Systems thinkering

26 Jun

20160611_074953 Any system, that can no longer sustain itself in its present form is bound to be consumed by another system or it needs to evolve. All living systems are connected and inter-dependent. Take an example of a simple flower pot. Roots are plugged into the soil, plant growth depends on the soil substance, mineral and nutrient richness, soil microorganisms and other bacteria invisible to human eye. It also depends on  provision of H2O, CO2 and sunlight coming from the soil above. Don’t forget the bees and butterflies when it comes to pollination dependent plants.

As human beings we represent an inherent part of the system at large. Complexity of our lives has increased significantly if we start comparing a life styles of a human being living in a city like London today or somebody living in a more rural environment 30 year ago. Major chunk of this equation is time dependent – today’s pace of living is rushed and we tend to focus more on the end than means to the end. Have you ever heard of Allan Watts?

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Time serves its purpose. IMO it’s a parameter that needs to be put into perspective and understood in its various dimensions. Governed by time one can easily become enslaved by a narrow perception of time.

I wonder, is our limited understanding of a larger time span compromised due to our short term existence and hence inability to comprehend larger dimension of time? And, am I trying to fit something infinite to my finite ability of understanding ?

 

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