Making a Better Tomorrow

Yovai Harari (in TED Presentation below) explains that humans became the dominant creature on the planet because of our ability to imagine and collaborate about a better tomorrow. Through the presentation he also helps us understand that our world was first just a fictional creation toward which we all agreed to work. After all, simple green pieces of paper (American) or what we call money is only worth something because we agree. In most ways, agreeing that money has value has enabled us to enjoy a significantly higher quality of life than would be possible otherwise.

I bring your attention to this topic because to me this means we must imagine and dream up and “Operationalize our Idealized World” and then work to promote this picture. For a better world to become a reality we will have to engage in massive collaboration. While this seems daunting, it is possible and to make it possible if all can see how they will be better. This means we will need to imagine a better reality that encourages, nurtures, supports and reinforces interactions from which everyone and everything benefits. Creating this world will mean we must build in ways to continually reinforce or recognize these actions. When actions that help others are reinforced it gives meaning to actions, we feel good. When we see we help, we have a purpose and impact on creating a desired world – Purpose is Powerful and this will encourage us to do more. If you are interested, throughout this post I have linked related past posts on related ideas.

I look forward to collaborating with you to generating comprehensive benefits by creating interactions so everyone and everything benefits.

Be Well’r,
Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!

Purpose & Connection are Vital

Throughout all I have written, the overriding message is to be better. My continuing contention is that to be better, our focus must be on Creating More Good, Not Just Less Bad(See linked presentation). This enlightening TED presentation by Johann Hari documents how what we thought we knew about addiction is wrong. This presentation with significant documented research to support his presentation helps clarify the importance and value of purpose and connection. To me this says we need to focus on how to create more possible opportunities to develop purpose and connections and by doing this, the product of a better life will take care of itself. In other words, once again, to Generate Comprehensive Benefits we should focus on Creating Interactions so Everyone and Everything Benefits!

Information about the research discussed by Johani Hari in this presentation by Bruce Alexander related to the Rat Park Can be accessed Here. Enjoy!

Here is a YouTube presentation about this work:

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Be Well’r,
Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!