The Need for a New Worldview
The current worldview of materialism and economic growth has disconnected us from nature, from our community, and from our deep moral and spiritual traditions. It has favored economic profit and conspicuous consumption over human well-being and peaceful relations. It has favored the extraction of resources over inner growth. It has favored profit over community and life in dynamic balance with the earth.
To save our planet from ecological disaster and economic failure, we need a new worldview. One that integrates science with ethics, culture, and spirituality. One that integrates the economy with people’s real needs and, most importantly, with ecology.
The spiritual and ethical teachings of the world and the real meaning of economics–a dynamic system enabling both people and planet to thrive–pick up precisely where modern systems, sciences, and new economic ideas take off.
We live at a new juncture in history. The various domains of human knowledge, ingenuity and wisdom needs to be integrated, not split as in the past few centuries. Let us embrace this new and more holistic worldview.