Posts made in March, 2013

Past Does Not Limit Future

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Humanity, Our Future | 1 comment

Past Does Not Limit Future

The theme of this week’s blog is “Past does not Limit Future.” Some of my weekly blogs will address what I consider to be universal values and/or principles which I believe are of critical importance to our times and our future. This is the first of what will ultimately be a series of such commentaries. I wrote the following statement is 1995 for the Global Foundation for Understanding of which I was Executive Director at the time: ¬†“Past does not equal Future. Accelerating revolutions in science and technology are leading to societal shifts that are reshaping our...

Read More

Why Wisdom Matters – Part 2

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Humanity, Our Future | 3 comments

Why Wisdom Matters – Part 2

In last week’s blog, Why Wisdom Matters – Part 1, I summarized various definitions of wisdom from the more modern to the traditional from various cultures and religions. I then proposed my own wholistic definition of Wisdom as: “True ethical judgement, based upon the broadest possible understanding and knowledge, applied in all decisions and actions for the good of everyone involved in such decisions and actions.” To which on reflection I would now like to add Compassion and I believe that compassion is fundamental to being truly human as is concern and care for all...

Read More

Why Wisdom Matters – Part 1

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Humanity, Our Future | 0 comments

Why Wisdom Matters – Part 1

For this week and next week’s blogs, I am sharing my thoughts on the importance of Wisdom, both in our personal lives and collectively in our societies and for our shared future, and in regard to my own efforts to promote and enable wisdom in my ‘futures’ work over the past decade. There will be two parts. Part 1 focuses on what Wisdom actually is in my view, while Part 2 focuses on the various projects I have initiated to promote Wisdom in the World, beginning in 2003. It has very much been a¬†personal journey to practice wisdom in my own life and promote it collectively....

Read More