My Photo

Subscribe to this Blog

  • Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

Search this Site

Redirect

  • Redirect

« Quiting Wokai | Main | Olympics & the New China »

August 07, 2008

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

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:

http://blip.tv/file/855937/

And see Bob Thurman for the fun in compassion:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/bob_thurman_says_we_can_be_buddhas.html

The comments to this entry are closed.