Exploring the positive aspects of the human experience is well worth our time, and doing so will ultimately help us reduce cruelty and suffering.
My interest in community development started much earlier than my career in real estate development. In a broad sense, I think it started when I fulfilled my life’s dream of studying in Paris (and ended up being miserable).
I recently published a supplementary “About” page for Creating the Good Life, describing the values that this publication operates within and what we work to support.
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.
To me, being a liberal means that you believe things can be better. We might not know exactly what we mean by “better,” but we do know that “the way things are” isn’t good enough.
Our ability to choose what we value gives us power, and only through individual and collective power comes change.