I define sustainable history as a durable progressive trajectory in which the quality of life on this planet or other planets is premised on the guarantee of human dignity for all at all times and under all circumstances.
Many of the great achievements in history that are commonly attributed to one geo-cultural domain often owe a great debt to those of others. In this sense, some of the greatest achievements of human civilisation have been collective efforts and are part of the same human story.
What makes our existence meaningful is highly subjective and ultimately determined by sustainable neurochemical gratification.
The history of human civilisation is a history of mutual borrowings.
There is only one collective human civilisation comprised of geo-cultural domains and cultures.
A set of global values in keeping with human nature and dignity need to be identified and developed
Human beings are “emotional amoral egoists”, driven above all by emotional self-interest. All of our thoughts, beliefs and motivations are neurochemically mediated, some predetermined for survival, others alterable.
In my opinion, a life governed by reason is likely to be more dignified than one shaped by dogma and unbridled emotions.