Sunday, July 12, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bucky!

From The Huffington Post

Why I/We Celebrate Buckminster Fuller's Birthday (July 12, 1895) Every Year  
by L. Steven Sieden

"So I vowed to keep myself alive, but only if I would never use me again for just me. I vowed to do my own thinking, instead of trying to accommodate everyone else's opinion, credos and theories. I vowed to apply my own inventory of experiences to the solving of problems that affect everyone aboard planet Earth."

In contemplating this commitment, I have found it extremely similar to the Buddhist Bodhisattva Vow, and many people contend that Bucky was in fact a living Bodhisattva wearing a three-piece suit in order to not stand out from his contemporaries. Regardless of his appearance, his mission became clearer and clearer until he honed it down to the following simple yet powerful sentence:

"To make the world work for 100 percent of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone."

Click pic for article in Art Tatler

How R. Buckminster Fuller Committed “Egocide”  by Agathe Molvic in The Utopian


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