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Beyond Beyonce, Beyond Ego, Beyond Self-Interest

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The Possible Society in Motion

The Possible Society in Motion


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Shipwrecks and other travel challenges offer real life depictions of what it can mean for fellow journeyers to choose to be for one another (i.e. altruism) or invested in their own self-interest. Beyond emergency airplane landings, cruise ship fires and other such unexpected crises what might it mean for strangers in our strange land of twenty-first century America to choose, on purpose, to be for one another, across the board?

In this episode, Anastasia draws upon principles our president appears to be promoting as values to set the tone of his forthcoming second presidential term; altruism, meaning one for all and all for one, having a high priority among them. But, asks Anastasia, is altruism a principle that Americans are genuinely ready for? Or, are other crises such as “9/11” still needed to bring home the point that “survival of the fittest” may mean an ever-growing awareness and practice of altruism before we take heed of the notion that, as Ben Franklin stated, “We must all hang together, lest we each hang alone.”

7:00 p.m.-- 7:30 p.m., following the on-air broadcast, Anastasia, again, takes the discussion to a deeper, more personal level with a call-in audience at 712.432.0600, access code 640883 (also recorded).