Racing Extinction and The Urgent Need to Slow Down

“A movement can be born when hope is ignited.”

Hi everyone,

In thinking about the upcoming Thursday, April 14, pre-conference event, A Screening of Racing Extinction at Orange Coast College, I was delighted to see an interview with Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert (author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History) and Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard (author of  Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World) entitled, The Urgent Need to Slow Down.

Here is an excerpt:

Matthieu Ricard: It’s not contradictory to speak of an emergency to slow down. It’s not like you are frantically nervous while slowing down. It’s just that it is time to slow down. All of those terms—slowing down, simplicity, doing more with less—people respond to them by saying, “Oh, I’m not going to be able to eat strawberry ice cream anymore.” They feel bad about that. But, actually, what they miss is that voluntary simplicity, that turns out to be a very happy way of life. There have been very many good studies showing that again and again. Jim Casa studied people with a highly materialistic consumerism mindset. He studied 10,000 people over 20 years and compared them with those who more put value on intrinsic things—quality of relationships, relationship to nature—and he found the high consumer-minded people are less happy. They look for outside pleasures and don’t find relationship satisfaction. Their health is not as good. They have fewer good friends. They are less concerned about global issues like the environment. They are less empathic. They are more obsessed with debt…. Continue reading>>>

Please join us, Thursday, April 14. Admission is free. Bring your friends, family and colleagues.
Register here for A Screening of Racing Extinction

Thank you for staying engaged,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
(949) 891-2005

[Ubuntu] n.
Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings


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