Six Degrees Of Separation
OUR NEW ENQUIRY PROJECT LOOKING AT COP 26
AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
What we want to look at is What is the cause of this massive disconnect in all sorts of areas of public life. We live in a world that boasts of connectivity. But we need to ask. What exactly are we being connected to and who is doing the connecting?

So the six degrees of separation. The idea that all people on average are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other. As a result, a chain of "friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.

How close should we be to our common problems and solutions, if the relationship of every human being on the planet could be connected by six degrees of separation.
If that is all we are separated by why is it so difficult to see our similarities? And in turn how to work together to alleviate the many very real dangers in our lives.

Where do we start? We are all human beings, we all have the same genes and the same blood coursing through our bodies. The same basic needs for, water, food and shelter. We also have in common that we are mostly wage earners, debtors, renters and economically restricted. Why wouldn’t we start from here?

Each and every day we see new factors that add to the blocking of the more positive aspects of human nature by the constant projection of the worst. The parasite of the legacy press, the overwhelming influence of the entertainment industry and the hostility of the casualisation of the hospitality and service industry, not to mention the distraction of social media. These are but a few of the conduits that redirect and disconnect us from our agency.

There are many more disrupting factors that prevent solidarity from building, that divide, sub divide and sub divide and conquer by design that needs also to be examined here. That which distracts us from not only local affiliations of those with similar expectations but also the expectations of the global humanitarian community that we all belong to.

We need to look at and understand these patterns if we are to start to de-engage from the clutches of what has become techno-feudalism, part of which helps to project the hologram of unfeasible lifestyle choices and the unrelenting, unreality, of continuous consumption to try and achieve them.