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With every breath we recreate ourselves, and how we choose to do so is solely up to us. While we bear responsibility for how we live, we must recognize how our actions affect others and thus, how they can bring and inspire positive change.
Having grown up in the Jerusalem, Israel, and Seattle, WA, I am sensitive and empathetic toward both realism and liberalism. I see the strengths and weaknesses of both perspectives, but more importantly, I see the need to transcend them.
I am a rising senior at Wheaton College, MA, studying Conflict & Social Change. This major is self-designed, and draws heavily from the areas of sociology, political science, psychology, and economics. I have recently been exploring critical social theory alongside Buddhist social theory. In this context, I will be living and studying in Bhutan for four months, delving into their campaign of educating for Gross National Happiness and reflecting on it as an alternative measure of development and policy-making.
I am passionate about social activism, economic sustainability, respecting freedom from oppression and freedom to self-governance. We all love these concepts, but how we understand them greatly differs. This is my journey; to explore how we have come to know these terms so differently.
Follow my personal experiences in Bhutan at agoldbergabroad.wordpress.com
Earlier this month I attended the Conference on Happiness and Economics in Bhutan. The conference centered around the concept and method of measuring well-being in relation to economic development. As you may know, Bhutan's unique form of measuring development, Gross National Happiness (GNH), is quickly gaining popularity around the world. The main thrust and logic behind GNH is that every society is striving to increase happiness... So why not measure progress in terms of happiness? GNH…Continue
Posted on August 21, 2011 at 5:27am — 3 Comments