How a life-valued versus money-valued dichotomy makes a world of indifference to peace!
How a life-valued versus money-valued dichotomy makes a world of money-valued indifference to peace, and how the cognitive maps of Carl Jung, Johan Galtung and John McMurtry make a world of life-valued difference to healing that indifference!
- Have we collectively inherited a money-valued as opposed to a life-valued collective unconscious?
Does money-value enable cultural violence and disable cultural peace (peace-making)?
- Have we personally acquired a money-valued or a life-valued personal unconscious?
Does money-value enable direct violence and disable direct peace (peace-keeping)?
- Have we structurally designed a money-valued or a life-valued consciousness?
Does money-value enable structural violence and disable structural peace (peace-building)?
The following quotes give us intimations of the transcendental redeeming power of life-value over money-value:
- “Never doubt that a small group of (life-valued) thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the (money-valued) world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
- “For the master’s (money-valued) tools will never dismantle the master’s (money-valued) house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine (life-valued) change.” – Audre Lorde
- “(Money-valued) darkness cannot drive out (money-valued) darkness; only (life-valued) light can do that. (Money-valued) hate cannot drive out (money-valued) hate; only (life-valued) love (or love of life values) can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.