We’re living at a moment where the planet is melting, elections shock the world and people don’t agree on core values.
But we believe we can respond with wisdom to these crises—not just react.
For the past two years Alter Ego has been gathering new political leaders to find our way out of this crisis moment in history. Our new media channel profiles the big insights and ideas that are emerging from the pioneering edge of the political conversation.
A deeper politics for divided times.
Our series is based on the premise that at the moment we are unprepared and underdeveloped--emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically --for our current political crises. We need to grow to meet the challenges of our time.
Political progress at a mass scale therefore begins, perhaps surprisingly, with personal development. We all need to do inner personal and political work to develop beyond our existing beliefs and assume more complex, unifying perspectives.
Rather than remaining insistent and righteous, we can recognise our political views as partial understandings of a more complex whole, and work to integrate different and seemingly opposing views.
Our polarised political culture—on right and left—doesn’t reward this. Yet.
But we can change that.
In this series, we’ll be using a developmental lens--focusing on the potential of humans to grow--as we explore the defining political issues of our age, so we can upgrade our political thinking and rise to the occasion.