To be cosmopolitan

Greek kosmopolites “citizen of the world,” from kosmos “world” + polites “citizen,” from polis “city”.

To be a citizen of the world, free from local, provincial or national prejudices and attachments, to belong to all parts of the world, limited to no place or society.

Perhaps we can cultivate the fractals on fractals approach? To inhabit localism where we are, local food, local craftspeople, build community, enable flow and wellbeing at the local community level?

While practicing being cosmopolitan. Citizens of Spaceship Earth. Knowing full well that what we do locally affects every aspect of our home planet.

We can no longer hide the effects of localism, nationalism, tribalism to the whole.

We live on one planet, our most precious home planet. To care for it as we might care for our own family is an option we are no longer able to deny.

To learn to be citizens at both the local and global level is an imperative of education. Transcending tribalism, religious or ethnic beliefs, considering the whole.

Like public health, it requires understanding that while I might have rights, if my rights cause another to not have the same rights, then my rights over your rights is not a way forward towards justice.

The practice of Cosmopolitanism is to take our mature place as a citizen on our home planet for earth and all her creatures.

I’ll drink to that. 

Photo taken September 16th 2021

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