Change Yourself, Change the World.
View this email in your browser

Editor's Note: Synecdoche is a figure of speech in which a term for a part of something refers to the whole of something, or vice versa. In this issue, we highlight Aldo Leopold and Bucky Fuller who serve as a synecdoche to the collective yearning of humanity to live in conservation and abundance, cooperation and creativity without conflicts among them. --Ragu & Nisha

From Oak to Acorn: Aldo Leopold views history through a chain saw

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. To avoid the first danger, one should plant a garden... To avoid the second, he should lay a split of good oak on the andirons... If one has cut, split, hauled, and piled his own good oak, and let his mind work the while, he will remember much about where the heat comes from, and with a wealth of detail denied to those who spend the week end in town astride a radiator.

Read full article

Buckying the odds: A Fuller View

With the loss of his construction company in 1927, he had no money, no job no formal education beyond high school, a reputation as an unsuccessful businessman, and no prospects for the future. Extremely dejected, he seriously considered drowning himself in Lake Michigan. It was then that Bucky had the famous mystical experience that transformed his life. He realized that he did not belong to himself and, consequently, did not have the right to end his own life... he committed himself to a lifelong experiment to determine and document what one average, healthy individual with no college degree and no money could accomplish on behalf of all humankind that could not be achieved by any nation, business, organization, or institution, no matter how wealthy or powerful.

Read full article »

Be The Change Idea

Discover the life and works of Aldo Leopold, the and Richard Buckminster Fuller.