The Civic Responsibilities of Business OwnersBy T Mackenzie, on Poupart.Farm
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“We have as a culture accepted that experts in social
questions, in government or out, can be trusted to act
in our best interests, and that against every piece of
historical fact or evidence. They act in their own
self-interest, that of the very small, very rich
minority in charge of governments. That interest is in
keeping the status quo, this situation that is going to
kill us. Far from outsourcing our critical thinking to a
narrow caste, “educated” in the extraordinarily selfish
and short-sighted views of a hero-myth
in which they and only they can save us, we must instead
be giving the tools and information to make those
decisions to absolutely everyone, and promoting
cooperation towards useful ends, and that as urgently as
Update April 2017: A note of warning to the reader.
This article discusses topics that may trigger feelings of fear or anger, which can lead to social problems for all of us. According to psychologists (Harvard Health), theologians (Researchgate) , and neurologists (University of Southern California), practicing gratitude and compassion can reestablish good mental health and relationships. Thank you to a wise advisor, Geshe Ngawang Sonam, for insight and inspiration on the importance of doing so.-Tam.
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