Reply To: Cultural Volition

  • Mike Todd

    July 18, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    Hi Peter,

    Thankyou for reminding us of what’s at stake and of our individual and collective responsibilities. I hope this won’t seem like an attempted hijack: I found the following conversation between Dr. McGilchrist and Prof. John Vervaeke very rewarding, and I believe its theme dovetails with your own; also of relevance is Prof. Vervaeke’s newly-launched Awaken To Meaning project, or “dojo” as he calls it, which I’ll link below the video. It might not be your cup of tea – I’m not sure it’s mine; I tend to be sceptical about such things – but I believe that Prof. Vervaeke’s intentions are good, and I imagine many people will ultimately benefit from the project. Perhaps its most conspicuous shortcoming, to my mind, is its straight-faced approach. One thing which I believe we will all need going forward is a sense of humour – irony in particular. Sadly, it appears to be in short supply across many divides. It’s heartening to see in the video that Dr. McGilchrist hasn’t lost the twinkle in his eye.