I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Buckminster Fuller, now 87, is a one-man global institution: the genial grandfather of American inventiveness, the man who geodesically squared the circle, the best-known American thinker alive.
When I was young, there were people whom everybody knew to be very “wealthy.” Nobody had the slightest idea of what the “wealth” consisted. “Rich” people sometimes had their own private banks — as, for instance, J.P. Morgan and Company. Ordinary people rushed to deposit their earnings in the wealthy people’s banks.