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Change the Story, Change the Future by David C. Korten

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PROLOGUEIN SEARCH OF A DEEPER TRUTH

Some twenty years ago, while writing When Corporations Rule the World, I often made the case in public presentations that we humans are on a path to self-extinction. I was startled by responses like “I agree. It does seem like we are on a suicidal course. But the changes you are talking about are impossibly big and costly. And the dismal projections may turn out to be wrong.”

It seemed that many thoughtful people were saying, “We can’t change. So let’s party while we can. If it ends, it ends. Last one to leave, turn out the lights.” I wondered, does life have so little meaning that people are not willing to make an effort to change even if their children’s future and species’ survival are at stake?

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