José Andrés in Puerto Rico.Photo: World Central Kitchen
Arnold Toynbee (1889 – 1975). British historian and philosopher of history was the author of the multi-volume A Study of History.
He said that the 20th century was the biggest event in human history because the 20th century was when we started to take care of each other.
And, he also said: “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”
“The problem is not unemployment, it is employment.” – Henry Miller.
For World Working to work, it has to be done in stages. World Working will have to be modular.
Examples that demonstrate attributes reflecting the fact that, in these areas, the world can work.
• The Free Store, was created by the Diggers in the late 1960s, in San Francisco and other cities. Everything in the store was free. People brought in things and people took out things. “What goes around comes around.” World working in action!
• The World Central Kitchen of Chef Jose Andres that has been feeding people millions of meals in crisis areas, e.g., three million served in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, virtually without government assistance. World Central Kitchen has demonstrated a model for how to feed the world. With the right resources and support that model could be broadly distributed and, possibly with that effort, we could feed the world in a few years.
• The ways in which the Netherlands deals with existing below sea level without flooding:
• The ways George McGraw and Dig Deep bring water to American Indian reservations. Dig deep is a model for how to bring water to the world. Again, if that model could be broadly distributed, we might be on our way, within a few years, of bringing water to the world.
• The tree plantings accomplished by Plant-for-the-Planet and Felix Finkbeiner, along with the United Nations Billion Tree campaign: more than 15 billion trees planted so far, in over 130 countries, worldwide.
• Water bottles you can eat, created and produced by Oooh.