By T Mackenzie, on Poupart.Farm
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.-T.
The original version of this article has been accepted at http://www.poupart.farm/ and we’re really honoured and excited. The version française is available here on our blog, with our apologies for any errors.
“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 shortsighted 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 humanly possible.”