The Good Society
One thing that is universal to the world is, species tend to stay with their own kind. You see dolphins, coyotes, bears, and even bees buzz together. There are species such as reptiles that may bot stay with their same, but they reptiles still must find other reptiles to procreate. That being said, Intuitively most species also know they need their own kind to live and prosper together. There is a social bond between species of the like, that is, they no not to kill one another respectable just to kill. Humans are not different. We are an advanced species (relative to the world) that ought to know not to kill just to kill, not to rape women, hurt children, Kill endangered species, or even as to harm the earth in which we share. The sharing of the earth is where the good society holds an inter-contextual relationship with preserving itself.
As the advanced species we hold a fiduciary duty toward each other and the earth. As a species we need the earth to survive, and we as humans can’t procreate without each other, and we yearn to stay around other humans as well. This inter-contextual relationship with the earth and other humans is a social contract and as humans we inheret a fiduciary duty toward the earth and humans alike. The duty to not liter purposely, to not harm intentionally, the want to do good and well, and the self-respect enough to want societal virtue.
Violence and Crime
Unfortunately, human dispositions can get the best of us. There can be misunderstandings and evolutionary psychology will tell us human beings may have fought since the beginning of time. But we have advanced into what we know of as a modern civil society. So why are there so many fights and killing of each other? Mental health is a key characteristic to most tyrannical individuals. Of the millions of people in the world there is bound to be some individuals with mental disorders. There are many mental disorders and greed can be one of them. Governing of these tyrants can be difficult, but indeed needs to happen. We are here to share the earth. Although we all strive for autonomy, we are social creatures and all inherent the universal right to share the earth. Governments are there to help maintain the social contract, and not to completely dictate our lives. There will always be violence and crime so how do we share the earth?
Any creature on this planet has a right to life. Being the top of the food chain, however, human beings tend to do what they please without self-evaluation. Whether it is animals or humans, the earth is there for all of us, and all of us have a role to play in the sustainable future of every species on the planet. We can’t live without many of the species on earth, yet it feels like much of what we have we take for granted that is we consume to much to as things might not be able to function properly. Earth is a planet full of growing organisms and without the health of everything on earth, what do human beings have? Good societies are built on this principle, that is, we as humans are the top of the food chain, therefore, we are bound not only good governance of each other in society, but the animals and environment around us. What we know of business is the exchange of resources on earth. Politics, business, and society must lear to work in harmony with each other and focus to share the resources on the planet wisely. Hording resources is not only what causes wars, but inhibits healthy growth. Citizens of the earth have a duty to fully understand the relations between politics, business, and society.
There is an intrinsic relationship between politics, business and society. This is considered the earths trilogy. The trilogy of how human beings function and share the worlds resources. The way we govern each other, treat animals, dump garbage into the water in which we drink, and ultimately, accept this as the way we live. This trilogy is powerful to comprehend and many people don’t want to think about this objectively, or even at all. The concertation of the trilogy is the path to creating the good society. Nobody knows the right way to live. How do we create a good society?
The good society is a place where citizens of any country are informed and knowledgeable about this trilogy. The citizens yearn for wisdom, reason, and a rationale behavior that can tolerate violent behavior, and hatred toward others with opposing views. Citizens driven toward the good society are patient and hard working people that genuinely care about society as a whole. In our current state of political economy we have an exchange of business for goods and services. This exchange is governed politically and demanded socially. Therefore, we must respect the products and services rendered for society and create the best, most sustainable products and services possible. Not products for profit that will break just to get more profit.
What is growth? And how can it be sustainable? Let’s start out by saying growth is not over consumptions. Consuming things is an as needed issue. In the US and most of the developing world there has become a meme in over consuming goods and services. This is gluten behavior. Societies of scale can still grow and be happy consuming the things they need, and not what they always want. It is the idea of an individual’s quality of life. As a market economy we have been taught to buy things we want and not what we need. This exceeds what sustainability is all about.
Being sustainable is a practice and discipline in which we buy what we need, make products that last, and drive long-lasting value into society. The good society focuses on this principle. The principle that we don’t always get what we want. This is discipline. A good quality of life, however, fills the voids of us having the liberty to buy what we want. Maybe not whenever we want, but just enough to fill this void. The sustainable growth comes from intellectual individuals that yearn for knowledge, not material things. The good society comes for productive people looking to make good products that do well for society long-term. The good society is problem solvers, bot people who are lazy and violent that create more problems. The real question is how to lift the average individual to yearn for wisdom, hard work, and productive problem solving?