Dick Rauscher

Dick Rauscher, author of “Waiting Is Not An Option”: The Transition From Unlimited Growth to Long-Term Survival has focused his professional career as a licensed mental health therapist on the development of Primitive Ego Psychology and the transition from humanity’s current narcissistic self-focus on “me” to that of a more enlightened post growth “we” based focus on well-being.

“Waiting is Not an Option” explores a) the existential threats that humanity’s unevolved primitive ego thinking, and its immature early childhood conditioning have created on the future of human civilization, and b) the importance of creating self-reliant local communities and local economies as post-growth preparation for the existential changes, threats, and challenges that are coming.

“Waiting Is Not An Option” is available at (bookbaby.com) and other book outlets.

Dick’s blog articles based on “Waiting Is Not an Option” are posted on his website at dickrauscher.com.

“Waiting is Not an Option” reflects the wisdom that…….
It isn’t the things you know for certain that will cause you harm.
It’s what you know for certain that just ain’t so. (Mark Twain)


Why Are Anger and Social Violence Increasing In America?

We humans use our minds to create the world we live in, so the better we understand how our minds work, the more successful we will be in creating the world we live in….and more importantly, the world we want to create.

April 4, 2022

US Capitol

Our Politicians in Washington Are Behaving Like Kindergarteners on A Playground!!

We need to intentionally create a more mature and evolved collective human consciousness. And we are rapidly running out of time to do that essential work.

March 22, 2022

cancer cells

The Collective Consciousness of Humanity Has Cancer: The Prognosis is Dire!

The temperature of our planet is rising, and I’m not talking about global warming. I’m talking about the rising social anger temperature and its potential to create a social, civil, and economic collapse.

April 5, 2021


Insights From The Wilderness – Human Civilization Will Not Survive Climate Intensification

The possible future we create together cannot be the future that used to be. We cannot simply re-create the world we are living in today.

January 4, 2019

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Zero-Sum America: An Empire Headed Toward Collapse

Driven by zero-sum thinking, the rigid, inflexible, ideological thinking and obsessive need of our collective human ego to be absolutely and imperatively “right”, is rapidly driving our Nation and our American democracy toward collapse.

October 29, 2018


Systemic Thinking: The Primary Skill That Humanity Will Need as We Prepare for A Future That Will Not Be What It Used to Be

In this article, we will take a look at systemic thinking and the dangerous unconscious childhood illusion that each of us is a unique being independent and separate from the rest of reality.

August 23, 2018

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