When Dr. Martin Luther King talked about wanting to shift US society from being thing-oriented to becoming person-oriented, he was indicting the very logic of racial capitalism that built this country.
Money Can’t Buy You Love
Money is very much a left-brained thing; it is used to buy material goods that help us manipulate our world and ensure increased physical protection. However, the right brain hemisphere could care less, and is much more interested in our quality of life, not quantity. It “feels” life, and does not need money to do so.
Our current measure of “success” in the U.S. is often the Gross National Product (GDP). Yet the U.S. came in a miserable #18 on the 2018 World Happiness report (and dropping like a rock), far below most other developed nations. Maybe it’s time to consider another way to measure “success”, i.e., other than on monetary terms. Read the full story HERE.
In a famous stump speech at the University of Kansas in March 1968, a few months before he was shot, then-presidential candidate Robert Kennedy laid bare the dangers of using gross domestic product to measure success.
GDP, he said, “measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”