Only a heart-centered view of the future can save us from ourselves

Ed Park, MD #MondayMusings, dr ed park, News, slice of life 1 Comment

I do not defer to a notion of “common sense” because reasonable people can agree to disagree on anything from Planned Parenthood to Pol Pot’s political cleansing. Morality and ethics are luxuries that are afforded only those with the power to exercise them. What we as a a species need to defer to is the dominion of the heart.

Does scarcity precede our notion of “philanthropy”? (which is really Soteriology in a hooded mask)

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Philanthropy was classically defined as love for humanity, not alms for the poor.

“love of what it is to be human” is the essential nature and purpose of humanity, culture and civilization — was intrinsically philosophical, containing both metaphysics and ethics. The Greeks adopted the “love of humanity” as an educational ideal, whose goal was excellence (arete)—the fullest self-development, of body, mind, and spirit, which is the essence of liberal education.