I found this TEDtalk, on the Happy Planet Index, by Nick Marks, to be deeply inspiring and brilliantly on target. It is absolutely worth 17 minutes of your time! He talks about creating the world we all want to live in without costing the earth in the process. He claims our current policy and cultural focus on productivity and materialism is flawed for measuring the well-being of a country and its people.
Nick sites these 5 things we should reflect on in our daily lives enrich our personal happiness without costing the earth. His entire talk is fantastic and has significant implications far beyond saving the earth but could inform our policy on economics, education, health, etc.
- Be Active
- Take Notice
- Keep Learning
- TED Global 2010: Nic Marks and Happiness that Doesn’t Cost the Earth (worldchanging.com)
- nic marks: the happy planet index (toomanytribbles.blogspot.com)
- The Happy Planet Index: Nic Marks on TED.com (ted.com)
- Building a Greener World through Marketplace Economics and Radical Transparency (worldchanging.com)