Actor and activist Jeff Bridges received the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards for his distinguished acting career and was very grateful. After thanking his wife of 45 years, his colleagues, family and friends he thanked a man who had nothing to do with his acting career.
Jeff Bridges spent around 2 minutes thanking a man who died nearly 40 years ago, a man considered to be one of the most important human beings of the 20th Century; an American engineer, architect, inventor and philosopher that few people have heard of, Mr R Buckminster Fuller, or ‘Bucky’ as he was fondly known. Fuller is known as an “Outlaw Designer”, a futurist, “grandfather of the Universe” and a close friend during his life of celebrities, entertainers like John Denver and many more. He was a pilot and a sailor.
Best known for his Geodesic Dome and Diamaxion Car Bucky also discovered the Generalised Principles in nature that apply everywhere all the time; principles like ‘attraction’ (gravity), ‘leverage’ (doing more with less), and ‘synergy’ and his designs were in compliance with these generalised principles.
Bucky had also calculated that sometime around the middle of the 20th Century we reached a point, for the first time in human evolution, where we now had the know how (technology) and the resources (which we have always had) to provide a very high standard of living for EVERYONE on Earth, “higher than anyone had yet experienced”.
At that time, the context of life on Earth shifted from a context of not enough so it must be you or me; to a context of plenty or abundance, a context of you and me …
Did you know that we all have the option to be incredibly successful today? We could all be living the lifestyle of billionaires within a couple of decades … but at present we allow our politicians and weaponry industry leaders to instill fear and threats, and continue to waste trillions of dollars each year on supposedly protecting us from evil.
Politicians and big business are mainly concerned with 3 to five year futures but you and your friends undoubtedly want a 50, 100 or 200 year future for your children and grandchildren; and so it is up to us to “turn the ship around” and make it go in the direction of peace, prosperity and happiness and create a healthy planet for everyone.
Tag yourself as a Trim tab and leave a brief comment below about what actions you currently take or will be taking to create the future we want. Let’s not be blind and think others will do it … they won’t.