I have my own axiom: not to love thy neighbor as much as thyself but to love thy neighbor more than thyself. This might be quite useful to practice, because out of that behavior something else happens. For example, it could help us be more aware of "the Law of the Minimum": that it doesn't matter how many plants there are if you don't have land; it doesn't matter how much land you have if you don't have soil on it; it doesn't matter how much soil you have if you don't have water for it; it doesn't matter how much water you have if you don't have air; it doesn't matter how much air if you don't have oxygen; or how much oxygen if you don't have judgment; or how much judgment if you don't have love. It would certainly help our transnationals and the "Misfortune 500" if they considered the Law of the Minimum.

 

David R. Brower


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