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So Far from Home by Margaret J. Wheatley

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9ALL-CONSUMING SELVES

I want to understand how this culture of narcissism, polarization, and paranoia came to be; and how we became so fearful of one another, separating into categories and ethnicities just when we need to support and console one another and work together as strong communities.

So I’m undertaking to draw a map of the primary influences and dynamics that interacted to emerge as this fear-based culture. I believe this map will interest you if you’ve been working on nonviolence, civility, democracy, the media, consumerism, corporate power, environmentalism, community building. As you’ll see here, I found them to be all interconnected, ...

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