T(t)ERRA: Introduction + Chapter II — Turning Point + Earth and Cities Based on Interdependence.


Periods of crisis are constant in the history of humankind. As I compose this book, for example, we share globally a stormy and stimulating historical context at one and the same time. In my view, these are the main characteristics of the turning points — crisis — in which old structures are transmuted into ruins, and doubts assume the place of certainties.


Based on this, we can say that “nature is smarter than we suppose. After all, it also produces the human brain, which we boast of being one of the most perfect instruments of the cosmos“ (WILBER, Ken. A Consciência Sem Fronteiras: Pontos de Vista do Oriente e do Ocidente Sobre o Crescimento Pessoal)

Through reason, we are "free" to choose before nature and its ecosystems, between preservation and deterioration, polyculture and monoculture, cooperation and competition, inclusion and exclusion. In other words, we are a species capable of creating bonds or boundaries between beings, expanding life forms or making them impossible to proliferate. But to what extent do we have this power? Would we be able to destroy nature or just ourselves? Do we exist without it? Are we anything different from it?



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Luïza Luz

Luïza Luz

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