Happiness

At the college, we discuss the ethics of climate change, focussing on the common good: a balance where all living elements have equal chance to live well in the physical, social, and spiritual life. How do environmental ethics apply here in Kenya?

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When I asked the students how they think climate change negatively impacts the balance of the common good, one student replied: it takes away happiness.

A class discussion followed. Happiness – is found in balance; in equal chance. While many in the global South lack equal chance for a balanced physical life – in a Western Capitalist world/worldview, people can pour their time into the pursuit of financial gain and corporate career success – which can impact their spiritual and social life.

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It seems like what one side of the globe lacks, the other has. Isn’t it time the two sides meet…and walk together, for the common good of both?

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