[ExI] didn't know he was at the party... was: RE: Wrath of the Old Ones
tara at taramayastales.com
Sun May 3 18:57:43 UTC 2015
That’s a great theme, Ivor.
This is also what goes through my head whenever people rant about there being too many human beings on the planet because our resources are running out. Human beings are our most important resource.
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> On May 3, 2015, at 10:15 AM, Ivor Peter Brians <ipbrians at simplyweb.net> wrote:
> What resonates with me is what I believe was Bill W’s main point as stated above. The practice of subjugating a group is not only harmful for members of that group but all of society.
> In the sci-fi book I am working on a sage tells a story to a young charge. In the story a civilization on a faraway planet had squandered a natural resource and perished when their aging star made life uninhabitable. It takes the student a long time to guess what that resource was. It turns out that this most valuable resource was the civilization’s own people. By marginalizing certain groups, society did not gain the benefit of all of the civilization’s geniuses. If all of their geniuses and other talented folks had been allowed to blossom over millions of years they would have developed the technology to leave their aging solar system.
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