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"We are in deep trouble," writes Sharif Abdullah. "We live a world that works for only a few." The problem, Abdullah asserts, is exlusivity: "I am separate." By practicing exclusivity, he maintains, we have created a soul-starved society. We suffer, both personally and as a society, from complex, interlocking so intense that they create a deep sense of emptiness in all of us.But there is hope. Abdullah shows how we can change our world by changing our consciousness. We can actually put an end these complex problems if we reject exclusivity in favor of inclusivity. We must turn from a mentality that disconnects us and instead embrace the goals of restoring balance to the earth and building community with all other people. In Creating a World That Works for All, Abdullah provides a practical blueprint for that change.Abdullah makes it clear that there are no bad guys to blame: we are all equally responsible for the current state of our world. We each have created it, and we each have equal power to change it. Abdullah offers three criteria for creating a world that works for all: 1. The Criteria of Enoughness: Everyone has enough, even though not everyone shares resources equally2. The Criteria of Exchangeability: Trading places would be okay3. The Criteria of Common Benefit: The system is designed and intended to benefit allIn order to meet these criteria, Abdullah shows us how to let go of old theories and ideas, so we can clearly see our current problems and possible solutions. And he shows us how to create new stories that explain and define the new behaviors that make cultural changes possible.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609943356
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Subject:
Conduct of life
Author:
Abdullah, Sharif M.
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - General
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics

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