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"The really helpful things will not be done from the center; they cannot be done by big organizations; they can be done by the people themselves."

E.F. Schumacher SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

(note: I failed to mention that I've recently read EF Schumacher's must read 1972 book, Small Is Beautiful.  That has helped influence my thinking on small and big.)

Too big is not just about too big to fail banks. Nature abhors just about anything that is too big. Giganitism is an abnormality that, in humans and most life forms, leads to pathology or death. The same is true about things humans create-- companies, government, political and economic systems, megastores, megachurches, the 85 billionaires. who own as much as half of the seven billion planetary inhabitants.

Whether discussing corporations, governments, trade policies or just about anything else, people will argue that we need big, that big implies or offers or produces a good number of things. 

BIG Ideas and connotations

absolutely the only way to go, 

that it is destiny, 

inevitable, 

that it is required for scaleability/mass production

that it is better, 

that it is a sign of success, 

the greatest source of power

stronger

cooler

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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I totally agree w/ you Rob, big is a big problem,... by Gary Brumback on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 1:49:16 PM
Gary; If a general collapse occurs, Coroprations ... by Paul Repstock on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:28:35 PM
Just sent a link to myself for further reading. Re... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 6:25:43 PM
"I totally agree w/ you Rob, big is a big problem... by Daniel Penisten on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:06:33 PM
I love your chapter and book project!  Bi... by Sandra Lindberg on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 1:49:18 PM
     Yeah Sandra!   ... by Bob Gormley on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 3:12:25 PM
Yes, yes, yes. Your points about government repre... by Sandra Lindberg on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 3:52:24 PM
Great article, Rob.  How many a rich man, big... by Burl Hall on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:06:32 PM
Excellent ideas!  We won't go small in one "... by Derryl Hermanutz on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:11:41 PM
Good thoughts Derryl, but we have to work on rewi... by Paul Repstock on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:33:37 PM
The huge 'specialized' Dinosaurs learned the peri... by Paul Repstock on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:43:19 PM
Here's an article on investing small from the West... by intotheabyss on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 4:08:16 PM
Great article and I take all the points on board e... by paulvcassidy on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 4:35:17 PM
I'm afraid I have to disagree with you, Mr. Cassi... by Sandra Lindberg on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 6:17:44 PM
My knee-jerk is to disagree, here's why: cli... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 6:37:38 PM
People don't need the grid. Big corporate users an... by Pat Gallagher on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 11:25:08 PM
That God is big is a fact. But it also a fact that... by Carlo Dorigatti on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 7:29:08 PM
Recommended reading:"Small is Beautiful" by E F, S... by Carlo Dorigatti on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 7:32:15 PM
A powerful article for meaningful change this. Wel... by Daniel Penisten on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:16:06 PM
That goes double for big countries!!!! How muc... by Peter Hindrup on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:53:39 PM
Or....I've got an idea; How about fifty States????... by molly cruz on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 12:25:46 AM
Important subject. Thanks Rob and all those who ad... by Pat Gallagher on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 11:08:46 PM
Big does more damage when it eventually falls down... by Dave Winship on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 11:58:04 PM
A small distinction: I think 'Big does more damag... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 12:17:11 AM
Reality! What a concept! * With virtually ever... by molly cruz on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 12:24:03 AM
Very good comment Molly Cruz! Arrogance leads us... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 1:57:29 AM
Well I suppose it's a bit Rabelaisian, my paradig... by molly cruz on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 11:53:52 AM
The main benifit of "Bigness" is also its Achille... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 12:54:00 PM
And therein lies the rub. If we question our beha... by molly cruz on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 1:48:50 PM
You are full of wisdom today Molly, "Love the Str... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 2:03:41 PM
Two other things we must do - Big solutions to the... by Scott Baker on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 4:22:43 AM
This is a spot-on article; let's dump the 'Too bi... by David Brittain on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 6:36:33 AM
You could make a start by writing small articles!&... by David Chester on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 8:53:24 AM
And while you are at it, to recognize that macroe... by David Chester on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 9:00:08 AM
Wherever something is wrong, something is too big... by Nelson Betancourt on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 1:04:57 PM
Instinctively, we all agree with Rees. But, he is... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 2:05:59 PM
and then there's "us". All 7+ billion. Almost twic... by Bob Davey on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 3:06:46 PM
That is what Molly has been talking about above. ... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 4:02:21 PM
If I read Molly right, she's saying that we shoul... by Bob Davey on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 5:29:35 PM
Yes, "we should be able to do better than that". ... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 8:24:21 PM
Close, but no cigar. I'm all for dealing with the... by molly cruz on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:25:37 AM
So, we can't rightfully kill everything off as lo... by Bob Davey on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:55:44 PM
Oh Lighten up, Bob; and stop misinterpreting my t... by molly cruz on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 2:52:25 AM
Genetics is a crapshoot, among other things; and w... by molly cruz on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:07:05 AM
Molly, I care much more for the last 12 wolves in... by Bob Davey on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:36:43 PM
Again, as I spit out the words you have stuffed in... by molly cruz on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 2:55:30 AM
Yes. We are too big. ... by Daniel Penisten on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:42:20 PM
Nailed it! ... by Maynard McKillen on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 4:31:00 PM
I wrote it before in a comment (addressed to Derry... by Guglielmo Tell on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 5:18:27 PM
Just read Manuobu Fukuoka's book "The One Straw Re... by Jane Dugdale on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 7:40:46 PM
Thanks I just ordered the book. It looks great ... by Rob Kall on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 4:49:52 PM
"Small is beautiful" is a revolution. It is a way... by Pat Gallagher on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 8:01:07 PM
Pat, I agree, "Hitting the reset button is danger... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 8:41:20 PM
Paul, it seems ironic that a jubilee, while very a... by Pat Gallagher on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 9:32:24 PM
IDK Pat?? I know there is some danger. However, ... by Paul Repstock on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 9:55:15 PM
I'm not talking about "hitting the reset button". ... by Guglielmo Tell on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 1:13:53 AM
>"Once everything crashes...."< This is a ... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 7:42:00 AM
Let me tell you about crashes...there's only one t... by molly cruz on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:37:08 AM
Yes, we know it is coming someday. Species survi... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:37:43 AM
Nonsense. We have never 'sought to evolve', we we... by molly cruz on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 3:05:56 PM
Well, we disagree on some things. With a "Near m... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 3:25:19 PM
Bully. ... by molly cruz on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 8:11:55 PM
Molly, we certainly don't agree on things. G... by Bob Davey on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 8:46:49 PM
If I had ever suggested what you imply; I would ha... by molly cruz on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 3:04:04 AM
"Once everything crashes"This implies we already s... by Pat Gallagher on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:09:55 AM
Some scientists say that regarding climate change... by Guglielmo Tell on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:38:10 PM
Big is lazy. Big is a sign of lack of patience, a... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:53:51 PM
Little has had its day; it's a model for intimate ... by molly cruz on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:33:17 AM
Molly, elephants are tiny. So are whales. A multin... by Pat Gallagher on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 10:58:22 AM
Nah. The point of the whale is things can get big,... by molly cruz on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:03:03 PM
No individuals, no heroes, no villains (!?!). As a... by Pat Gallagher on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:48:58 PM
Without a clear idea of the overall agenda in whi... by molly cruz on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 2:50:29 PM
Well Molly, you've made me realize that we won't b... by Pat Gallagher on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:17:13 AM
Sorry, molly, but I don't think we share the same... by Kim Cassidy on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:47:52 AM
My Gracious Kim, I love this response.   ... by Burl Hall on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 4:52:08 AM
Great lists! The main thing I see that's too bi... by CASSE3 on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 10:05:16 AM
Mars has a stable economy??? Not much happens th... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:42:44 AM
Whew! This study of Things Too Big and becoming to... by Daniel Penisten on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:35:01 AM
Daniel, this subject needs to stay on center stage... by Pat Gallagher on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 7:42:34 AM
Thanks Pat. I promise to preserve your context. I ... by Daniel Penisten on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:35:28 PM
Big wraps itself in armor and every weapon imagina... by Kim Cassidy on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 11:24:01 PM
Ever see the movie Corporation?  It goes thr... by Burl Hall on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 6:38:54 PM
Ok. Have captured all of this article and comment ... by Daniel Penisten on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 4:04:38 PM