Building New Models for Change

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

— Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller is an American engineer, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

Cause and Effect

CAUSE AND EFFECT

You can give a man who has never given you a good word,
Volumes of knowledge.
And you can give a man who has never given you a gift,
A thousand gifts.
You can give that same man who has never given you a
Blessing,
A thousand blessings.
And you can offer that same man who has never
Offered a hand to help you grow,
Seeds to help him grow a garden.
And while you have never seen true
Kindness from his direction,
You still offer to help him up –
Even though in the end,
He only wants to be the hand that
Pulls you down.
Do not worry, my friends.
Cause and effect was written by
The stars of the universe.
He who passes suffering onto others,
Will also have that suffering passed
Onto his own children.
Gifts he feels he should have in the
Next lifetime will be unobtainable.
And the help he needs to grow in the
Next lifetime will be unavailable.
And the people he cuts down that
Were good to him,
Will cut him down in the next lifetime.
What goes around does come back
Again,
Even through your children.
There is a vibrational effect
In every action,
Just as there is
A vibration that rings
From every letter
In every word.
No cause occurs without effect,
And no effect occurs without cause.
No unjust action goes without penalty,
And no action or thought
Flows unnoticed
Throughout
The universe.

Cause and Effect poem Suzy Kassem

Saints Vs. Savages

Saints Vs. Savages by Suzy Kassem

Saints Vs. Savages by Suzy Kassem

I was thinking…it’s very strange how gorillas have access to every animal in the jungle, yet they only eat leaves and chew on twigs for dessert. And the human, who has access to every fruit and vegetable on earth, eats a lot of meat, and smashes his face with ice cream and tarts for dessert. And we have the nerve to call the gorillas the “savages”. — Suzy Kassem