Our actions are determined by our beliefs. And our beliefs are shaped by the stories we tell ourselves.
So what happens when the stories we tell ourselves are inaccurate?
The short answer is, we find ourselves engaging in actions that aren’t aligned with our best interests.
Charles Eisenstein has made a profession out of studying the intersection of economics and philosophy. And he thinks that over the past several generations, enabled by an unprecedented subsidy of abundant cheap energy, our society has become so far decoupled from natural laws that it has adopted a paradigm of thinking (or “stories”) dangerously irrelevant to the future we face.
As resource scarcity increasingly expresses the natural forces that applied to our grandparents’ generation and those prior, we are still living under a mindset that assumes predictable, endless growth.
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