we had an interesting chat yesterday in discussing how one can take the idea we are working with into the world where we are in a sense seeing the same problem, yet it manifests itself is two very different ways. take food for example. in the west and developed nations, there is an abundance of products, nicely packaged and processed, and ever-increasing instant gratification choices and drive-throughs to provide whatever, whenever, and wherever for one’s food craving. what you will gain is larger people, not necessarily healthier, but suffering from an increase in diseases that are akin to shooting yourself in the foot with the quality of food and lack of portion control.
then in the 3rdworlds, the one where there a lot of folks who are hungry for the opposite reason of the developed world – the lack of food, you get the double whammy that if you want to change something, you need to educate and teach the people. in our really early testing with agrowbox, I did a test to match the caloric intake of these folks and found that in about a week my mind was in a state of stupor, in a few weeks – I had to ask, “how can anyone do or learn anything with this dietary intake?” the other issue one has to contend with in the third world is that there is usually a less than democratic power structure that might speak about teaching people to fish, but the reality is more about giving a man a fish for the day for reasons that are not always altruistic for the good of all, rather for the profit of a few.
but that is what we are navigating now and it just seems odd that our crew might be from all over the planet, but a few sorts of think of wherever we are on the planet is home. in the modern world, you are seeing more and more image and shortcuts for a global scale with ideas and products. we are guilty ourselves of automating with technology in our test time in the states because a lot of people simply don’t want to work beyond a wage and/or think that you take a pill and you are suddenly the CEO of a multinational. it is interesting times to navigate.
what I do know is that soon the number of people being hungry, will increase, and perhaps at that point, the planet and countries will align more with humanity versus a nationalistic, religious, political view of anything different. I really don’t know.
what I do know, is more like a rock band in the 80s…it is time to work the road. the weird part is that we are going to try to do it under the radar, without the social blah blah and “like” issues of the current social spaces. but rather, it would be enough for someone to get a lightbulb turned on with learning, eat a healthy meal….and say, “I think I would like to do this too.”
it really doesn’t matter if it is inside a developed nation, or in the middle of some 3rd world area. something has to change…I don’t know if we can change anything, but I do know we can make the choice to try. how another receives or wants to use the technologies and education…is their choice.
that's my morning ramble. interesting times indeed. I hear brother Vincent’s voice in my head when he said, “this idea will cause a lot of problems” years ago.
I understand what he means now. it isn’t that I didn’t go in and out of the world with our shows and entertaining...but I didn’t realize, perhaps until I met father p in the desert at how much I was the same cause of the problems. the world appears very different to me these days, of which, time will tell if whether the idea is genius, or we are simply crazy.
it won’t be a simple or easy path…but after you realize and live a tiny version of Solomon’s experiment…it does all become clearer.