Ray C. Anderson Foundation Blog: Ecocentricity - June

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 9:00am

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I'm not psychic. Trust me, if I was, I would know. I mean, when the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament rolls around each March, I'm the guy who gets as giddy as a boy who finds a Slip’N Slide underneath the wrapping paper on his sixth birthday. Even if it's 45 degrees outside, that kid is in his swimsuit and out the door in 18 seconds flat. So if I was psychic, I wouldn't be so gosh darn terrible when filling out my tournament bracket.
 
I don't need a superpower to think though, unless thinking itself is a superpower (in a sense, that's exactly what it is). And perhaps the most enriching form of thought is introspective - a 30-foot dive into the murky waters of who each of us really are and what captures our imaginations. I've been doing a lot of that the past year. What a fruitful year it has been.
 
Here is an example of some of the introspective thoughts I have fixated upon recently: Why do any of us care? Why does a person come to view our natural world as worthy of his or her efforts to preserve it? Why should I choose to live my life in a more sustainable way?
 
Little ol’ non-psychic me bets that if you give these questions an honest bit of thought, and if I give you four answers, at least one will resonate somewhere deep within your individuality. Perhaps all four will do so.
 
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