Societal / Political
In this essay I look specifically at the derailment into authoritarianism and at the multiple ways in which this derailment can be avoided—in favor of the construction and engagement of a wide variety of containers that enable the transformation to take place. It is in the identification of viable containers that we begin to find the pathway toward true freedom.
Positive freedom to do something, in turn, is sustained only if a society has defined or is in the process of continually defining and redefining a clear and exhilarating image of its own purpose and, in particular, its own future.
I provide an economic and commerce-based perspective, suggesting that true freedom might reside in something called the “harmony of interests.”
I propose that true freedom requires a balancing between a concern for individual personal rights and a concern for collective, shared responsibility.
This is the first in a series of recorded interviews concerning the impact of emergent technologies on the way in which we think, feel and take actions. William Bergquist, Ph.D. conducted this interview with Karin Bustmante, Psy.D., a distinguished psychotherapist and professor living in Boulder Colorado.
We are ready to introduce a new character into this dance that we are choreographing regarding memory. This new character is the Internet. This new character has a major impact on the way we assimilate and accommodate, on the way in which we engage procedural and declarative memory, and on the way in which we remember and forget. Let’s first consider assimilation and accommodation.