On Equilibrium

If you are asking the question “what is sustainability, what does it mean for me personally and in my job?” you should read this book. It provides some answers as well as creates additional questions. John Ralston Saul takes on the task of looking at the human qualities required in a righteous society. A the same time, he provides tools for shaking our passivity and taking responsibility of what going on around us. The relation with question on sustainability is evident as sustainability cannot be discussed without exploring the characteristics of the human nature. Saul will argue that to achieve a sustainable society we need a balance between six equally important qualities:

  • Common sense
  • Ethics
  • Imagination
  • Intuition
  • Memory
  • Reason

This book should become recommended reading in every engineering school in Canada, or even in every school. It is one of the most important book of our time.
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