Monday, January 13, 2014

Did you know that 99 percent of all species known to have lived on planet earth are now extinct? Dead. Only 1 percent survive. This fact is daunting because we humans are undeniably a species, and subject to the dismal mathematics. The book I am currently working on in an attempt to see a better way of living for our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and further on. I feel that we need to make drastic changes in the way we treat one another and the earth if we as a species are to be a part of the 1 percent that survive. Perpetual war, environmental degradation and social and political unrest are at the top of our list of problems, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Taking a look at history through the lens of the Jewish experience has offered great lessons for this book; they have an unbelievable track-record at surviving against extreme odds, of coming together and adjusting and innovating and growing--in short, over millennia they have mutated as a people in such ingenious ways that, despite incredible adversity, they remain alive and thriving.
     Tell me your thoughts on this, dear readers. Do you have anything to add? Questions? Please respond in the comments section below; I'd love to hear other voices.