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Bruce Lipton: The Science Behind Why We Need a Community

By UPLIFT on Friday May 19th, 2017

Why We Are Stronger Together

Have we been misled by believing that competition in life will strengthen us? Could the ‘survival of the fittest’ theories be all wrong? Cellular biologist, Dr Bruce Lipton, believes so.

Rather than promoting evolution that we’re all in this together, we’re sort of like ‘oh the evolution is who’s going to be the fittest’.

He explains how ‘survival of the fittest’ theories have led to a breakdown of community and that our world is not meant to be a battle ground. Instead, he argues that humanity’s best survival strategy is unity.

Here’s this beautiful garden…And we’ve turned it into a battleground, and we’re destroying the garden right underneath our feet, because we’re looking at it all based on a competition.

Plus, we meet Anja Lyngbaek and Alejandro Lopez-Musalem, who’ve created a dream community in a Mexican cloud forest. They’re part of the growing Local Futures movement and they share their story of creating a dream community.

May 19th 2017
25:49

About Our Guests

Dr Bruce Lipton is a cellular biologist and author of the bestselling book, The Biology of Belief.

Anja Lyngbaek has worked with Local Futures on a number of specific projects since 1986, including the UK Local Food Program. Anja currently lives in Mexico, on a small-holding with her family. She is a co-founder as well as the Programs Director of Microcuenca del Rio Citlalapa – a local NGO in Veracruz, focused on sustainable community development, and has co-founded a rural primary school based on these principles. Anja gives talks, holds workshops and teaches on a variety of subjects related to food and farming, localization and eco-technologies, to both children and adults.

Alejandro Lopez-Musalem is a native Zapotec from Oaxaca, México. Alejandro was the Mexican Country Director of the NGO – Heifer International for ten years and has worked for various organizations on issues related to environmental protection and food and farming. Alejandro draws on his personal experience as a small producer of various crops and cattle in his home town. He currently lives in an eco-community in a Cloud Forest in Veracruz, with his wife Anja and their son

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3 Responses to Bruce Lipton: The Science Behind Why We Need a Community

  1. It’s probably the move away from the survival of the fittest that we find ourselves where we are today.
    The vast majority will disagree of course but if mankind moves further away from the ” natural course of living” the closer comes mankinds demise.

  2. I would say a cohesive global community cannot work due to human nature itself. History shows us this truth. It leaves us vulnerable to one person, one opinion, in how that community should work. Society is safer when broken into manageable checks and balances, balances that holds each separate society in check, borders. This same power spoken of early in this podcast, the power that is greater when we come together, is, by human nature, desirous of having the power for oneself according to ones own opinion. Communism, common good, lumping us together, leads to one powerful government of how that community should work, leaving us vulnerable to one person’s selfishness.

    Utopia is only possible once we’re able to lay our human nature down. I’m totally enamored and desirous of a community united by each contributing according to talents and possession, definitely not by survival of the fittest. As well, I’m definitely supportive of each community sharing it’s strengths and possessions with the other community. I’m just not supportive of losing our borders entirely. One day, when we are perfect participants and recipients in a perfect world.

    • I believe that history tells a story but I also believe that story is based on something like artificial intelligence…what I mean by that is our intelligence has become skewed with manufactured scientific ideas..ie case studies that gleen preferred information that better suits the intention to forward an idea or agenda…or like religious views political campaigns etc…then theres television advertising industrial education and the molding of the brains hard wired programming and more importantly the common dialogue the society shares as those beliefs and ideas compounded into mind itself as we become further disconnected from a real source to inform our intelligence as that real source is being depleated and destroyed by the artificially realized sense of reality…the illusion

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