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2011

Empathy must transform reality, not be defined by it

The empathy movement taking hold through the work of Ashoka and its partners asks us to imagine a world in which every human could become capable of writing a symphony of love, capable of agape. Imagine that. Do you feel goose bumps?

2011

The lack of creativity in problem solving

There is need in the praxis of politics and international relations to restore art, aesthetics, and creativity to a central place. The bureaucratic stagnation and lack of imagination that bog down problem solving in governments (...) can and should be overcome. Creativity, imagination, and innovation in problem solving would be potent tools to rejuvenate governance at all levels.

War - any progress?

Back when women couldn't vote, we fought wars for them. Now that they can vote, we fight wars for oil. Is that progress?

When best to start a peace association?

When we mention we started a peace association, people tell us it’s very timely. That always surprises us. We tell people we’re already 5000 years late…