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Humankind’s Predicament

NavigatingThe Mazeway

Welcome to The Mazeway Project. My name is Tony Parrotto. This initiative is based on my book, NAVIGATING THE MAZEWAY: Fulfilling Our Best Possibilities As Individuals and As a Society.

I define “the mazeway” as you, me, and everyone else, functioning within the social process of this planet, situated in the riddle of the universe – a puzzle within a puzzle within a puzzle.

No maps or instruction manuals come with the puzzles. Instead, we are surrounded by many individuals and institutions that offer their perspective about how the world works or ought to work, and how we should model our lives. Unfortunately, those perspectives have largely failed their promise.

Here we are in the 21st century with access to vast libraries of knowledge, brilliant scholars, empowering technologies, and other significant resources. Nevertheless, we are plagued by a wide range of serious problems, including but not limited to environmental degradation, dysfunctional systems of government, corruption, poverty, financial crises, war, terrorism,  inadequate healthcare programs, and antiquated systems of education.

Obviously, there is something wrong at basic levels of the social process that is causing the extraordinary range of serious and persistent problems. The problems we face are so pervasive that it suggests the challenge confronting us is systemic; that is, system-wide. Therefore, it may not matter how many well-intentioned initiatives there may be to treat the symptoms of or help enhance any part of the system. The scope and seriousness of our problems will continue until we discover the basic cause of humankind’s systemic condition and what we can do about it.

S U G G E S T E D  N E X T : The Search For The Cause