When we look at what we want we also need to look at what we can bring to the table. When we look at what we want we need to look at why we do not have it, the history of why we do not have it and the history of what was been done to try to achieve it. We need to explore what happened before, to deciding what should happen next. History is an important first step in plotting the future.
Once we are grounded in what happened, we will soon realise we can’t do it on our own. We will need to collaborate. We collaborate with others around the table based on what we want to achieve. We then look at the legacy of solutions and how we can work together with others to force our problems and solutions into the minds of the powerful.
The more we understand what we want the less difficult it will be to do this and the sooner we understand we can’t do it on our own the faster it will happen. If we are in doubt as to what we want, we can start out with establishing basic needs that will present a platform that we can use to launch the more creative aspects of our lives. Here is a start and condition for the new economics:
“Everyone has the right to work, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection for himself and his family [and] an existence worthy of human dignity.. everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care.”
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
The same declaration made over sixty years ago would do to be getting on with.