“I pledge allegiance to the Earth and all the life which it supports. One planet, in our care, irreplaceable, with nourishment and respect for all.”
-Anonymous
I pledge allegance to the world to cherish every living thing. To care for earth and sea and air for peace and freedom everywhere. You been given the gift of a new day- receive it, use it as a life long quest for knowledge and understanding so that you may be likewise a gift to the earth and all her inhabitants.

IDEAS FROM DESIGNER & INVENTOR  R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.   R. Buckminster Fuller 

A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.   R. Buckminster Fuller 

Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't. 

My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.   R. Buckminster Fuller 

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.  R. Buckminster Fuller 

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. 

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented. 

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself. 

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.  R. Buckminster Fuller 

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.  R. Buckminster Fuller 

Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.  R. Buckminster Fuller 

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.  R. Buckminster Fuller 

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern. 

People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.  R. Buckminster Fuller 

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. 
We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. 

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.  R. Buckminster Fuller 

We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody. 

What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities. 

"Man knows so much and does so little."

When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished,
 if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.  R. Buckminster Fuller 

Don't fight forces, use them. 

Either war is obsolete, or men are. 

Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them. 

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking. 

You can never learn less, you can only learn more. 

"Love is metaphysical gravity."

IDEAS FROM ALBERT EINSTEIN:
 
Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. 
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. 

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. 
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. 
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.   Albert Einstein "
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. Albert Einstein 

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.  Albert Einstein 

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age. 
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. 
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; 
everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.   Albert Einstein 

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. 
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.  Albert Einstein 

God always takes the simplest way. God does not play dice.  Albert Einstein 

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.  Albert Einstein 

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. 

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.   Albert Einstein 

QUOTES FROM MARGARET MEAD - SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGIST & VISIONARY FUTURIST

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.   Margaret Mead 

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.   Margaret Mead 

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.   Margaret Mead 

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.  Margaret Mead 

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders. 

Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate.   Margaret Mead 

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.   I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.  Margaret Mead 

I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.  Margaret Mead 

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.   Margaret Mead 

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.  Margaret Mead 

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good. Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time. 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.  Margaret Mead 

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.  Margaret Mead 

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.