Into this mix…conversations about what is necessary in this country? Will “development”, either economic or social, be enough? Or do we need transformations of ourselves and our social systems. And what will that take?
It seems that we do need transformations – in how we value ourselves, each other and our planet – so that we can effectively tackle systemic issues like violence and climate change. Unfortunately these transformations, although powerful enough to cause Cold Wars to melt and Mandela to be released, are, paradoxically, also intangible and, certainly, immeasurable.
I see no way out of this other than through story-telling, putting human words and faces to internal “a-ha!” wake-up moments. Such stories cannot be easily aggregated, accounted or boxed but they are evidence of profound rumblings of change.
The quote in the title, by the way, is from Einstein! The first half…”Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count…”