The shift is about to hit the fan.“The world is his,who can see through its pretension…see it to be a lie, and you have already dealt itits mortal blow.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
What are the 2 main questions the director asks his guests?1.What’s wrong with our world?2.What can we do about it?
“Humanity is going to require a substantially new way of thinking if it is going to survive.” –Albert Einstein
3. What is “the ethnosphere?”The ethnosphere is the sum total of the world's cultures. It incorporates, among other cultural facets, ". . . all thoughts, dreams, ideas, beliefs, myths, intuitions, and inspirationsbrought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness".Ethnosphere refers to both the accumulation of living cultures and the ancient lineagesfrom which they evolved. This framework emphasizes the diversity, complexity,interrelatedness, vulnerability, and importance of the world’s cultures.4.What is the lie we tell ourselves?That if a little stuff makes us a little happy, then a lot of stuff will make us a lot happy.5.We used to believe in dragons and monsters, but what is the modern-day monster our societybelieves in?The economy6.What has the American ideology “Greed is Good” done to our world?We have infected the world—the belief that we are separate from other living things. Theidea that we deserve more than our fair share. We are using too much at the expense of other people and other living things.7.In our modern-day society, what value does competition have? What value does cooperationhave? In nature, what value does competition have? What value does cooperation have?In our society, competition= high value, cooperation= low valueIn nature, competition= low value, cooperation= high value8.In Charles Darwin’s famous novel, The Descent of Man, he uses the phrase “survival of thefittest,” a phrase we have come to use frequently to describe our society and our behavior,only twice. How many times does he mention the word “love?”95 times.9.What did Darwin believe was the strongest instinct in human nature?Sympathy
“We are because we belong.” –Desmond Tutu
10.The “mirror neuron” allows humans to what?To feel what they see—to mirror the emotions/feelings of what we’re seeing. When wesee others in pain, we feel their pain. When we see others happy, we feel happy.11.The filmmakers discover that humans are hardwired for a compassionate response when wesee others in distress. What do they discover about our brain functioning when we are angry?What do they discover about our brain functioning when we’re in a state on compassion?When we’re angry, it actually inhibits our brain, it inhibits our actions. We function better in a state of love and compassion.12.Our brain is usually considered the center of our ideas, actions, emotions, etc. but after moreresearch, what system is believed to possibly know information FIRST?The heart.13.Human emotionality (our feelings, the ‘vibes’ we send out into the world) can do what to our environment?Effect other living systems, creates a real energetic field.