Society in rapid change
by Dr Michael Ellis

 
 

In a society in rapid change the old order still tends to maintain itself.
There is a separation or distance between the belief system of the society in general, and the evolving belief systems of individuals in an age of interconnectedness and globalization. The old order, still maintains itself at the expense of competition, survival of the fittest. and the accumulation of power.

Thus, so-called democratic organizations and democratic businesses are still ruled by the people at the top. They control within the context of their organization, ways of thought which enable them to survive and succeed within the current societal worldview. These basic ingredients of the societal ways of thinking include authority, competition, win/lose,conformity, parochialism, control, linear thinking and material wealth as being the indicators of success.

Thus the educational system strait jackets the children into expressions of societal memes and conceptions of success and competition
The more gifted children are rarely given the chance for original thought as they have already been conditioned by the social and environmental stimuli of the nexus of information which enables the society they are born into to express and survive as a nation state.

Do they ever have the opportunity for meditation.for expressing their Psi abilities for communicating with animals and for understanding the nature of their entelechy?

The other aspect of societal power and status is that once a person is in a certain position of power, there is an expectation by society that they will accumulate more power, in terms of degrees , Honors, political clout or wealth
This means that despite all the affirmations that we live in an equal democratic world where everybody has a right to success and freedom ,we have yet to define exactly what these things actually mean.

A person who is in a position of authority and power in a university or business may proclaim themselves as altruistic and performing for the common good .
However to what extent does this person express creativity, compassion, altruism, respect for others and a sense of interconnectedness with all beings.
Although these words might be vocalized there may well be a dissonance between what the person believes in terms of their ideals and what they do in their professional and individuall lives.

In fact it could be that the accumulation of degrees and the accoutrements of success are mere content and excess baggage to the truth which is beyond words and perhaps can be expressed as innate value which from within the core of all persons ( whoever they are) has the opportunity to evolve givcen the right opportunity.

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Dr Michael Ellis

Dr Michael Ellis is a medical doctor, futurist, and peace worker, living in Melbourne.

Dr Ellis is Founder of The Medical Renaissance Group. The aim of The Medical Renaissance Group is to create a new kind of medicine which integrates mind, body and spirit, society and the environment.

He is also Founder of the Centre for Change which aims to create an openness of dialogue for men and women of goodwill, in order that we can find a way out of the current global crisis. It also aims to contribute to the creation of a planetary peace culture, which affirms our deepest respect for all life which makes up the biosphere.

Dr Ellis has higher qualifications in general medicine, paediatrics and nutritional medicine.

He has a special interest in mind-body medicine and in optimizing the physical, mental and emotional health of the individual. He is a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University, where he is particularly interested in brain longevity and the prevention of dementia.

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