The World Sanity Project: Links and resources

Here are some resources that are helpful in understanding the basis upon which the World Sanity Project is founded, along with annotations as to why they are included on this list. I started this list with just a few entries already in mind. But as I went through the inventory of writing I have collected over time, I found many more examples than I expected that seem to provide the bricks that form my vision of what has come to be The World Sanity Project. So I decided to include them all here…well, almost all.

You are, of course, free to cherry-pick them, reading only those that grab you. But I assure you that every single link on this page will lead you to something that will enhance your grasp of what this project is all about, and the worldview from within which it is powerfully compelling.

So read on. With only one exception, these are all fairly quick reads. Most can be read in three to five minutes. A few may take ten minutes. What else to you have to do with such a small amount of time? Do yourself and everyone a favor, and use these resources to increase the breadth, depth, and clarity of your vision.

  • Who’s Pushing Everyone In?” This article explains the relationship between remedial actions and preventive actions. This is a critically important concept that is often overlooked.
  • The Anatomy of Fear: If we are going to really understand the root source of the problems that trouble us, it is critically important that we have a much deeper understanding of the nature of fear than is usually the case. This page is an excerpt from my new book Millennial Challenges that details the inner workings of fear and its relationship with mental models and the beliefs that create them. It is a must read!
  • Your relationship with your self is the foundation of your total experience of being alive, and one of the fundamental limits on the quality of that relationship is your honesty with you. This piece delves into self-honesty as the critical ingredient it is in life itself, at all levels from the personal to the global.
  • This article is a novel, and more productive, take on the politics of 2016. It was written before the election, when the outcome was still in doubt.
  • This page discusses and links to an article in the Washington Post that shows graphically what can happen when people of good will, with differing viewpoints, get together in the spirit of cooperation instead of going to war. Very powerful stuff, and a great example of what actually works.
  • Here is my vision of the Internet in 1993, taken from the Preface of my first book about the Internet, Magic Mail. It discusses the underpinnings of the Internet and why it was a natural outgrowth of human nature at its best.
  • To give you a little insight into my own writing career, take a look at this page and the link on it.
  • On this page you will find a totally factual description of the history of American presidential elections, from the standpoint of voter participation. I guarantee much of it will surprise, and perhaps upset, you.
  • This chapter was taken from my third book about the Internet. It was required reading in at least one college course on cybermedia. It discusses the ten characteristics of the Internet that are utterly unique in all of human history.
  • Read this page to get an insight into the phase of a multi-millennial process that we are embarked on right now. It is nothing less than the greatest family reunion in history.
  • If you would like to see what sanity looks like in the lives of individuals involved in challenging situations, you may want to take a look at my novel, When Gulls Fly Low. In this story the characters interact and grow until they heal the initially adversarial nature of the relationships. You can read much of it for free, and even listen to me read the first chapter online.
  • This piece is a very good example of the difference between the intensely prejudicial views of politically-charged economic situations and a saner approach. It’s called The Real Cause of the Crash of 2008.
  • Here is the story of how half a million people set aside their differences for a few days, spent them together in a place called Woodstock: an object lesson in cooperation.
  • These are two takes on a different way to look at forgiveness. One is a recording of an interview I did on Co-creator Network, and the other is an article about forgiveness. There are valuable insights to be gained from both.
  • In Sonata for Mother and Child I look at the current epoch in human history in the context of our history and the cosmos at large. It is a longer piece, because it takes a longer view. It takes the form of a letter from a loving mother (the Earth) to her children (humanity).
  • It is important to realize the importance that stories play in the reality we create. This posting describes that in ways that few have ever considered, but that once seen, are hard to turn away from.
  • Leadership is an important part of any social or group situation. In this article I take a look deep inside the real dynamics of leaders, followers, and those who choose to be neither.
  • A huge proportion of humanity believes that life is a “law of the jungle” or “kill or be killed” proposition. Game theorists call it a zero-sum game. Here is a closer look at the folly of that view.
  • This is just a quick little peek at the road less traveled. You know, the one some of seem born to travel.
  • Mark Twain observed that, “there are lies, damnable lies, and statistics.” I’d like to add to that the eleven-feet-of-rope lie. I’m sure you’ll recognize it once you see it. It is an insidious cause of problems great and small.
  • The Night the Cold War Died is my story about the falling of the Berlin Wall, and its relationship with a simple folk song written by an obscure 18-year-old boy living in Greenwich Village in 1949. It will touch your heart, assuming you have one.

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