So many different ways we hear the cries. Snail mail to Daniel Quinn -- thousands of letters. Email to the website -- trillions and trillions of electrons. They all scream, "What NEXT? What more can I do?!"
Since this is, by far, THE MOST Frequently Asked Question of Mr. Quinn and others that have become the message (B), we have created this section of the Ishmael Community Website.
What can you expect from this area? Can you expect to see DQ's 10 Point Plan for Recovery? Quinn's Thousand Points of Light for Human Sustainability? Daniel's 10,000 Things You Can Do To Save The Planet? Mr. Quinn's 50 Easy Things You Can Do While Sitting In Front Of The Television To Fix Everything That Is Wrong With Everything?
You will find no programs, no lists of what to do. If this is what you need, you will not find what you are looking for here.
What will you find? More of DQ's thoughts. More of DQ's writings that have never found their way into a book. No prophecies. No programs. No quick-fixes. You will find practical answers to THE MOST Frequently Asked Question: Besides telling other people about Ishmael, The Story of B, My Ishmael, and Beyond Civilization, what more can we do to save ourselves?
We have divided this area into several parts...
- Parables fresh from Daniel's pen...
- Some essential background information...
- Essays, Speeches, and Dialogues
- Daniel's annotated suggested reading list
- ...and finally, a bit of encouragement...Daniel's writing are being used in schools and courses, everywhere!
And we have an entire area for teachers using Ishmael in the classroom:
What can we do if our entire culture is "wrong"? I wrack my brain everyday to try to work it out, but all I come up with is guilt.
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA
...how else can I change things without just up and heading for the hills? Please, I want more.
Visalia, California, USA
...other than simply reading and rereading the books, how do I make the message my own? I need a teacher.
New York, New York, USA
Is there a way out or are we all human's going to die?! how many people in your life just now are waiting for you to motivate them?
How can I, with my limited resources and talents, save the world ? Or part of it? I don't know...
Vancouver, BC Canada
So how do we pull back from the edge of the chasm? It is going to take more than just a few of us just deciding to live an alternative life style?
Sitka, Alaska, USA
...I want an alternative to this life, maybe at a Buddhist temple or...I have little money and less knowledge. If you can help me, please do.
Clemson, South Carolina, USA
But where do we go from here? How do we NOT hit bottom in the Taker Thunderbolt?!?
So many of my thoughts and feelings were validated by this book, including a sense of despair and hopelessness as to the survival of my species.
San Jose, California, USA