Long Term Thinking for a Short-Sighted World
This eight week book circle will consider Jim Brumm's analysis of Long Term Thinking for a Short-Sighted World and essays from Raghavan Iyer's Novus Ordo Seclorum.
When: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Institute of World Culture, 1407 Chapala St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: 16+
Recent events and discoveries around the world reveal fresh possibilities for improving the quality of human life and social values. Self-transformation and enhanced social cooperation are not idle fantasies in the author's vision, but a better world cannot be achieved without sacrificing short-term desires. Replacing short sightedness with long-term thinking is not a sacrifice at all, Brumm argues, but can bring peace and sustainability for generations. What new mental postures and emerging social responsibilities, globally and locally, are possible are also explored in Iyer's essays on "The New Learning" and "The Emerging Cosmopolis". Chapters in Brumm's book will be considered first.
For more information: http://www.worldculture.org or call 805-967-1055
Event posted Jan. 11, 2013
Last updated Jan. 11, 2013