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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221246603
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 384
Size : 1 x 215 mm
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Meaning Will Save the World

Release date : 17/09/2020
The human brain is a meaning-making machine. Let’s use this power to save the planet!
~~Our world is running out of breath. We are destroying our planet and exhausting the system of production and consumption on which we still depend. We are under more and more pressure at work, constantly being ordered to do more, yet with ever-growing uncertainty about what our future will look... ~~Our world is running out of breath. We are destroying our planet and exhausting the system of production and consumption on which we still depend. We are under more and more pressure at work, constantly being ordered to do more, yet with ever-growing uncertainty about what our future will look like. All around us, even in our own homes, the world is becoming more and more precarious. Our future has become an enigma.

In this post-industrial world, humanity is falling apart. Why? The answer might lie in neuroscience, which can help us understand how we’ve come to the point of being so tired of ourselves.

For millennia, our brains have used an active meaning detector called the cingulum, which represents the essence of what makes us human. Thanks to the cingulum, we have created unifying narratives, systems of cooperation, and shared belief systems that have guided our lives. We have produced connections and found meaning in order to grow, act, and come together.

Now abandoned, the cingulum has withdrawn and reacts in the opposite way, generating stress hormones and feelings of anxiety. When we desperately try to satisfy these feelings by consuming more, we only further drain our planet and take ourselves ever closer to the edge of the abyss.

How can we escape this impasse? By making clear choices. Let’s bring continuity back to our existence, make the world intelligible again, and put an end to the uncertainty eating away at our lives. Or, to put it more simply, let’s use our brains! They will repay us a hundredfold. If we want to survive, we have to work creatively toward a unified world. We have the solutions within us!
 
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EAN : 9782221246603
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 384
Size : 1 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont