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Cul-de-sac WorldViews: 514
Apr 09, 2010 11:41 amCul-de-sac World#

John Stephen Veitch
It's not true that "we can do anything", and there is a reason why we are limited. We must be somewhere. We live or work in a cul-de-sac somewhere. That somewhere has both advantages and disadvantages, which are characteristic of the geometry of the pattern we are describing.

I want to use this analogy to talk about your own prospects, the industry you work in, the city you live in, and the national economy you are part of. But first I want to be sure you appreciate what a cul-de-sac is like.

We have been living in a cul-de-sac world. Look at a residential cul-de-sac, a pattern you know well. When you are driving along a cul-de-sac, before you reach the end, it looks like an open roadway. But there is no way out, except that you go back the way you came in. Each house is it's own cul-de-sac. There is a driveway leading to a dead end. The house itself repeats the pattern. A hallway leading to individual rooms.

Extending to the larger and larger, for the company you work for, to the industry you work in, to the city or region in which you live, to the nation, to the Earth itself. Each of these larger organizational units still retain their cul-de-sac nature. I'll post three additional posts on this theme. Let me explain where I'm trying to go.
This is a small part of my latest blog post.

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