I do not believe in the doctrine of the greatest good of the greatest number. It means in its nakedness that in order to achieve the supposed good of 51%, the interest of 49% may be, or rather, should be sacrificed. It is a heartless doctrine. --Gandhi

#heartivism: Gently Shaking the World

#heartivism: Gently Shaking the World

Feb 2, 2023-- Today's activism is often built around an either-or logic -- my way or your way, where one way necessarily loses; in our attempts to build a bridge here, we often burn a bridge elsewhere. Heartivism, however, invites us to act from that deeper channel within us, where we are first united by our universality before we are differentiated by our particularities. A heartivist is someone who responds to the suffering of the world without needing an enemy, who unlocks the genius of nonviolence to uncover a "third way" between two "right" positions, who pushes the limits of compassion to design more infinite games that transcend the winner-loser dichotomy. Nipun Mehta's talk at the 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at University of Pennsylvania draws on the wisdom of Gandhi, Rev. Howard Thurman and Dr. King. Read the transcript here. (4757 reads)

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