The failure to recognize that everything is interconnected -interbeing-

  • We often see our Self, as an autonomous, independent entity, separate from others and the environment (What is the Self)

The notion that humanity is external to the biosphere has allowed for models in which technological progress is expected to enable humanity to enjoy ever-growing GDP and thus consumption. Paper - Our Future in the Anthropocene - Folke 2021

the division of things into parts tends to be a matter of convenience - Gregory Bateson (talking about how to describe the sort of “hexagon boot” he drew)

“What am I without the Sun? Without the electromagnetic field? Without the Higgs boson? Without plants, algae, biosphere, or ozone layer? I don’t exist. Me as a separate thing is actually a misnomer. It doesn’t even exist.” — Daniel Schmachtenberger

reductionism | Modernism