I seem to have developed a fascination with naval ships over the years – both in modern times and historically. It might have something to do with the fact that my father, an aunt, an uncle, two brothers, and two cousins proudly served in the United States Navy. So yes, I really enjoy stories about ships.
As I continue to read and reread the ProPublica article, the same thoughts keep coming to me over and over.
Competition vs Cooperation
The thought that continues to haunt me is that the behavior of competition is loosing to cooperation. The behavior of competition along with angry, threatening orders is breaking down. And, I don’t think it’s only the US Navy. The USS Fitzgerald and its crew are merely one example, but a very good one.
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I think the awareness that we live in is changing from one of competition to one of cooperation. Moreover, actions based purely on competition and the anger to provoke the competition are failing miserably.
Systems are breaking down and I don’t think lack of funding has as much to do with as the old system of worldwide competition simply isn’t working anymore.
Humans are Tired of War
For instance, whether you are a citizen or a military person, people are sick and tired of war. Furthermore, people no longer want to be a cog in the wheel of their governments. Rather, they want freedom of choice. Instead, the majority of humans in this world get no participation in the deathly decisions that are made on their behalf by their governments.
The point is, I believe that we live in a time of a Universal paradigm shift from competition to cooperation.
We can’t continue to “get angry” and kill mass numbers of people to bring about change, peace, or cooperation.
Life just doesn’t work that way! It never has. It never will.
Gregg Braden: From Competition to Cooperation
On the subject of cooperation, I want to share the source of my train of thought on this topic. I recently watched a series on the Gaia Channel hosted and written by Gregg Brandon, who is now my favorite modern scientist.
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