Last night, I had the opportunity to watch some of a National Geographic special entitled How the Earth Changed History. It started Sunday and finishes tonight. In particular, I watched a fabulous episode discussing how humans came to settle atop major fault lines because the processes at fault lines force valuable resources to the surface.
The documentary served as yet another reminder as to why we need to embrace risk if we are going to live responsibly. Human beings living in the material world require a built environment. If we consider the human being relative to the other animals, humans are quite needy with regard to socially appropriate infrastructure. I found myself appreciating the challenges we face with regard to resources anew as the documentary framed our human societies within the context of fault lines. Additionally, I encountered a lot more human ingenuity than I thought possible.
Anyways, I’m trying to make a 0700 start time for a session at my conference so I had best get going.