Informed Values For A Better Future

There is something wrong with your brain.

But it’s not just you. There is something amiss in the workings of all human brains. 

Your brain evolved to enhance the chances of survival for human beings living thousands of years ago. Unfortunately, things have changed significantly since that time. 

The Hopeful Mindset (revised version) illustrated PDF booklet (~100 pages) is offered as a free download in the hope that it will be a useful resource for  building a better future.

The Fearful Mindset

Natural selection has given us a pessimistic outlook. Our default Fearful Mindset is designed to keep us on the lookout for possible threats in the environment.

Unfortunately, in our modern world there are far too many situations that set off false alarms.

The Hopeful Mindset

The Hopeful Mindset provides us with a way to compensate for the biases of the Fearful Mindset.

With the “enlightened” values of the Hopeful Mindset we can begin the work of building a better future.

“Although change is part of the working of complex systems, the speed with which human activity has developed contrasts with the naturally slow pace of biological evolution.”

Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis (2015)

The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on the small planet.

Dalai Lama