As a follow-up to the film, I'd like to bring up three items for discussion and feedback. Please feel free to introduce your own ideas in the comment section of this post.
My three items:
1) I'd like to help shape a new society that is intentionally structured to address the lack of sustainability (and wisdom) that is inherent in our current society. My preference is to do it in a business-like way and to build a model of how we might live better and more sustainably. I enjoy living in the Inland Northwest and would like to build something within this region. As you will quickly glean from a review of my blog, I envision a high-quality spa. Indeed, I think that Quality (similar to that defined by Robert Pirsig in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Lila, see book links at left) is the cornerstone philosophy of a sustainable society. The society must balance labor and capital and this is done through an occupancy that is evenly divided between those who build and operate the infrastructure and those who provide the capital and have access to the infrastructure. These two groups -- fellows and patrons -- would be interchangeable and could flow back and forth. Flow would be another characteristic of the society.
Does anyone know of a property that might be suitable for this infrastructure? It must be away from the city lights, have ample water, support diverse permaculture, have southern exposure, etc. Green Bluff is one area that comes to mind. Does anyone know of individuals or foundations who can initially fund (say $2 million) this type of endeavor? Funding can be in the form of a grant that is paid back as patrons deposit funds. Does anyone want to sit down and discuss this in a business-like way?
2) This film has not attracted -- at least yet -- the attention of film festivals. Maybe it is time to create a film festival in Spokane that is dedicated to Culture/The Human Predicament. Is anyone interested in exploring this idea?
3) There seems to be a connection between IN's (Introvert/Intuitives) of Myers-Briggs personality typology and those who are aware of The Human Predicament. I would be curious to know the personality types of those who attended. If you are unaware of your personality type, there are websites that provide free testing.
As stated above, please feel free to take the follow-up conversation in your own direction by commenting accordingly.