An Extraordinary Life

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You would be crazy to busily polish the silverware as your house burned down. Similarly, it is insane to live a normal life in today’s world. Maybe if millions of children were not malnourished, maybe if torture were not commonplace around the globe, maybe if species and entire ecosystems were not dying, maybe if genocide were forever gone, maybe if all the injustices I’ve chronicled in these pages did not exist—maybe then the “normal” life presented us would be sane. Maybe then it would make sense to absorb ourselves in professional sports, soap operas, the stock market, material acquisition, and the lives of celebrities. Given the reality of the world today though, the only life that makes sense to live is an extraordinary life.

— Charles Eisenstein, visionary & philosopher (from the book “Ascent of Humanity“)

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Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is a visionary, public speaker and the author of several books. His work has been highly influential for us. In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? From a variety of angles, he explores humanity’s transition from separation to interbeing.

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