The Eight Stages of the Rise & Fall of Civilizations
Okay, remember when I said this earlier in the Reasons to Survive thread?
"For the most part, I don't believe that we will nor actually can, change the trajectory of a society that is collapsing (my opinion based on others' observations of historic civilizations/societies in the past). The signs & trajectory were there way before Covid was recognized, and both major countries in this continent (and maybe some old world countries...I haven't put a lot of thought into those, tbh), are following this same path, fulfilling the same things observed, step by step."
I finally rediscovered the interesting link that I based those thoughts on (among other sources), the fact that everything is ever changing and pretty much everything is cyclical (ooh, what a word! lol). I found this link long before Covid hit.
This particular link is from a religious writer's point of view (my disclaimer: his beliefs may or may not be like mine...I didn't reread anything except the main points and honestly don't remember), however, my point is that I found his take on Scottish philosopher, Alexander Tyler of the University of Edinburg's, observations interesting and something to be watching for. This philosopher was a man who studied many past civilizations and came up with these conclusions. I had never heard of this Scottish philosopher before. Keep in mind, it is said that this he was said to be not religious, and to me, that makes these observations all the more interesting.
First, an excerpt from the link:
"Sociologists and anthropologists have described the stages of the rise and fall of the world’s great civilizations. Scottish philosopher Alexander Tyler of the University of Edinburg noted eight stages that articulate well what history discloses. I first encountered these in Ted Flynn’s book The Great Transformation*. They provide a great deal of perspective to what we are currently experiencing."
I thought I would post this because it may be of interest, considering where we are currently finding ourselves.
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