Four things to think about when you think about poverty

What images come to mind when you think about poverty? Those images carry some reality, but they are also charged with political discourse, academic knowledge, misconceptions and judgement. More importantly, they have been painted with the brush of context, or in other words, your experiences. What I would like to do here is to add more “paint” to the pictures; give you a few other brushes that may help you to bring poverty from Pollock’s … Read more…

Happy Life, Sustainable Life

This week we’re looking at the different ideas relating to happiness and a happy life. This will be the starting point to the discussion on the UN Sustainable Development Goals which in themselves hold a potential to put the advancement of human happiness at the center of development.  We grow up in a passive aggressive system where words such as ‘saving’, ‘austerity’ and ‘amity’ are recognized as synonyms of unhappiness. A system where ‘indulgence’, ‘immoderation’, ‘luxurious’ and ‘individualism’ … Read more…