Adah Parris, Futurist, Systems Thinker and Culture Strategist joined us for Transitions, sharing thoughts on the myth of the ego, presenting The Ecological Hierarchy of Needs.
Hello everyone, my name is Adah Parris. It’s a pleasure to be here. Today I’m going to talk to you about the myth of the ego or the ecological hierarchy of needs.
The ecological triptych
So what’s a myth? We hear about it all the time, a traditional story, especially one told through early history or a widely held but falsely held belief or idea.
I’m going to take you back to this picture of The Garden of Earthly Delights that was painted by Hieronymus Bosch around 1490 to 1510. There’s been much thought and controversy and ideas around this image because on the left, he painted the Garden of Eden. On the right is Hell and the middle represents the Garden of Earthly Delights. There’s many art historians who’ve debated whether the middle frame actually represents paradise lost, or acts as a moral warning.