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February 2nd, 2015
Episode 99 of 461 episodes
“Belonging” to a society means to know your own place as an individual, but also to embrace your responsibilities as a citizen. The last CBC Massey lecture picks up the Bhutanese principle of "Gross National Happiness": the value of the harmonious well-being of people. It’s a social good that's maybe even more important than economic growth. The drivers of this concept are generosity, ethical behaviour, and tolerance. Do they also have a role in our concept of democracy and citizenship?