Brenda Cooper

The Yin and Yang of Futuring

There are  a lot of us being guardians at the gate.  Environmentalists warn about species extinction and loss of the wonderful world we’re lucky enough to live on.  Scientists and climatologists wring their hands about global warming.  Governments worry about terrorism.

We need the guardians at the gate, we even need to be the guardians.  Each and every one of us.

But we also need happiness, and if the Yang of futuring is the warnings we give, then the yin is the hope we hold and the recognition of the good, of the growth inherent on the changes we are making as a society.  It’s the sustainable developments, the species we do save, the many new ways we can talk to each other and share the beauty of our cultures.  That’s the yin.

See my longer essay on this topic over at Futurist.com as a guest blog post.