Context

The world is changing with each passing day.

Increasingly, for more and more people, self-interest is looking more and more like social interest.

We’re all connected, locally and globally. This is not an excuse to practice personal sacrifice, but an invitation to pool resources and launch initiatives that support The Matrix of Peace.

As more of us come together to create a social context that strengthens The Web of Life, everyone benefits – not just a select few. In a world where good will rises above money as the favored currency of exchange, personal fulfillment can begin to surf the emerging wave of social fulfillment.

Here is my shortlist of worthy causes to which I give time, money, effort, and/or attention. The following descriptions were copied from the host sites and were lightly edited for brevity.

Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s really going on in our world by following the money upstream – uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness, and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with bold, unprecedented strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future. As of April 5, 2012, in a generous gesture of good will, this documentary is now available for free.

The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature can coexist in a sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium. This project is a veritable blueprint for the genesis of a new world civilization based on human concern and environmental reclamation. Its proposals are aimed at dramatically reducing crime, poverty, hunger, homelessness, and many other pressing problems common throughout the world today.

The Zeitgeist Movement’s principal focus includes the recognition that the majority of social problems that plague the human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, scarcity, political policy, flaw of human nature, or other commonly held assumptions of causality, but rather the movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation, and the like appear to be symptoms born out of an outdated social structure.

I believe these fundamental movements deserve ongoing attention and support.

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Updated: December 1, 2012