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What would a world look like where we win, where the system is seriously changed?

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We need to embrace the practice, that most indigenous peoples embrace, of considering nature and all our relations, and the effects of our decisions on seven generations. This will affect our decisions on energy, climate change, building, urban planning and so much more. We are all connected-- humans, animals, plants, ecosystems, biomes, the atmosphere-- and we must practice deep connection consciousness. It must be taught in school starting at an early age. it must be covered by the movie industry, by television. It must become a value that we all share-- and failure to be connection conscious, or to act connection consciously, should be treated as vile, offensive and abominable socially.

4-Decentralized, relocalized, local

This is related to moving from big to small. We need to plan for, nurture, build and support local community, business, economics, food, healthcare. That nurturing and support can come from centralized planning and government. But government should be dissected to identify ways to make it smaller and more decentralized. We should be able to use our new digital technologies to help us decentralize and localize.

Label for local. Just as food and products have labels for contents, add labels that tell where the products come from. If they are shipped, require stamps or stickers on them that show how many miles, they travelled. Allow local products, say, under 50 miles of transport, to go without the stickers or stamps. Yes, it will add to cost. That's the idea. Make local sourcing more attractive, more affordable.

5-Regulate with Strong regulations. End corporate personhood

Nature has laws, has regulations. Go outside the lines and you die. It is totally reasonable to create regulations that protect people, that protect community, that protect local and small. Reward companies that embrace regulations. Punish companies that evade them. Expect huge resistance on this. Regulation is a core aspect of life. It should be a part of the new system we create.

Take away the right of corporations to personhood, which they use to shield themselves from regulations.

6-Connection, Inclusion

We're all connected. We need to build connection and inclusion into our culture, into our systems, into our economic models. No-one is left out. No-one is labeled unworthy. We function as groups, as communities and take care of everyone, especially the weakest and most vulnerable. We make sure that every person has food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and an opportunity to contribute to supporting the community.

7-Robust parenting and child care

Want to produce more psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists? Do a bad job with parenting and child care. We need to invest much, much more in helping parents to do the best job. That means educating them, helping them, giving them serious time off from work so they can devote full time for the first year or two to raising emotionally healthy children. Yes! A year or two is necessary. This will be expensive. About four million babies are born in a year. If one parent stays home and is paid, say, $35,000 plus is given free medicare (under $5000 for a year) that's about $160 billion dollars. Huge, right? But in 2011 the FBI estimated that known psychopaths (which doesn't include the higher functioning ones in government Fortune 1000 companies, religion, politics, etc) cost the USA $470 billion a year This is an investment in eliminating the worst people from our population that will save money AND help raise employment for the unemployed.

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity  

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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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 (more...)
 

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