Vladimir
Spivakovsky

Blog

Volodymyr Spivakovskiy



About countries and oddities

Question
Zitza
16.08.2018

What would you say? Is peace in the whole world a utopia? Is there a chance to stop wars and global conflicts completely?

Answer

1. Yes, world peace is a utopia. I’ll tell you a story.

2. One of the most recent experiences of creating an ideal and democratic city is Auroville (which is a wonderful name!). And it is in India. And where else! It is a country of meditation, yoga, vegetarianism and canonical peace.

Bengali philosopher Sri Aurobindo, together with French philosopher Mira Alfassa tried to create an ideal city in 1968. Apparently, they wanted to prove the non-utopian nature of the city of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella.

People from all over the world were invited to live in this city. It was built according to the laws of the Galaxy — the buildings were arranged in concentric circles from the center. Despite the aridity of this region, factories and industries, infrastructure and universities, schools and plantations were organized. Perhaps, something good would have resulted from this venture, if the inhabitants hadn`t wanted … to deify Mira — the founder of this city.

This wish ruined everything, as the natural balance was disturbed.

The humanity has been caught in the same trap many times, when deification of one person led to the imbalance of the whole system.

The goal was false here too: instead of steady expansion of everything good according to the law of necessary diversity there was exaltation of one person only. And … it led to a collapse. Now there are ruins, dirt and homeless people.


Question
Kolka
16.08.2018

Hello,

Vladimir, why don`t you make reports about your travels? Don`t you want to write a book about your travels in the future. I would gladly read it.

Answer

1. I have recently been on an expedition in Australia and New Zealand for more than a month, visiting hard-to-reach and unique places.

2. And, although it was difficult due to the poor Internet connection there, I sent reports from there — materials, photos and texts, which were posted here in the blog in the section «What’s happened» and also on my Facebook account. It’s a pity that they did not catch your eye. Although on the main page of the site there is a big banner «Report from the End of the World».



Question
Ingeborga
16.08.2018

Hello,

How can the problem of the lack of public transport be solved in large cities?

Answer

1. If there is a lack, it is necessary to buy.

2. If there are problems with the transportation of passengers, then it is necessary to optimize their flows. If there are problems with traffic jams, then you need to dig 3-4 tunnels and build several roads on the second tier.


Question
Paula Yokka
13.08.2018

When reforming a certain sphere or part of a sphere, for some reason, they always start with legislation. Although this is does not guarantee changes. What is your idea? What is it necessary to begin with to change any sphere of a society, whether it is economy, ecology or art?

Answer

1. It is necessary: to set a task, allocate resources, show will and determination and firmly achieve the final result. And it is desirable to come up with some fresh idea, so that the reforms were not carried out shockingly, but with a smile and pleasure.

2. I’ll tell you a story. Six hundred years ago Italian king Lorenzo the Magnificent discovered that the treasury was empty, trade with other countries was extinguished, and set the task to achieve the prosperity of Italy with the help of the following twomover.

He issued a decree that every citizen who enters the country (either local or stranger) must bring some work of art or otherwise they simply did not let them in. And so, pictures, sculptures, vases, necklaces, rings, furniture flowed to Italy from all over the world. At that time some of these things were expensive, some were not very good, but as a result there were a lot of things. Moreover, it gave impetus to the Italian masters to improve their art.

The idea of the twomover was that simple possession of these treasures was not enough (what to do with them?). But the rumor (Lorenzo initiated it) that Italy had unbelievable treasures spread all over the world! And caravans of merchants and pilgrims flowed there, raising the country from the ruins and fabulously enriching it. That’s how one clever twomover led to the prosperity of the «Romans».

Thus, in just 40 years, Italy became the owner of 70% of the world’s stock of works of art. And now this figure is preserved. And by the way, the descendants gave him the prefix «Magnificent» for his phenomenal contribution to the collection of world masterpieces.


Question
Jeremy
13.08.2018

Do you think that world peace is a utopia? Is there a chance to stop wars and global conflicts completely?

Answer

1. Yes, world peace is a utopia. I’ll tell you a story.

2. One of the most recent experiences of creating an ideal and democratic city is Auroville (which is a wonderful name!). And it is in India. And where else! It is a country of meditation, yoga, vegetarianism and canonical peace.

Bengali philosopher Sri Aurobindo, together with French philosopher Mira Alfassa tried to create an ideal city in 1968. Apparently, they wanted to prove the non-utopian nature of the city of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella.

People from all over the world were invited to live in this city. It was built according to the laws of the Galaxy — the buildings were arranged in concentric circles from the center. Despite the aridity of this region, factories and industries, infrastructure and universities, schools and plantations were organized. Perhaps, something good would have resulted from this venture, if the inhabitants hadn`t wanted … to deify Mira — the founder of this city.

This wish ruined everything, as the natural balance was disturbed.

The humanity has been caught in the same trap many times, when deification of one person led to the imbalance of the whole system.

The goal was false here too: instead of steady expansion of everything good according to the law of necessary diversity there was exaltation of one person only. And … it led to a collapse. Now there are ruins, dirt and homeless people.



This page is the basis of my blog. Here you can ask any question on the selected topic (or any other topic)
and get an answer. And also you can have a look at other questions and answers above.

List

Pervasive topics from readers