‘The optimist waits for the wind to change. The pessimist says it won’t. Meanwhile, the realist sets the sails.’ In this short video, ReGen Founder Rory Spowers suggests that we all fall into one of these three categories – and may often find ourselves shifting from one to another. Maybe our collective future now depends on the speed at which a critical mass of humanity can now shift out of a recursive loop – between being pessimists or optimists – and start being the realists we now need to set the sails towards a regenerative future?
In this short 13 min video, Rory tries to unpack what he sees as one of the major limitations within the collective world-view we need to transcend, if a regenerative future is to be possible – namely, exposing the incessant drive to try and recorrect complex biological problems with simple ‘downstream’ synthetic solutions.
Rory suggests that this is based upon the limitations and erroneous assumptions that our prevailing scientific world-view has made about living biological processes.
And this can be applied at all levels of the system, from the topsoil and human health, to the biosphere itself.
In this video, Re-Gen Founder Rory Spowers unpacks some of the key concepts and terms within the global ideological crisis, highlighting the hallmarks of genuine systems change and the qualities that would underpin a truly regenerative culture and society. This video, along with the essay Is the Virus our Vaccine, is intended to provide the important conceptual preparation and groundwork for the unfolding journey ahead – and both can be referred back to any stage in the journey for deeper clarification about some of these important key terms and ideas.