Exploring the positive aspects of the human experience is well worth our time, and doing so will ultimately help us reduce cruelty and suffering.
Our great moral task is to consider what aspects of “progress” help us and which hold us back.
We veer off course when we start to cling to one lens through which to view the world. When our acceptance of one group means the rejection, humiliation, and criticism of another, we are partaking in identity politics, not real politics.
The best experiences of our lives open us, they challenge us, they make us question ourselves and question each other, and this inevitable “opening” of ourselves is the way the good stuff gets in.
The goal of our global political economy should no longer be growth; it should be enough.
Our ability to choose what we value gives us power, and only through individual and collective power comes change.