Anarchy of the mind

Anarchy was a common theme emanating from British punks in the 1970’s and early 80’s. Rebelling against what they perceived as unjust economic and social policies, it gave rise to new approaches to music, dress, culture and ultimately politics. Bands such as The Clash and Sex Pistols were founded on a heady mix of politics and shock.

In Steve Jobs’ autobiography, Bono, of U2 fame, even draws counter-culture comparisons with the increasing significance of technology: “the people who invented the 21st century were pot-smoking, sandal-wearing hippies from the West Coast like Steve (Jobs), because they saw differently…the sixties produced an anarchic mind-set that is great for imagining a world not yet in existence.”

To create that world not yet in existence we need to think differently, to go against the flow.  That world does not have to be a global revolution, THAT world starts with our own minds, our own homes.

If we want different outcomes to the past, we must adopt a different approach. Step 1 is to imagine that world not yet in existence.

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One thought on “Anarchy of the mind”

  1. I am glad we can imagine it and start with our own minds, the pot-smoking, sandal-wearing might not display from this corner of the world so much, but I sure love to imagine what “could be”, instead of what is. Let’s reach for it!

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