In the wake of COP26, it’s time to take a good, hard look in the mirror and ask: “is this what we really want?”

All Hail The Mighty Status Quo by Rory Pickering

So, COP26 is over, having delivered a predictably inadequate agreement that isn’t even close to grappling with the urgent climate and ecological threats that the world is facing. On top of this, there are no mechanisms in place to enforce the agreement anyway, so it’s effectively a notional gesture that…

Are we witnessing the end of a civilisation?

Everywhere You Look There’s Discontent
Everywhere You Look There’s Discontent by Rory Pickering

There are signs of dissatisfaction and unease wherever you look these days, all over the world and in every part of life. Every nation on the planet is experiencing some form of civil unrest, ranging from peaceful organised protests to total state collapse with everything in between. And even more…

How best to connect to avoid climate disaster?

Still from Wake Up The World by Faron Sage

It feels like we’re sleepwalking towards social and environmental collapse, and that the only way to avert this apocalyptic future is some kind of shift in our collective consciousness — away from the old paradigms towards a new mindset.

In some ways, we’re more connected than we’ve ever been, and…

Modern societies are creating an internal ‘state of emergency’ in their citizens

Inner State by Rory Pickering

Do you feel anxious? Unsettled? Frustrated? Stressed? Scared of the future? It seems like these have become core elements of modern life in most developed societies. It’s just accepted that life is stressful or frustrating and any mental health issues that we might be struggling with need to be suppressed…

Faron Sage

Socially-conscious writer & musician exploring pressing issues at the heart of 21st century life. Check out https://faronsage.org - music for a better world!

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