Fostering an independent spirit and divergent thinking is useful economically, but may hinder rapid collective action and coordination.
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Are we all in this together? Or looking after numero uno? Messages about isolation need to appeal to Australia's individualistic culture - and they don't have to come from the top.
A demonstrator holds a sign outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a climate strike of school students as part of the Fridays for Future movements on Friday, May 24, 2019.
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It's clear that young voters are bringing critical issues to the fore as they did in the recent EU elections. Will they do so in Canada too?
In some societies, kids are taught that they’re in control of their own happiness – which makes them more indulgent.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
Jihyun Park finds joy in the little things many take for granted, whether it’s being able to drop her kids off at school or having family dinners.
Jihyun Park escaped North Korea and is now living in Manchester. But how to explain her scars to her children? Or why they can't call their relatives still living in North Korea?
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
The Calafou community lives in a repurposed factory complex near Barcelona.
Not all ecovillages are created equal - but the best ones show us how to live more sustainably, by embracing collectivism, sourcing renewable energy, and moving away from prevailing consumer culture.
Nothing is ever perfect, so why do we pretend it should be?
We can readily be forgiven for thinking that these are the worst of times: our collective institutions seem feeble in the face of our needs and hopes. The Christian churches - which were once powerful…