Visible Behaviors or Symptoms
The Ego to Eco framework begins with the “iceberg model” of the current socioeconomic system. It assumes that beneath the visible level of events and crises, there are underlying structures, mental models, and sources that are responsible for creating them. If ignored, these deeper layers of reality will keep us locked into re-enacting old patterns time and again.
Like the tip of an iceberg, the symptoms of our current situation are the visible and explicit parts of our current reality. This symptoms level includes a whole landscape of issues and pathologies that constitute three divides: what we call the ecological divide, the social divide, and the spiritual divide.