Figuring out how to go from greed to compassion as the bottom line of our worldview
To lovers of truth,
forward thinkers, self-aware spirits,
and fighters for justice
We need a new vision. The last big wave was about becoming self-aware and the one that’s coming is about thinking of ourselves together. For our best chance to handle threats from nature and from ourselves we need a shift of worldview to where we relate to one another cooperatively.
This is a call to people who have a passion for the greater good to engage in a dialogue about what to do to bring about this shift. That’s what this conversation is for — to look for what changes could be made that move us into caring for each other as much as we care about ourselves.
Is there some idea you have for helping that shift come about? Mine is to get everyone talking about the need for a new worldview. Until we get an understanding about this, we’ll be seeing the trees and ignoring the forest. Would you have another idea about where a focus should be?
See Outside the Box Ideas for what has turned up in the Conversation. Recently, it’s been Universal Basic Income to counter homelessness and the other ills of extreme poverty. Taking care of everyone would get us in a groove of mutuality. What else?
This long analysis of how technology fits into our big picture comes to the conclusion I keep talking about (get on suespeaks.org/conversation-as-if-our-lives-depended…/ to have a say): "...good choices in our times will require a new kind of cultural narrative and with it, fundamentally new, more mature ways of understanding and acting. The fact of new invention is exciting, and inventions yet to come are important to contemplate. But more important, ultimately, is the need for new ways of thinking about ourselves and finding right relationships to the technologies we create...Being an innovator in any ultimately meaningful sense in our time is about bringing to bear needed new, more mature ways of understanding ourselves and our worlds. Technical invention has a place with the leadership tasks ahead. But the most important of those leadership tasks ask more and are more specifically about us." ... See MoreSee Less