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This is Manish Jain's plenary talk at the Economics of Happiness conference, held in Portland, Oregon in February 2015. The conference was organized by Local Futures, a non-profit organization that has been promoting a shift from global to local for nearly 40 years.
Manish Jain is a leading critic of the "hidden curriculum" of modern compulsory education, and the founder of Shikshantar, The Peoples' Institute for Rethinking Education and Development, based in Udaipur, India.
What if... money could speak? What would it tell us?
What if... you had $1 million dollars? What would you do with it?
What if... we did not need money to live? What would you do with your life?
What if… Mother Earth could speak? What would she tell us?
Since meanings in life are contextual and experiential, I will write about my understanding of mujaawarah basing it mainly on my experiences and making sense of them.