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Leave nothing but footprints - don't try to dent the universee

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 25 January 2016



Leave nothing but footprints - don't try to dent the universee
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 187
Posted DateMonday 25 January 2016 17:15 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://scripting.com/liveblog/users/davewiner/2016/01/04/079 ... 

Dave Winer says Leave nothing but footprints. I've always wanted to help improve the world, so in many ways I disagree with him but I can see where he is coming from. There is an argument that says the Universe is just OK as it as and could not be any other way and that problems only exist in the human mind.

Should I really just try "to do something nice that won't change anything in any lasting way"?

No, I need to try to do more. I may make things worse (in some small way - hard to see I am going to have a big impact for the better or the worse) but is not in me to observe and do nothing.

How do you feel?

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