Species: Homo sapiens
Born and raised: 1972, The Netherlands
Physical habitat: Germany
Mental habitat: Citizen of Earth
Name: Patty Wolters
Happily married, heterosexual, monogamous, caregiver and friend of one dog, researcher, philosopher, blogger, guidance practitioner.
Creating, writing, music, gardening, cooking are my main hobby’s.
Core value: Integrity
Main values: Trust, Freedom, Authenticity, Love, Knowledge, Energy
Mimosa Pudica is a creeping annual or perennial herb, also called sleepy plant, Dormilones or shy plant. This herb proves that plants, besides being alive, can react very quickly although they don’t have a nervous system. Proverbial this herb is also called sensitive plant or touch-me-not and therefore in Dutch the link has been made to a quick-tempered, touchy person. A ‘Kruidje-roer-me-niet’.
During my childhood, I was called ‘Kruidje-roer-me-niet’ (Mimosa Pudica) a lot because of my intensity when I believed something unjust or dishonest had happened in the world around me. During my youth (teenager) people also referred to my behavior. Slamming doors, exploding for no reason and swearing. Obviously, because I thought my parents, teachers, and others were unjust and very mean.
Nowadays I still have a huge antipathy against hypocrisy (although sometimes I find myself also being guilty of this) and can still explode, if something very unjust happens in my opinion.
I strongly believe, being part of nature, our main goal in life is to survive. We seem to forget this too often. In what manner we survive, is a whole different story. We are animals first, homo sapiens, everything else are human classifications. Labels create clarity in chaos and limit us at the same time. Therefore I choose the boxes ‘we’ create(d) carefully.
I do not believe we evolved out of apes, neither that we are created by (a) God. A cell is the building block of which all organisms are built. The cell is the smallest unit of life. Organisms exist who live as a one-cell creature. Therefore, I believe we are all connected by the same energy and in a way related to each other.
Subsequently I believe, as human beings, we did evolve alongside all other creatures (animals, plants, bacteria) but where for instance the apes stopped evolving at a certain level, we evolved further and started to develop our ability to think.
We humans are the only species on earth, who know that it knows (phrase Mr. Leen Mees) and we should, in my opinion, take care of this fact more thoughtfully.
Meanwhile I have passed the age of 45 and I’m always open to new ideas; to keep balance between current society (with all the modern knowledge, techniques, possibilities) and the natural needs of myself as a unique human being.
The perfect way does not exist. Let's stop convince each other there is.
My personal building stones are the wisdom of our ancestors and of nature. In addition, the knowledge and technology of the 21st century. Passionately connecting (off- and online) with people on a global scale, for the purpose to exchange knowledge, experiences and perspectives.