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Sustainable Development

Understanding and Managing Existence and
Development within Nature, the Natural
Parameters of Existence


Lecture Presentation


Understanding and managing existence and development, socio-cultural, political, economic, scientific and technological development, at the level of the natural conditions of existence. In a differentiated, but integrated, connected and related way, in their essence, in depth and detail, within the natural parameters, the boundaries and limits of existence set by nature. Not just continuing on the same path, in an environmentally more friendly, less harmful and destructive way. Understanding and managing the role and responsibility, in our existence and development, that by nature are individually ours to understand and manage, where we are in charge and in control, individually in the mind and mental existence. Not trying to manage the role of nature, that lies beyond human control. Trying to improve external conditions and the world around us, through managing, controlling, rearranging and directing the natural environment, natural forces, processes and development. Understanding and managing existence and development, demands and challenges, problems and difficulties, within existing and changing external conditions. Not creating the ideal external conditions, of an ordered, stable, secure and predictable world, of easy material abundance.

The natural conditions of existence and development. How, traditionally and today, we understand and manage existence and development. Problematic results and consequences, human individual, social and environmental problems and difficulties. The direction of the answers and solutions. The direction we need to take in conceptual and mental development, individually and as a species. The understanding, mental powers and abilities, mental skills and practices we need to develop. To sustain an expanding global human population on the limited and finite natural material resources base of the Earth, and not contribute further to the premature demise, in the long term, of the human species at its own hands.

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