Co-operatives are one of the world’s best kept secrets.
I think the slight error here is that the >>monetary and “economic” system<< is not the cause but the expression of our collective attitude toward each other. If it would be the cause than we probably would already have done something about it considering how many of us have suffered from it for such a long time.
The pathology is that we use each other as a means to an end… employers do that with their employees and employees do the same with their employers.
We can use the current economic system for good if we collectively choose to and engage in a form of compassionate economy that voluntarily follows different rules right in the middle of the old.
Here is a little example of what’s i.e. changing U.K.:http://www.uk.coop/2012/about/surprising-facts
AZ are you ready for a cooperative movement? Are we ready to stand with each other not against anything but for a humanity that lives the interconnectedness that we now more and more understand?
Can we go from talking to action?
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Yes, I am deeply convinced that cooperatives in all of it’s forms will be the future not just because it is the most enlightened step forward in our economic evolution, it is also inevitable due to the impact we are making on our environment and on each other.
The astounding reality of this step is that the doors are wide open and even though there will be a lot of work and hardship on the path the possibilities are very exciting when we allow ourselves to fully understand and embrace a world that is cooperation, sharing and a true form of “enlightened self-interest”.
I am not talking about sacrificing our individuality for the greater good nor am I talking about much like the one we seem to live in where majority of people serve a few super rich to seemingly no end.
I envision a world where we understand that we can only get the best out of people when we there for them to do what they came here for and we only win when everybody wins!
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