When individuals try to maximize their own benefits, systems collapse. When individuals are committed to optimizing their communities, they thrive. This requires a world view that understands that all of life is part of an interdependent system, and only when we infuse that system with compassion for all life will it progress through the current global trends.
At a recent talk at the Garrison Institute, Garrison Institute cofounder Jonathan F.P. Rose spoke with journalist Andrew Revkin about these ideas and his new book The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life. (Read an edited excerpt from the book here.)
Listen to the complete audio from the event below.