How do we shift from an individualistic culture that incentivizes power grabbing and consumerism into a more community-driven culture where everyone gets their needs met – and yes, innovative leaders can still make money and succeed? It’s possible, if we get creative, build new systems, and create new incentives for a game we ourselves invented! Today’s very philosophical conversation with Raman Frey will have you thinking about how you can be part of the solution and still achieve your ambitions. We touch on everything from how community building encourages empathy, to making creativity and the arts more accessible to everyone to sharing our random thoughts on capitalism, Western culture, and how to shift society from ME to WE without feeling like we’re missing any opportunities – and in fact, how doing so will unleash innovation and allow all people to thrive on a massive scale. Get ready to question your assumptions about creativity and our current form of capitalism – in a GOOD way – on today’s show.
- We are all intrinsically creative. It is important to be bold in your engagement with other people’s creativity – which will also build your muscle to be creative yourself.
- There need be no poverty in the world – right now, poverty is a political choice of the system we live in.
- Civilizational transformation is usually the result of upheaval and catastrophe. It is rarely the result of a peaceful opt-in solution. It is our moral responsibility to be part of building and, then offering, those peaceful transitions.
“Community is intrinsically necessary for most people, even introverted people. Community is a sense of belonging that transcends the transactional. Transactions may come out of community, but they are not the point of community.” — Raman Frey
About Raman Frey:
Entrepreneur, Speaker and Founder of GP Dinners and Camp Earnest.
For the last 20 years, Raman has built businesses and communities in the Bay Area, bringing people together around meaningful conversations about art, technology, religion, politics and philosophy. He was a founder or co-founder of Frey Norris Gallery, Epicenter Arts, Dispatch Labs, Good People Dinners, and Camp Earnest. Raman has served on the boards of several organizations, including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. As an event producer, public speaker, moderator, and interviewer, Raman enjoys improvisation and unscripted dialogues. Civil discourse, vulnerable conversations, and deep inquiry are common threads in all of his work.
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