Submitted by MMHaught Wednesday, November 9 2016
Chapter 6 of The Ecology of Democracy questions truly how informed people are about different subjects and concepts such as politics, culture and conflict. Just as the author explains with the comparison of modern society to our early ancestors who were hunters and gatherers, there are certain qualities and things that are absolutely critical to not just our well-being but to the survival and progress of the human race. For example, humans must realize that problems, failures, courruption and danger are inevitable parts of reality, and we must all come together- no matter how different our views, personalities, our lives are from one another- and become involved with our communities in order to create a world where pride and inspiration can flourish. Furthermore, people must go beyond just coming together to make change in the world and must act intelligently and logically when they do so. While the idea that mere connections formed between people can create a progressive world sounds appealing and idealistic, these formed connections do not have the power to make certain that people will create and participate in situations that encourage a sufficient and intellectual society.