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If you could sum up The Upcycle in three words, what would they be?
This is a comforting book for me to listen too. Living in Pennsylvania, It is hard not to loose hope for our environment. While I do not presume to be able to completely represent their argument, they state : we don't have a pollution problem, we have a design problem. They develop the idea with many examples of how to look at our choices as needing a moral center, based on fairness.
They point out that humans are a real part of the earth and have a right to life as well as other life forms. They further point out that each generations owes its children the right start fresh with a clean slate on every level. They continually illustrate the ways in which our problem is one of design, of intent. Design grows best based on the concept of heathy thriving life, centered on defining natural continuous resources and technological resources. Each, they see, as usable, but with a degree of separation. They emphasize that design should always have the objective being able to, at least, return to its primary form. They suggest looking at the use of a product in terms of its future use.
By re-stating the current environmental discussion, they reminded me of lessons my father used to make to me for his practices. And I found myself saying, of course! Thank you for reminding me of this foundation in thought.
What about Alan Sklar’s performance did you like?
Good speaking tone, didn't interfere, for me, with the ideas he was presenting. I frequently found myself thinking of him as an author.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes, It made me sit down and try to construct this review! It made me feel humble to know the brilliance that lies in places of leadership. I see these men a quintessential leaders who I will look toward, in the future, for direction.
Any additional comments?
A hopeful and constructive read that is "an answer to many of my prayers".
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This book should be required reading at the high school level globally. It will plant the seeds to shape the human races future.
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