We hope to promote new conversations for creating our future that not only addresses the coming predicaments, but also the presumptions of what it is to be human and what is a good life.
We can organize for a good life, harmony with nature and each other, and a rediscovery of meaning in the cultivation of human virtue, celebration of human excellence, and the joy of connection and community.
We must take responsibility for the reality that our choices in the aggregate create our global future. With new public conversations, we can better understand the future that we are creating, the interconnectedness of our choices, and open new possibilities for our choices.
When we look at our own standards for a good life, a meaningful life, and look at the common stories of needing more wealth or consumption, we can begin to authentically feel what is needed.
Technology is not just the development and use of tools. Our tools shape what we do and how we think. Our tools use us and control us.
We have lost the traditions of facing life itself in its richness, challenges, and depths, and along with it the dimension of self-cultivation as a good life. We find the good life outside ourselves instead of inside ourselves.
Culturally, we have largely lost the experience and narrative of the core meaning of life, what we can call our soul. We need to find our soul again.
We need to put the human being and our lives back into the center of our concerns. We must recover our valuing life and a good life as more sacred than our projects and our measures.
Despite widespread scientific analyses of global issues, there have not been significant changes in global consumption patterns or economic policies. We seem to be trapped in the current systems with no real options to a new game.
This book will change your view of the future that is coming and opens up a bigger set of possibilities of how to cope with it.