I read this quote from Arianna Huffington in The Optimist Daily newsletter: "We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in." This, in a way, echos something Maria Menounos said when interviewing Jonathan Edwards. She said she thinks we need to redefine success. It reminded me that I have felt this way for some time.
I had a conversation with a friend just last week saying we need to make a change rather than it being all money, money, money. She said that she doesn't know anyone like that. I said it's our culture.
I believe that the people who created the Transition Town movement and those who work for local, sustainable economies, for mini power grids, for resilience, and for healing on all levels have figured out things that many people haven't. Yes, the local economies shouldn't be isolated from the global economy, but being resilient keeps us from crashing when things take a downward trend globally. Caring as much about others as myself is something I can do now and always in my quest to make the world a better place. Right now that means limiting my contact with others. What else can I do?
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