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Hagens’ fourteenth Intervention and Wild Idea: “4-Minute Women” to grow the voices and WISDOM of women

Start with 4-minute speeches by women scientists on the core topics in this video, but branch out to grow the voices, ideas and WISDOM of women. —

No 2751 Posted by fw, June 27, 2021—

“As mentioned several times in this talk, as a culture we are often clever but seldom wise. … Our culture right now needs wisdom more than we need new technology and inventions. In World War I, President Woodrow Wilson initiated an effort called “Four-Minute Men”, where 300 hundred thousand short speeches were given in public places to inform people about the war effort and offer inspiration. Here’s a Wild Idea: Have a communications effort on the core topics in this video broadly organized, articulated, and run entirely by women. … Culturally, women have too small of a voice. Given what we face, our culture could benefit from efforts to significantly grow the voices, ideas and wisdom of women.”Nate Hagens

Below is my transcript of Nate’s fourteenth AND FINAL Intervention and accompanying Wild Idea, titled, “WISDOM: Fourteenth Intervention and Wild Idea.” The video clip of this intervention is just 1:27-minutes. As usual, I include in this repost an embedded video of Hagens’ almost 3-hour, information-rich talk. He packages his address in 33 myths, featuring a synopsis of key ideas from his past written works and videos.

A list of linked time stamps to the beginning of any of the numbered myths or to the opening Introduction and closing Interventions and Wild Ideas, is available at the bottom of this repost.

For those who would prefer to watch the embedded video on You Tube, click on the following linked title.

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Earth and Humanity: Myth and Reality, by Nate Hagens, You Tube, May 21, 2021 (2hr, 52min)

TRANSCRIPT of “WISDOM: Fourteenth Intervention and Wild Idea.” (1:27-minutes long, starting at the 2:48:01 mark, ending at 2:49:26)

WISDOM  [Fourteenth Intervention and (Wild Idea)]

As mentioned several times in this talk, as a culture we are often clever but seldom wise.

We are the idiot savants of the millennium, able to land rovers on the mars and create oculus rift virtual reality, but typically not knowing where our food comes from or the importance of soil, or ammonia fertilizer.

Our culture right now needs wisdom more than we need new technology and inventions.

In World War I, President Woodrow Wilson initiated an effort called “Four-Minute Men”, where 300 hundred- thousand short speeches were given in public places to inform people about the war effort and offer inspiration.

Here’s a Wild Idea: Have a communications effort on the core topics in this video broadly organized, articulated, and run entirely by women.

You could start with four-minute speeches by women scientists on the core topics in this video, but branch out to get perspective, wisdom, ideas, and plans – all by women.

Biologically, women have lower discount rates than men – in other words, they can visualize and care about the future more than men can. Culturally, women have too small of a voice.

Given what we face, our culture could benefit from efforts to significantly grow the voices, ideas and wisdom of women.

2:49:26 — End of Fourteenth AND FINAL Intervention and Wild Idea

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LIST OF THE 33 MYTHS (plus opening introduction and closing Interventions (and Wild Ideas)

Nate notes that the myths themselves are listed in reverse numerical order from #33 down to #1, while the time markers are in chronological order from beginning to end, which facilitates their quick and easy location on the video. The myths can be watched in any order, but the order they’re in made the most sense to Hagens. To go directly to the beginning of any numbered myth or to the opening Introduction and closing Interventions and Wild Ideas, just click on the linked time stamp.

Time stamps: 0:04 — Introduction 2:20 — Myth #33: The Experts Have ALL the Answers 4:16 — Myth #32: Humans Are Separate From Nature 6:45 — Myth #31: Humans Are Mostly Selfish 12:17 — Myth #30: More Is Better 18:12 — Myth #29: “Someday I’ll Have enough” 21:18 — Myth #28: We Care About the Future 23:38 — Myth #27: Everyone Has Their Own Truth 26:37 — Myth #26: Truth Matters 29:31 — Myth #25: Energy Is Merely a Commodity 34:28 — Myth #24: The American Dream is Based on Hard Work and Cleverness 36:05 — Myth #23: Oil: The USA Will Be the Next Saudi Arabia 41:46 — Myth #22: We Can Always Get More Resources if We Have More Money 44:42 — Myth #21: Renewables Can Power THIS Civilization 50:55 — Myth #20: In the future we wont need oil due to Peak Demand!! 55:01 — Myth #19: We Can Achieve Net Zero!! (by 2050 or any date) 59:54 — Myth #18: As Earth runs out of resources, We’ll Colonize Outer Space!! 1:02:26 — Myth #17: Growth Is Forever 1:05:04 — Myth #16: GDP Is the Right Goal for Society 1:10:56 — Myth #15: Overpopulation Is the Main Driver 1:15:21 — Myth #14: Technology Will Solve It 1:21:16 — Myth #13: The Environment Is Part of the Economy 1:24:04 — Myth #12: The Natural World Is Ours 1:27:03 — Myth #11: Climate Change Is the Core Problem 1:32:44 — Myth #10: Billionaires and Politicians Are in Charge 1:38:56 — Myth #9: Financial Markets Give Us the Right Signals for the Future 1:43:22 — Myth #8: Stimulus Is Permanent 1:48:37 — Myth #7: We Need to Crash the System to Get a Fresh Start 1:52:43 — Myth #6: The Use of Nuclear Weapons Is Unthinkable 1:57:03 — Myth #5: Fossil Fuel Companies Are at Fault 2:03:01 — Myth #4: Capitalism Is to Blame 2:07:54 — Myth #3: Humans Are Bad 2:11:37 — Myth #2: We Face a Shortage of Energy 2:14:17 — Myth #1: We Are Doomed 2:19:56 — Interventions (and Wild Ideas)

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