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robert wolff lived on the Big Island, called Hawai'i

his website is He passed away in late 2015. He was born in 1925, was Dutch, spoke, Dutch, Malay, English and spent time living and getting to know Malaysian Aborigines. He authored numerous books including What it Is To Be Human, Original Wisdom and Rain of Ashes. 

"Original Wisdom is an extraordinary book that every person should read." Rob Kall

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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 6, 2012
Remember Hiroshima? absurdity may well apply to humans, the smart apes who in a few years can invent a way to send a man to the moon and bring him back safely. We can make ever more lethal weapons but we cannot make peace. We accept artificial intelligence but not our neighbor's beliefs. We cannot stop interfering in other countries nor stop interfering in nature and so we are destroying our only home. Knowing full well what we are doing.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 26, 2012
"Accidents happen" Mr Romney declared that the Aurora horror has nothing to do with "gun control": accidents happen However, murders happen often in this country, more often than in most other countries this size. If it is not accidents will happen, it must be the culture
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2012
Last night's dream; inhuman humans Is the Occupy movement, the 99%, the beginning of our resistance? Here in Hawaii we are as far from the west coast as the west coast is from Washington -- almost as far from DC as DC is from Baghdad. To us it is stories in a newspaper, something on the computer. Exciting, sure. Is it the beginning of learning what our reality is
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 29, 2012
"If you don't know how to fix it stop breaking it." We are the only species on this planet that lives by manmade laws that are based on manmade ideas of morality and/or profit. Not only unsustainably but with full awareness suicidal -- worse than suicidal: with full awareness extinguishing other species, destroying the planet.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 5, 2012
What domesticating does to us and how to get our from under If one day my cats discover they can catch their own food, they free not only themselves, but they leave me with a bag of catfood that I cannot use. I would love to see the very very rich with trillions in their banks that are worthless, because there are no more consumers; we don't need their money any more.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Titanic World The Captain of the Titanic knew they had hit an iceberg but he also knew that his ship was unsinkable. Today we know the world is rapidly heating up, but we also think that somehow we, humans, with all our smarts and power will precent this world from becoming unliveable.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 8, 2012
What do you mean, "ecology?" What exactly is ecology, what does it have to do with evolution? Do we need to know? Well yes, that s how the natural world works.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 4, 2012
Search for Simple A dream to remind me of the importance of the simplest truth behind all of what we think of as spirituality or religion. We humans make things so complicated, that makes enemies. Simple makes peace
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2012
Worth All our commotion about jobs ignores what unemployment does to us. Not just loss of income but loss of "worth." That can be a serious source of PTSD. We forget our worth as humans. Isn't that what Arab Spring and the Occupy movement is about? Ultimately our worth is our ability to survive. What can be greater worth?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 22, 2012
economy <=> ecology the extreme imbalance of both the (world) economy and ecology is a consequence of how we, humans, have removed ourselves from the reality of the planet. Politics will not help, money spent will not help, we need to rethinl who we are in relation to the reality of the planet
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 30, 2011
Fiddling While the Planet Burns Why don't we talk about climate change? Globalization but not Global Warming? We have become a species hell bent on destroying the planet, forgetting or denying that we are of the planet. We are racing full speed to our own extinction, taking as many species with us as we can. According to at least one Holy Book once we were all but erased but cleansed by water; this time it will be by fire and all other extremes...
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 13, 2011
The Last War, Having vs Being The last war is the Haves against the Have-nots, fought on many fronts as if it is about having. But it is really about BEING. Our being heard, listened to. About Life itself.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 7, 2011
Money, money a divided country, split by money -- on one side they have all of it, on the other we the people who get less and less.
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 23, 2011
BE PREPARED Be prepared for the shock of the loss of innocence, the thought that "things will work out" they may not.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 30, 2011
"Let them eat cake" this is not about politics, or even religion, it is psychology, sociology, but above all needing to be heard.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 1, 2011
one one eleven happy new year!
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 9, 2010
NOW WHAT? the gap between the two Americas -- can we talk?
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Is there an alternative to constant economic growth? growth can never be forever. Growing requires dying. How can we change to a sustainable life style -- quickly, while we still can?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 23, 2010
What I Look At Looks At Me In an ecology everything is related to everything - and in ecologies there are no bosses - there is no better. We're all in this together.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 10, 2010
ADAPT "What can we DO?" Adapt to a rapidly, probably dangerously changing world. Global warming is global-- as our economy -- but the effects, and adaptation will have to be local

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