From Middle East, Dignity Movement Finds Its Feet

Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Peace Intelligence
John Steiner
This article is adapted from a talk that Bob Fuller recently gave at a TEDx event in Berkeley, appearing in both Huffington Post and Psychology Today.   Both versions are linked here.

Robert Fuller Author, “Somebodies and Nobodies” and “All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity”
Huffington Post, March 6, 2011 08:02 PM The Dignity Movement Finds Its Feet
Psychology Today, March 6, 2011 The Dignity Movement Finds Its Feet

Dignity is not negotiable.
– Vartan Gregorian

Dignity on the March

Across North Africa and the Middle East to South and East Asia, the hunger for dignity is driving unrest and heralding social transformation. Everywhere, people are refusing to be taken for nobodies; they’re demanding to be treated like somebodies.

A new dream is taking hold: people are sensing the possibility of building societies in which dignity is universal and secure. Life is hard, yes, and we remain vulnerable to natural catastrophes, but couldn’t we disallow the indignities to which we subject one another?

Click here for the Psychology Today version….