Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Civil conversations

I launched The Goodness Project because I wanted to understand how I could become good, but I also had a much broader goal in mind: Exploring whether/how goodness can help us create a better world. It has taken me nine months to realize what I actually mean by attaching the concept of goodness to politics and policy, and here it is: Goodness = the ability the do something for someone other than yourself.

Defining goodness in this way has huge implications for society. These implications came to mind as I read Krista Tippett’s post about civil conversations.

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