Thriving for the Common Good

"A view of the Himalayas from the Dochula Pass, western Bhutan. The country's constitution requires at least 60% of its forest cover to be permanently maintained (it is currently at more than 70%). Last summer, Bhutan set a world recordfor the most trees planted in one hour - nearly 50,000" — Source: The Guardian, 26 March 2016.

At a time when there is so much fatalistic doom and gloom around, it is heartening to know that a paradigm shift is under way. Growing numbers of open-hearted individuals, brands and organisations are becoming conscious evolutionaries and active participants in creating a more conscious, compassionate world.

The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley sponsors ground-breaking research into the science of a meaningful life. Importantly, this is made freely available to all. The Center also teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society and shares big ideas that have global consequences.

A big idea piece by Kira Newman, March 24, 2016 on Why Does Happiness Inequality Matter? makes the case for building a society and a culture that cares about individual well-being, not just economic growth.

Links to the Greater Good website and other cultural shifts and cultural evolution resources will be regularly posted in the Resources section of Veriditas Cultural Mind.

See previous blog post 'Happiness Equality Matters & Bhutan Gets It' for more information.

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