The planet does not need more successful people


A quote by David W. Orr from his book, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World.

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.

David W. Orr

David W. Orr (born 1944) is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College, Ohio, USA. He is a well known environmentalist and is active in many areas of environmental studies, including environmental education and ecological design. He has been as a trustee of many organizations and foundations including the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and is the author of nine books. –

Credit for quote: – with thanks to Anand Gayan

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