Metamorphose

To metamorphose is to transform. This site is an exploration of change (why we avoid it, how we can achieve it, who inspires us along the way) and the conditions required for transformation. Founded and curated by Simran Sethi.

WE ARE NOT LEMMINGS. WE WANT TO SERVE THE COMMON GOOD - PART 2: FRITZ HABER

At 28 minutes in: Fritz Haber breaks apart nitrogen from thin air, for the common good of feeding Germany and the world, and makes it possible to sustain 7 billion+ people with “bread-from-the-air” agriculture. 

Then he breaks apart nitrogen, to annihilate enemy lines in WWI, for the common good of Germany. 

Then Hitler uses Haber’s technology to annihilate Haber’s own Jewish family and friends in the gas chambers, in WWII, for the common good of Germany. 

We are a powerful force whether we think we are or we think we are not.  We make change when we realize this.  We can choose to use our power to give life or to make death.  What comes around will go around, because we are all one.  We all want the best for The Common Good.  Our paths diverge because we have different definitions of The Common Good.


We are not lemmings. We want to serve The Common Good - Part 1.

At 22 minutes in:  “They’re not doing it because they think they have to, they’re doing it because they think they OUGHT to.”  A fascinating re-examination of the famous Milgram* experiment on obedience, where the analysis is that we do not just do what we’re told, contrary to Pink Floyd.  They argue a la Machiavelli that the exact opposite is true.  People will suffer and agonize IF they think the cause is more noble than the means are bad.  The question is, who controls the spin of the “facts” of the cause?



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