Highly Problematic Existence
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 and have led to humankind’s highly problematic existence.
As societies, we are challenged by a wide range of serious problems, including but not limited to: environmental degradation, dysfunctional systems of government, corruption, inadequate healthcare programs, social injustice, poverty, disease, war, terrorism, overpopulation, cultural lag, and antiquated systems of education.
The problems confronting us are so pervasive that it suggests the challenge we face is systemic; that is, system-wide. Therefore, it may not matter how many well-intentioned initiatives and technological developments there may be to treat the symptoms of or help enhance any part of the system. Our coexistence with technology is predicated on our consciousness, values, and habits of mind; without sufficient mindfulness and introspection, we will fail to use it wisely. The scope and seriousness of our problems will continue until we discover the basic cause of humankind’s systemic condition, and what can be done about it.
It was with those observations in mind that I embarked on a mission dedicated to: (a) discovering the basic cause and the solution to humankind’s systemic condition; and (b) how we can fulfill our best possibilities as individuals, as societies, and as a species.
S U G G E S T E D N E X T : The Search For The Cause