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Capitalism, Political critique, Social evolution, Globalism, New society, Community action

Self Reliance and Humanitarian Convergence
by Harry O'Connell




Have you ever speculated about what society will look like in 100 years? Will future societies be more cohesive or manifest greater conflict? What factors are essential to insure society makes the most appropriate adaptations to prosper? What are the important personal traits necessary for such a new era?

Our society sits in a critical period of history. As the last holdouts of socialism and authoritarianism fade from the world, a new era is expected to usher in a future breakout period requiring a significantly new level of society adaptation and functioning. We are left to define how we want the future to be for the next generations.

The main theme running through evolutionary theory is the notion of adaption. Culture has a great deal of diversity; and through its interplay, modifications and adaptations arise, creating new forms that are differentiated from the old. The Self Reliant Ethic and the Spirit of Globalism theorizes an enriched global society based on a detailed delineation of social evolution. It then discusses the individual personal traits and resultant value system most adaptable for such a desired future and how these values will contribute to a new type of capitalism, an enhanced democracy and an effective enlightenment strengthening the self-actualization of the individual in such a global society.

We hold the keys to continuing our social evolution in the construction of a better world. Through fourteen action steps, O’Connell outlines the process needed for citizen groups, organizations and community leaders to work towards these goals in pursuit of an improved quality of life at the local, national, and global levels. The result is part social analysis, and part handbook for change to help us build the world of tomorrow in which nobody is left behind.


Harry O’Connell has a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Dunstan’s University and a Master of Science degree from Iowa State University. Through his career as a businessman in the IT world and his earlier employment as a public servant together with a lifetime of volunteering in community organizations, Mr. O’Connell has extrapolated his education and experience to arrive at a future model of society which should hold interesting examination for the reader in considering the future for their children, grandchildren and beyond. As well it offers a possible blueprint for goals and targets for an involved society in getting to a desired future milieu. Mr. O’Connell resides with his wife Arlene in Prince Edward Island, Canada and together with their five children and seven grandchildren enjoy a busy extended family.


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