paul wheaton wrote:Books, movies, speaking tours, podcasts ...
Imagine if there were Media Boots?
Michael Cox wrote:They did an episode recently discussing the power of anthems to unite people behind a cause, and to get people acting together. It was a very interesting discussion, and relevant here.
They concluded that there is currently no effective song that could become a unifying anthem for the climate change cause, and sent out a call to action for people to write one.
Does permaculture need something similar?
J Youngman wrote:I'm not sure what a single person could do to reach a billion people, I think it would probably require a group/community of people.
One thing I do think would help reach a wider audience of people would be branching off away from things like "Climate Change". It has become synonymous with Global Warming. It is something that has become so politicized that it is an immediate turn off to a lot of people.
I think Permaculture can and should be independent from other movements, while still having parallel ideas and goals.
Marketing is a great way to promote and spread. I think there is actually a risk of marketing too successfully, to the point that "permaculture" becomes a term that corporations monetize the way they use "natural" or "organic".
I'd really hate to see "permaculture" round-up!
paul wheaton wrote:I feel like there is a chance that my stuff could get a thousand times more attention at any moment. Then I will have accidentally stumbled onto the path that this guy is contemplating.
I wonder if somebody famous might happen upon my book, or happen upon rocket mass heaters. Or permies. Or SKIP. Just one bit gets some big-time attention and goes viral, and then all the rest gets attention too. Finally.
paul wheaton wrote:I think the idea is that the guy asking the question is attempting to steel himself to make the leap - to dedicate his everything to accomplishing this task. Alone, if required.
So if he embraces utter dedication for the rest of his life, what does he do?
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paul wheaton wrote:So if he embraces utter dedication for the rest of his life, what does he do?
Without knowing the full conversation or person, I see this as a cart before the horse situation.
"What does he do" comes after "utter dedication" and "utter dedication" comes after conviction, which comes after belief, and after understanding or hearing. Sounds to me like the fella doesn't truly believe in what he is or was thinking of dedicating his life to.
paul wheaton wrote:
I think he wishes to understand the options. And a bit of understanding of where the path goes helps to make concrete decisions on where the path begins.
What does he fill his brain with now to be effective at this task for the next several decades?
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