Updated: Sep 22, 2020
To think, to move, and to get things done, we need a constant supply of energy. But given the current dire situation, we need to make our decision more succinct than ever before:
What kinds of energy that go into our system? Are they empty carbons made to look like food utilizing myriads of synthetics that need other synthetics to allow our bodies to digest it?
Or are they complex carbon, yet easily broken down by our bodies and soils, still alive with good and rich microbes that are allowed to enter them to help enriching their microbiomes and hence their overall health?
At what cost? It is not only a question of the price we pay to purchase the product per se. But how much environmental costs does it take to produce them vis a vis the profits it creates, not only to the producers but also to the entire beneficiaries in the overall supply chain.
None of us with masses can escape the law of gravity.
Here is the question of purpose: how big it is and why we need the energy?
Because the more significant the size of the energy it is still wasteful if it is not addressing the right purposes and the right problems at hand. With a right way of thinking of "waste" from the standpoint of purpose, we can define pollution as a concept that is more than just fog or smog. Clean air and healthy food are still pollutions if they are not properly utilized to destress a tired mind and body to allow us who consume them to do better functions for society.
Some other examples of not-so-obvious pollutions are cash-rich companies that do not create new entrepreneurs with an easier barrier to exits while using their service. Or, highly educated individuals whose jobs produce little added values or less than what s/he potentially can. The list of these types of artificial economic activities is long.
Pollutions are problematic because they do not help to create a robust society. No matter how good they are in nature, they are still excesses that need to be further transformed to 'redeem' the other parts of nature that are broken – the weakest links, and to harness the various potencies of the rests. The whole purpose of creation is a flourishing society – a syntropic, not entropic universe!
This is the question of relevance and placement for the energy – a measure for timing and place. This is the question of "What is natural?", which is an important subject. We all want to work with, not against nature basically. However, there are elements in nature that have been securely placed to serve some basic principles for the earth to be well-functioning.
Take, for example, the multitudes of microbes found in at the bottom of the sea – their primary functions are to provide energy for all of the living creatures and also to maintain the sea level as such so that they are helping to protect the life on the land. There are also different sets of microbes on the land, whose jobs are to digest organic wastes. Even in our body, they exist to digest food and perform many other metabolic & psychology-stabilizing functions.
The current health problems occurring in the human body, soil and water are precisely these: we alter the integrity of these two differently purposed microbes to serve the functions that they were not designed to do – we even kill the fresh microbes found on the soil and our body with the altered form of microbes we harvest from the sea! The result is we may live a little bit longer yet, but once again not robust.
In a nutshell, we invite you to re-think the three important building blocks of nature: Energy, Gravity, and Integrity in their essence and consequences. After that, let us continue with the implications of not only the first understanding or the second either, but go all the way to the third! We believe with a more integrated design thinking a more relevant, cost-effective, and maximum solution to current problems are closer to reality.