Seeing ourselves as solely rational actors, bent on consuming and spending, keeping the financial wheels greased, becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
“Beliefs about human nature help shape human nature.”
This caricature of rational economic humans has painted a picture of a society that can dominate nature, and we have allowed ourselves to become that caricature.
In actual fact we are programmed to support each other, to develop cooperative communities and we are most certainly deeply dependent upon nature. We are far from the rigid, blinkered consumers that economics would have us believe. We are flexible and capable of greater change than we may even believe ourselves to be.
What we need though is an economic system that can nurture human nature, support us along our journey to change and give us a far greater chance of surviving in the 21st century. Doughnut economics offers us hope of just such a system.
If you haven’t done so already, check out part 1 and part 2 of our doughnut economic series.
Creating systemic change and a regenerative future
Valuing our actions and contributions to society through a financial lens is not sustainable. We need to take into account the social and environmental impact of our behaviours, but until now this has been an almost impossible task. The advantage of valuing activities financially is in the simplicity with which it can be done.
Now though, isgood.ai offers a new and revolutionary way to understand and maximise our contributions to humanity and the habitat in which we all live.
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