As we make our plans and designs for “Global Well-Being” we have the opportunity to keep all of the elements of well-being in mind. We must have a clear mission and be able to inspire the creativity of the most illuminated and intuitive people available. We have to distribute our wealth at the same rate that we produce it if we intend to have an impact on global well-being.
To include more and more people we wouldn’t expand the edges of the arcology larger and larger or the living quarters smaller and smaller. Instead we would configure another perfectly balanced “block” of 200 people to build another arcology located adjacent to the first arcology, but it would operate its economy separately and autonomously. This micro-economy structure will eliminate the economic imbalance that happens when too many experts of one field live in the same community, creating unemployment or under employment. We instead create another economic “block” of 200 and situate it within walking distance.
The block of 200 people could “stack” as in a skyscraper or just a building three or four stories high. It might be interesting to design a building that could continue to build “up” as more “blocks” of 200 were added to one location. The first reason for stacking rather than spreading out low to the ground would be to allow for more of the available land to be used for growing the necessary crops to sustain the arcology. The space and capacity for growing key crops on the surrounding land and more crops in the indoor farming system will determine how many “blocks” of 200 the land can sustain.
There are advantages of having a larger population of arcology-minded people to work together on larger projects. In a dense population, there may be more than 200 people who want to join forces to build a hospital or a manufacturing plant for baby food or something of great importance. They would continue to build balanced blocks of 200, but work together on the larger vision with the positions that are not defined.
America was founded on the hope of creating the plan for "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Many of my fellow Americans have replaced that dream with "life, liberty and the pursuit of money." I have found that if I get in the way of some people's ability to make money and or keep them from spending it all on themselves, they don't like me very much. They still don't understand that they have been blessed with the ability and strength to make large sums of money so that they can be the answer for those who have not been blessed with this skill set.
If we take our blessings and gobble up the profits we have lost sight of what Jesus taught when he said "what you do for the global family, you do unto me." The reverse of that is sobering. "What you choose to withhold from the global family, you choose to withhold from me." Read the entire chapter of Matthew chapter 25 and then decide for yourself what Jesus really wants you to do to express the religious part of yourself.
Gandhi stated that "Poverty is the cruelest form of violence." In so few words, Gandhi pointed out that one man's poverty is a result of the activities or inactivity of another. Allowing poverty to continue is a conscious choice we all make every day. “But what can I do? I’m just one person. I’m barely staying afloat myself! The answer is simple: Unite into the largest, most powerful global family that the planet has ever known. We can’t do it alone, but we most certainly can do it together.
We must expand our connection with God and mankind to gather and unite as humanitarians who will not tolerate poverty and inequality. No more can we continue to be a self-satisfying, self-focused people living a lifestyle that creates the mounting problems of poverty that require endless social programs. We must reach for the next level up from free enterprise to create a lifestyle based upon inter-dependence and cooperation. If we capitalists suppose ourselves to be successful while our "neighbors" in other neighborhoods or other countries go without their basic needs, we have a goal that is far different than the One we say we trust on the very currency we worship. We must set higher goals that include the well-being of every human on earth, not just our own.
Aren’t you sick of hearing that poverty is an incurable disease? Aren’t you sick of being told that there is nothing we can do? Why are we taught to quit before we even try?
What if there was a “Trump Tower” designed for planetary well-being instead of the greatest possible profits? With self-sustaining indoor green houses that produced enough food, water, energy and shelter for everyone within a 50 mile radius, we could build this self-contained tower in the poorest places in the world and put an end to poverty all at once. In areas of extreme poverty, the arcology will have to have a fully staffed hospital and rehabilitation center just to bring the population to a zero point. They can’t be expected to “carry their own weight” for a very long time. In light of this understanding, arcologies built in areas of extreme poverty would need more people living and supporting the arcology. Perhaps we could build 10 or 20 arcologies to support the hospital.
The bible speaks of a time when “every tear will be wiped from our eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” I believe this prophecy is talking about the new economy that is emerging as the capitalist economy crumbles. We are the generation of well-being that has been prepared to inherit the earth and lead the earth into world peace, abundance for all and a restored planet.
The truth is becoming clear that the planet connects us into one organism and when one child starves on the other side of the globe it impacts our well-being here at home, because the condition and safety of our global family sends ripples of energy to all of us. As we learn more about the law of attraction, we can gather to set our priorities and our group intention to solve poverty right now. Nothing is impossible when people work together for the common good.
I believe that all of the experts that we need to pull this project together would give freely of their time and talents to make these towers happen once their own needs were met by living in one of our gated communities. I believe that all that materials we need would be freely given, the construction workers and contractors, the medical and dental professionals, any and all that is needed would be given freely to help our malnourished brothers and sisters around the world heal and reach their fullest human potential.
There are a few of the experts needed to fully develop the potential of the members of the community. Can you think of a few more that your unique situation would benefit from? With 200 adult “spots” in the community, we can bring in all the professionals needed to make the right balance.
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