By Arthur Clark
The ABCs of Human Survival examines the impact of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of robust states at the wellbeing and fitness of people and native groups and the fundamental function of world citizenship inside of that dynamic. in keeping with the research of global occasions, Dr. Arthur Clark provides militant nationalism as a pathological development of considering that threatens our protection, whereas emphasizing powerful democracy and overseas legislations as integral frameworks for human security. in the contexts of heritage, sociology, philosophy, and spirituality, The ABCs of Human Survival calls into query the assumptions of customer tradition and gives, instead, recommendations to enhance total future health during the vital offerings we make as participants.
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Source: old Materialism, quantity 21, factor 2, pages 21 – 46
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DOI: 10. 1163/1569206X-12341290
ISSN : 1465-4466
E-ISSN : 1569-206X
http://booksandjournals. brillonline. com/content/10. 1163/1569206x-12341290
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Responsible citizenship includes the capacity of each person to advance his or her personal well-being and to be constructively  The abcs of Human Survival involved in the life of local and global community. Effectively implemented, these two processes (personal growth and public engagement) are reciprocally reinforcing. Personal growth is limited in the person isolated from public life through cynicism, consumerism, or careerism. Pursuit of one’s career oblivious to personal and social relationships and to the common good makes life — even professional life — less rewarding.
There have been signs of progress toward breaking our addiction but also emerging challenges that can undermine the progress. There is the ever-present danger that such challenges might even lead to human extinction.  Choosing the Future For the ﬁrst time in history, it is possible to contemplate a non-biblical “end of the world” scenario — not an act of God but a deliberate unleashing of a manmade, global, cataclysmic chain reaction. (Brzezinski 2004, 12) As every well-educated person knows, the dangers are not only from warfare and nuclear weapons but also from environmental conditions.
This irresponsibility is apparent in our conspicuous waste and consumption, and in our disregard for the lives of people in Iraq and other parts of the world. Such irresponsibility makes all of us more vulnerable, and undermines human options for future  The abcs of Human Survival generations. The challenges we face do not occur in isolation, nor do the consequences of our irresponsibility. Our own patterns of thinking and behavior are responsible for the self-destructive direction in which we are heading, yet we make daily choices largely unaware of this fact.