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August 07, 2008


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Jake de Grazia

Hobbes isn't wrong I don't think. It's just that what's truly best for ourselves (long term, beneath the desire for instant gratification), is also what's best for mankind. Interests converge. And, maybe more importantly, it's more fun to be compassionate, more fun to try solving the big problems, more fun to pursue a collective happiness. And all that requires collaboration: producing and sharing.

See Clay Shirky for the source of Court's stats and an argument why he thinks producing and sharing are going to cut significantly into our consumption time:

And see Bob Thurman for the fun in compassion:

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