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"Resilience is the ability to cope with adversity"

Living In Exponential Times

Guidelines #1:

RECONCILIATION


Reconciliation is the process of becoming compatible and consistent with what is happening in the world.


Living in exponential times is a universal phenomenon. We all share in the challenges. Right from the beginning we ask you to explore how we can develop compatibility through personal, ideological, political religious, racial and economic reconciliation.


Accordingly we seek to create a safe spot where contradictory points of view can coexist in order to develop a consistent understanding the phenomena of exponential risks. We are not fear based nor are we love based.  We are neither religious nor non-religious. We are not political nor apolitical. We are not alarmist nor are we optimists.


We want you to put the issues out there for others n way that clarifies their thinking and positively impacts their personal peace of mind. 


No one is to be excluded for political, religious, economic, cultural or personal reasons


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Living In Exponential Times – RESILIENCE


Resilience is the ability to cope with adversity.


This may involve “bouncing back" after a trial.  It may also mean that the experience of failure and suffering leads to better functioning (much like an inoculation gives one the capacity to cope well with future exposure to disease).


Resilience is a dynamic process. It takes time. It is better understood as the opportunity and capacity of individuals to navigate their way to psychological, social, cultural, and physical resources that will sustain their wellbeing by either avoiding future trials or by equipping them to do better in upcoming trials. 



Resilience is deliberate action; it is the act of will to succeed that gives you the power of control.


Watch the first 5 minutes of this October 2013 TEDxNYIT Talk by David Dixon

Watch this 7 minute video "Expecting The Unexpected: Abrupt Climate Change"

from the Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media

Exercise 1:

Look up resilience in the dictionary.


Give some example of resiliency in your own life.


Why does Dixon believe that we have move toward an environmental and urban resiliency


What is Dixon’s threefold approach to climate change? Does this resonate with you?


What is Dixon’s agenda for dealing with climate change?  Does this resonate with you?

Exercise 2: Application

Can you formulate your own plan for climate change for your area?


What specific things can you think about doing in your own home, such as increasing insulation in windows or upgrading the air conditioner or heating system?

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What signs will you look for to determine if the climate change is emerging in your area?