being not much older than you, I decided to fully dive into permaculture about 2 years ago. That also resulted in the need to relocate, on which I am currently working on.
Am I making the right choice going back to school?
If it is a good school, with good lecturers and mentors, that still works with the ideas of science, rather than money – yes.
Unfortunately, they are hard to find today. (I left the university due to that.)
My desire is to be a community developer, a sustainable designer, an innovator and entrepreneur. My greatest abilities in life have to do with fostering human connection; I excel at communicating, empathizing, advocating, and connecting individuals with other individuals who can "get sh!t done." I am just a super passionate middleman between the wants and needs of people and the systems they find themselves in.
Being someone who learns as much as he can – everywhere, I have found that it is useful to know all topics you are involved in, at least a little bit. Enough to determine if someone knows what they are doing, or if they just talk a lot. Then again, I do not excel at communication.
Is there a correlation between plant systems and human systems […]
Yes. The challenge is to find out what it is and how it works.
[…] and would a deeper understanding of those systems aid in the designing and implementing of more sustainable, efficient, proactive human systems in a climate of economic, social, political and environmental uncertainty?
Being that broad, the answer is unlikely to be "no".
However – knowledge itself doesn't result in good/bad results. How it is used is far more relevant. There is so much knowledge out there, that is ignored and denied and forgotten; scientists bad-mouthed, blackmailed or threatened.
We have to first create a space in which scientific work is possible. (This is actually what I am working towards.)
- a scientists on a detour