Is Costa Rica, according to Nic Marks and The Happy Planet Index. Why? How do they live? What makes them happy? Let’s find answers to these questions and stop thinking the future will be a nightmare. Fear in the organism is linked to the flight mechanism, which in turn causes us to freeze and run away. Let’s stop fearing and focusing on the problems and start seeking out and focusing on the solutions.
The very architecture of our national accounting system is firmly based on production and producing stuff. We hold a financial/economic definition of what progress is. We think that if we get the numbers to go up we’ll be better off, somehow life is going to get better. In other words, too much greed. We’re fixated on what we can produce, and therefore, measuring everything except what makes life worthwhile: social justice, sustainability and people’s well-being.
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