We must guard against the siren song of self-interest if we are to live in a fair and equitable society.” – Here On Earth, p. 14
With due respect to Flannery, unfortunately this is just the kind of thinking that’s causing many of our problems. We don’t need to AVOID self-interest, we need to RETHINK our self-interest.
We need to see that in reality our self-interest is consistent and in harmony with the good of the community, others, and the environment.
I don’t mean this the way Ayn Rand would. Please let me explain. (more…)