Norton, 2004) Imagine a world in which all the things we make, use, and consume provide nutrition for nature and industry—a world in which growth is good and human activity generates a delightful, restorative ecological footprint. While this may seem like heresy to many in the world of sustainable development, the destructive qualities of today’s cradle-to-grave industrial system can be seen as the result of a fundamental design problem, not the inevitable outcome of consumption and economic activity.
Indeed, good design—principled design based on the laws of nature—can transform the making and consumption of things into a regenerative force. This new conception of design—known as cradle-to-cradle design—goes beyond retrofitting industrial systems to reduce their harm. Over the past decade, the cradle-to-cradle framework has evolved steadily from theory to practice. Untitled Document. Rave Culture and Religion Graham St John (ed) London, New York: Routledge, 2004 Routledge paperback Vast numbers of contemporary youth have attached primary significance to raving and post-rave experiences.
This collection of essays explores the socio-cultural and religious dimensions of the rave, 'raving' and rave-derived phenomena. Rave Culture and Religion provides insights on developments in post-traditional religiosity (especially 'New Age' and 'Neo-Paganism') through studies of rave's Gnostic narratives of ascensionism and re-enchantment, explorations of the embodied spirituality and millennialist predispositions of dance culture, and investigations of transnational digital-art countercultures manifesting at geographic locations as diverse as Goa, India, and Nevada's Burning Man festival.
But in life, sometimes you have to stop before you can truly begin. So starting today… Stop caring about everyone’s opinion of you. For the most part, what other people think and say about you doesn’t matter. When I was younger I let the opinions of my high school and early college peers influence my decisions. Unless you’re trying to make a great first impression (job interview, first date, etc.), don’t let the opinions of others stand in your way. Stop caring about being politically correct. I had a discussion with a friend yesterday about censorship and how speaking a certain way simply to please others contributes to the loss of one’s true inner voice. Everyone has this little watchdog inside their head. Remember, the watchdog is just a watchdog, he just watches. No, you should not start randomly cussing and acting like a fool. Don’t censor yourself. Stop caring about looking a certain way. There is no right way to dress or right way to wear your hair.
30 Ways to Make Today a Good Day. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email One today is worth two tomorrows.
-Benjamin Franklin Yesterday is history and tomorrow is merely a figment of your imagination. So if you think about it, today is the only day you’re truly alive. Get started a few minutes early.Work on something that’s meaningful to you.Complete an important piece of unfinished business.Spend time with positive, friendly people.Do something nice for someone else.Be present. And remember, a smile is the most beautiful curve on the human body.