How did humanity let such a genius slip past it? For over 70 years of his life, Buckminster Fuller, who lived to be 94, tried to get us to listen to him as he spoke simply about what it would take as a people to flourish and thrive on this planet without leaving a footprint.
Sadly, governments resisted his ingenious ideas — and thus as “Bucky” himself even came to realize and admit that his inventions would take at least 50 years to be implemented into society, if ever.
Let’s not let Bucky’s ideas for a better world die away. Instead, let’s spread the word about him, take up his ideas and start implementing them. Listen to this simple but brilliant man talk about how to make our world work the right way, and be sure to share with others, too. It just may spark a mind out there to do something that will change the world.
Check out more awesome quotes by Bucky!
Like this one:
“Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.”
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
“Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences – “which is the mostest? which is the leastest?” They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: they heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.”
“Dare to be naive.”
“God is a verb.”
“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.”
“Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is staggering.”
“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”
“Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.”
“Either war is obsolete or men are.”
“Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.”
“Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.”
Source: The Quotation Page
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