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I was looking through the links on CBNRM Net and came across this. The main lesson that came from this was quoted as this:

"The key to the success of this programme was the willingness of the Department of Fisheries to compromise over the regulations. Until that moment, the programme was at an impasse."

I think this is one of the most important things that we as a race should learn.

The main 'point' of this is that the person/company in the position of power changed it's regulations to deal with problems which were occurring.

Most likely, this cost them in some way: time, effort, money. However they did change their actions, which is the most important thing.

So many things are governed by laws and regulations that it is almost impossible to find anything that isn't. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing (I prefer a few too many laws to none - anarchy), and can even have some benefits (many people agree that innovation comes from restraint and restrictions), there are some problems with it.

Often the people who are in the position to make the laws we all have to abide are the same people who can bend them to fit their own personal agenda (see my earlier posts about greed and humanity. ACT1 was particularly focused on that, I believe). This can create huge problems.

I want to talk for a while about how corrupt many of us are and how major changes need to be made to our political, economical, and social structures worldwide, but I'll digress in the interest of maintaining your interest.

Going back to the main point of this, people need to adapt. We need to adapt all the time, whether it is due to a new idea, new technology, or anything else. Our world cannot remain static and hope to be the best it can be, we need to be dynamic.

The scientific method is something I believe strongly in, the basis of it being: "Try something. If it doesn't work, try something else. Keep trying until you get the best possible result and you have learned as much as you can."

This method should be applied to everything we do, keeping us dynamic, flexible, and adaptible.

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Comment by Sarah Shaw Tatoun on May 11, 2010 at 2:52am
Very good points. I especially like your take on the scientific method. A key, I think, is humility-- a quality that has always been hard to exercise and often seems to come into conflict with Western ideas about the importance of individual uniqueness and self-expression.


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