‘A flourishing and fulfilling life’

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 17.53.36Where drawings illustrate well what us humans should do next.



I am in a bit of a hurry tonight. I am in the Apple’s Covent Garden store in London, just 20 minutes before leaving to attend a conference at the Royal Society of Arts, called ‘Communities creating health and well-being‘.

Here is what the RSA (exact name: Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) wrote to introduce the talk: ‘The RSA is leading the way in imagining what a ‘human welfare economy’ might look like: one in which our social and economic systems and services offer everyone a fair chance at a flourishing and fulfilling life.’

I also wanted to post something about the Paris conference on climate change that began today. I am going to use an image I have just found on the RSA website, which says more than I would do with words. Surely in the future, investments will be geared towards a more sustainable development. Many of us have already started to do that, it is now for more businesses and public bodies to follow the way.

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Source: RSA blogs, ‘Paris climate talks – good cop bad cop’, written by Dr. Jonathan Rawson, 30 November 2015. Click on the image to access blog entry. Image embedded with RSA’s permission.

I have two more minutes to make the link with my own activities in “Les jardins d’ici”. I am hosted in a friends’ house during my current stay in London, where I photographed today the apple tree they have just planted in their garden. As I have just said, many of us have started to act, as my friends did by planting. Please join us for a bright future.

1 thought on “‘A flourishing and fulfilling life’

  1. This is the apple tree my friends planted this year.
    An apple tree in a garden is energy saved from transport of the fruit from as a remote place as New Zealand, less ore extracted to make the boats, less production of gas preventing the apples from maturing in the boats and the warehouses where they are kept for months…
    On the social side, it is an opportunity to share produce with neighbours, receive fruit of an other variety from them, enjoy a diet including fruit grown free from pesticides and fertilisers…
    Overall it is action in favour of a greener and more enjoyable place to live which we call Earth.

    Young apple tree
    Photo 30 November 2015, London, UK.

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