Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. – Zhuang Zhou
‘Being’ mode of life to ‘having’ mode of life
Consensus: Any time taken to capture the world around oneself or to reflect for a moment is time wasted.
Are we making the problem go away or just treating symptoms.
Is it better to replace an aging item, rather than maintain it.
Culture change of consumption
I need just enough to tide me over until I need more. – Bill Hoest
Too many of us now worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but by what one owns. But we’ve discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. – President Jimmy Carter
Dignity is about living one’s life according to one’s values, free from denominations
Aristotle – 4 causes – material, formal, efficient, final
Design a world that brings forth flourishing into our everyday activities
One needs such a model in thinking about sustainability and in designing new cultural structure that has the potential to reverse the current trajectory pointing towards collapse.
Change structure of society – structurization
Never underestimate the power of a small, thoughtful, committed group of people to change the world… indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Nature * self * responsibility * awareness
Social (human) problem, environmental problem
Individuals drift along in the tide of convention (conformity)
What a man can be, he must be
Life of voluntary simplicity
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mohandas K. Gandhi
Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Addictive power of technology that lulls us into unconsciousness
Redesign the rules
Tao of sustainability – ethical, natural, human
Toyota production system, continuous improvement, total quality control
Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may or may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand. – Native American Proverb.