Monday, June 06, 2011

Romance, Ideals and Transcendence: Living a Meaningful Life

We have become inured to the huge levels of injustice and corruption perpetrated by our political/economic system today, and this needs to change. The current disturbing levels of apathy appear to be the reason for the success of St├ęphane Hessel's Cry Out! - a French publishing phenomenon. This 13-page pamphlet encourages youth to recapture the French spirit of resistance by rejecting the "insolent, selfish" power of money and markets and by defending the social "values of modern democracy."
Norberto Keppe's, Liberation of the People, written the the mid 1980s, offered a call to all idealists, all who believe in goodness, truth and beauty, to unite so a new society could be built, the Kingdom of Man on Earth. Keppe foreshadowed Hessel's admonitions, and he goes deeper, too, explaining how we got so off track and offering concrete solutions to fix things. We explore how that's more than idealism and actually approaches true romance, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.
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