NPR: Living Well Now: What Does It Take?January 21, 2018 by Lemos Kelly

January 21, 2018 / by Randall Curren

Self-Determination Theory acknowledged by National Public Radio as an important perspective in living well. Interesting article on need satisfaction and eudaimonia. 

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Parenting, teaching and leading all require us to believe in the prospects for living well on this planet — and to have confidence in our capacity to equip others to live well without destroying those prospects for others.

These roles require us to both hold these beliefs and to be spokespersons for the world — ones who can make our belief in a future of opportunity credible to those we must raise, teach and lead.

Whatever forms these endeavors might take in the absence of such credible belief and confidence, they would not succeed in their proper ends. They would not enable the human beings we influence to live well together.

However, as a society we have barely begun to think about what is essential to preserving opportunity to live well…