We need to change the current trend of increasing conflicts among humans. Please support our educators and social entrepreneurs to focus on a more comprehensive curriculum where our children can move away from being told what to follow. Let our children learn to pursue what they want to do. German philosopher Emanuel Kant (1724-1804) expressed that “…nothing more dreadful than actions of a person should be subject to the will of another…” that evolved to Karl Marx’s (1818-1883) “…religion is the opium of the people…” while Martin Luther King Jr.’s (1929-1968) dream is to be “…free at last, free at last, thank God ale mighty we are free at last…” Let’s keep an open mind to listen and learn. A moral innovator has a solid foundation of our moral innovations history.
With this framework, we are heading toward greater individual freedom by leveraging hope as an incentive for hard work that balances morality and innovations.
• For those in severe poverty, there is hope our globalized economy and media will help with greater visibility and awareness. Without hope, this is a vulnerable group that may become more extreme such as becoming suicide bombers. A superior example of delivering hope is China’s “market economy with Chinese characteristics” promulgated since 1978 that took 700 million humans out of severe poverty.
• For the majority of humans, appropriate education curricula would encourage our children to both understand how we get to where we are, and use the tools we have to continuously improve the world in which we live. A superior example is the trend in US schools where an increasing percentage of international students have contributed to our knowledge, beginning with graduate schools 50 years ago, undergraduate schools 20 years ago, and exponentially higher international students in the high schools today, while beginning to increase in middle schools.
Imagine a child who knows bio-dynamic farming and understands the importance of genetically modified organisms to feed the projected 10 billion humans on earth by 2050 using machine learning and virtual reality tools. We have the global 5G network to access real time “big data” with block chain encrypted privacy to integrate our computer and cell phone networks to our cars and homes. The knowledge from moral innovations can help our children leverage their skills, mindful of the impact they have on others, and pursue a lifestyle most suitable for them. Knowledge is the freedom our children have earned through their hard work. They are free to accumulate karma for the next life, or earn an open door to heaven in their afterlife, or they can choose to be cremated and physically recycle their ashes into fertilizers in the bio-dynamics cycle.
Both Innovations without morality and morality without innovations are not sustainable. The only sustainable outcome to preserve earth is to balance morality with innovations to achieve harmony.