For those of you who are unaware of the genius of Bucky Fuller, I will say this:
He believed in/invented Livingry (VS Weaponry) and invested his life into cultivating ideas to make this world (or “Spaceship Earth”, as he called it) sustainable for everyone on it, no exceptions.
Rarely will you see his concepts on mainstream media. .
Stew on that while you read these and whatever else I end up posting about him.
He has left quite a mark on this world.
R. Buckminster Fuller’s time on Earth
“Search others for their virtue, and yourself for their vices.”
“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.”
“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”
“Love is metaphysical gravity.”
“Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the talking.”
“Those who play with the devil’s toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.”
“When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution isn’t beautiful, I know it is wrong.”
“People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and conventional ways of doing things.”
“You can never learn less, you can only learn more.”
“Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.”
“The Earth is like a spaceship that didn’t come with an instruction manual.”
“Most of my advances were a mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn’t.”
“I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the Universe designs itself.”
“Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring rich clients to their knees; just give me a home in a great circle dome, where stresses and strain are at ease.”
“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disburse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.”
“My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.”