Sustainability as a learning journey: pilgrims and apprentices
Daniel Christian Wahl

Daniel, I am not much for visuals. But the one you use at the beginning of this is both beautiful and powerful. I loved this piece as it is humble and living the question and yet contains much information.

As a consultant, I was invited to develop the people and organization for a genetic sciences division. At the time it was pure scientific experimentation with no obvious “evil” to come. Of course all scientific knowledge can be put to “evil” ends. But the people I actually worked with were people that I respected — and still do. Many made their choices to leave the company as the corporate lies began to mount. Some stayed.

I don’t trust governments any more than I trust large corporations. I know large corporatins the operate with commendable integrity but they are exceptions to the rule. I don’t know of any government exceptions from my local district council to the city counsel to the country. There are likely some somewhere but they are few as well. Switzerland may be an example of the best country. Maybe Norway.

I think the solution is to be found in serious liability laws that jail executives for violations of laws that are made to be consistent with nature, the best of human nature and small social organizations of all kinds. This is the only hope I see because regulation is just another group to feed at the trough and cannot be relied on for knowledge or integrity.

Your approach to living the question is consistent with each chapter that you share and this alone makes them all worthwhile. And the content is really thick icing on the cake. Good work!