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Ignorance and politicians


“Gautama felt as though a prison which had confined him for thousands of lifetimes had broken open. Ignorance had been the jail-keeper. Because of ignorance, his mind had been obscured, just like the moon and stars hidden by the storm clouds. Clouded by endless waves of deluded thoughts, the mind had falsely divided reality into subject and object, self and others, existence and non-existence, birth and death, and from these discriminations arose wrong views—the prisons of feelings, craving, grasping, and becoming. The suffering of birth, old age, sickness, and death only made the prison walls thicker. The only thing to do was to seize the jail-keeper and see his true face. The jail keeper was ignorance. . . . Once the jail-keeper was gone, the jail would disappear and never be rebuilt again”. Thich Nhat Hanh on Buddha’s enlightenment

The danger lies not in the fact people are being poor but feeling poor 

GDP does not measure human well-being
The danger lies not in the fact people are being poor but feeling poor. A high GDP is an indicator of a wealthy country, war, terrorism; health care problems are, in fact, good for the GDP but can hardly be of good for a society’s well-being or happiness? Since many indicators such as economic growth are measured in GDP does not indicate that money is a good tool for measuring human well-being or happiness; it’s just another tool for measuring money sequence.

Corporations does not feel love or compassion

Corporations drive an economic cycle that accelerates profits the faster it spins. Time is money and the corporations is the tool capitalism are depended on to create value for its owners. Nothing else, a corporation is not human, does not feel love or compassion. It is the final result, in whom shareholders are satisfied with their investment or ROI(return of investment). Therefore, ever thing is short-term thinking, the US corporations made China great again. In the hunt for minimise cost of production, instead of thinking about how to innovate. It was not possible as every research state the more qual a society is the better and more innovation. Greed is always short-term.

Why sustainable development fails

This is why sustainable development fails, since first meeting nothing really done about it for 30 years. Why is it happens? Because of the ignorance politicians arenot listening to the people whom they supposely represent. They are listening to economic profit. Therefore, sustainable development fails, the three pillars qual important (economic, environmental, social) A chain is never more robust than the weakest in the chain.


illustrations and Words Kenneth Lyngaas


 

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