Next weekend, Australia has a national election. As usual, we’re being bombarded with over-simplified slogans and sound-bites from the various parties, along with a lot of really boring and/or irrelevantly scandalous news stories. And as usual, the main focus of all the above is on taxes and costs and jobs, with a little lip-service paid to climate, health and education … which is quickly hijacked again to focus back on costs and jobs and taxes.
I find it utterly depressing. There’s no vision, no excitement, nothing to strive for or even sensibly discuss amongst ourselves.
Perhaps we assume that there’s no need to talk about what we’re aiming for because everyone already agrees on the same vision, and the only thing left to figure out is how we might best achieve it …?
Would you agree that we should strive to empower every human being to thrive and contribute the best of their gifts to themselves, their loved ones, our society, our species and our planet?
If not, what vision for humanity would inspire you? What do you value?