideas and beliefs do we still have that cause us to distrust, dislike, and fight with others who are essentially just like us?

We human beings come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, skin tones, beliefs and ways of doing things. However, we now know that human beings have vastly more things in common than we have differences. Don’t we have the responsibility to treat others as we would like them to treat us?

Planet earth is a finite place with finite resources. It provides us with what we need to exist. Some of us have been lucky enough to be born where there is greater abundance and we have exploited that abundance so much that we are putting the future in doubt for future generations. Do we continue our greedy and selfish plundering our immediate environments and of the planet as a whole? Or do we act more responsibly and treat our environment as if we owned it…..because we do.

The Social, Environmental, & Self Responsibility Factor:

We can also explore the following:

  • Human consequences matrix
  • Faith/authority – science continuum
  • Semantics
  • Science as a method
  • Basic statistics
  • Propaganda Analysis
  • Experimentation
  • Advertising
  • Fallacies of logic
  • Asking correct questions
  • Unintended consequences
  • Concrete verses abstract/”fuzzy” words
  • Questioning beliefs
  • Discrimination
  • Over-generalizing
  • Evolution – revolution continuum
  • Interpretation verses fact
  • First impressions
  • Facts, inferences and value-judgments
  • How to run a meeting
  • Fact verses opinion
  • Contingency planning
  • Personal research
  • Paradigms, mindsets
  • Perspectives
  • Beliefs-> decisions-> actions-> consequences
  • Operational definitions
  • Prioritizing
  • An answer or the answer
  • Win-win negotiations
  • Inductive – deductive reasoning
  • Cause and effect verses correlation
  • Means and ends
  • Form verses substance
  • Change as a constant
  • Open mind to alternatives
  • Relativity verses absolutism/authoritarianism
  • Creativity
  • Making and using lists
  • Vested interests
  • Mental practice
  • Varieties of experiences
  • Formal – informal language
  • Labeling
  • The power of questions
  • Travel
  • Specificity
  • Performance verses status or “degree”
  • Sleep on it
  • Inquisitiveness (like a child)