256. How to Create Good Karma and Be a Hero
How to stop venerating a human nature of ‘infinite wants’ and instead learn to look up to and honor those that are willing to create the most benefit to themselves and others as well? How can we turn the tide of our current cultural and economic values and in doing so change the cultural and economic systems to create actual happiness?
“Studies are beginning to show that our ability to appreciate the intrinsic value of generosity, sharing and selflessness is central to maximizing our well-being. MAKING HOMO ECONOMICUS HAPPY When this theory is applied to people, Becker argues that we become Homo economicus in a very specific way: Everyone is a producer of his or her own happiness. We obtain our own utility, to use his language, “through the productive activity of combining purchased market goods and services with some of the house hold’s own time.”
― Raj Patel, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy
To guarantee our basic living rights and create a regenerative economic system that includes the provision of a Guaranteed Living Income:
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