What the heck is going on in the USA? Is the Clinton-Trump campaign social maturation trying to happen?
Let’s take a big step back so we can get a look at the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump campaign for President from the perspective of our social maturation as a society.
It is obvious that we are not born with the skill of self-consciousness. It is also obvious that we learn this skill a piece of it at a time, in layers where each one builds on the one before it toward a mastery of the full skill.
It is like learning the skill of riding a bicycle. We first learn to push off and jump onto the seat without falling down. Next we learn to stay on it and pedal without falling off. Next we learn to turn it without falling off. Each smaller skill builds on the one before it in a natural progression toward the mastery of the full skill.
No smaller skill can be skipped and there is only one way to do each skill. And with each effort to do it we either get it right or we experience one of the many ways we can get it wrong.
Learning a skill is very different from holding beliefs about it. There can be any number of beliefs about how to do each smaller skill, but there is only one right way to do each skill. We either do or do not remain balanced on the bike. This is important. Life is primarily learning skills. It is not primarily choosing beliefs. Yet, as I think you will agree as you read further, many of us have been giving priority to our freely chosen beliefs.
Learning the skill of self-consciousness is the same as learning the skill of riding a bicycle. There are layers of maturity of smaller skills that build on each other in a natural progression toward learning the full skill and there is only one correct way to do each smaller skill. By extension, our social relationships will be structured to honor the smaller skill of the highest commonly known layer of maturity.
Here is what I think are the first five smaller skills of the full skill of self-consciousness. I believe there are only seven. The purpose of this article is to argue that we are maturing into the last two layers and our choice of Clinton-Trump is part of this process. However, let me describe the first five layers. We will probably agree on them because most of us have already mastered these smaller skills.
As a baby we learn to respond to our sensations. As a toddler we learn to respond to differences: mommy or no mommy, milk or no milk, and most important happy or not happy. As a child we learn a human language. Now our priority is no longer our sensations or responding to differences. It is our wants. We are over here, the candy is on the table, we want it, but we can only go get some if our parents allow it.
As a teen our brains are developed to where we can discover we have the ability and skill of free choice. Instead of only responding to multiple-choice options presented by our parents and others we can create our own multiple-choice options. If mom asks if we want chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry ice cream, we can respond by saying, “I don’t want to talk about ice cream. I want to talk about getting a car.”
At the adult layer, the fifth layer, we discover our most important free choice is our fundamental belief because it allows us the pleasure of experiencing our lives as meaningful: at all times there is a reason for doing one thing rather than another. So we choose one. Now honoring our fundamental belief becomes our priority in all we do. We have also ended the discomfort of operating on one belief in one relationship, another belief in another relationship, and not being able to remember which we did where.
We choose our fundamental belief from the smorgasbord of beliefs we come upon. Of course, our fundamental belief can mature as our thinking matures. Initially it is usually that it makes sense to always give priority to whatever we want, the self-interests of our physical bodies. That has been our unconscious fundamental belief since being a child. However usually people discover that that is immature and they want a fundamental belief that deals with the ability and rights of others to also seek what they want. Most people end up choosing a religious or philosophical belief, anything from Christianity to Islam to capitalism to socialism to democracy to science to something they formulate on their own such as to “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
I think most readers will agree that these are the smaller skills of the first five layers of the skill of self-consciousness. I think we can also easily agree that most of the people in the USA are operating as if one of the last three is the highest layer: the child layer (wants are the priority), teen layer (free choice is the priority), or adult layer (a fundamental belief is the priority). I think we can also easily agree that few people in the USA think of this within a framework of layers of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness. Thus, they are unaware of which layer they are giving priority within such a framework. Finally, I think we can then also agree that our societies decisions are switching among these as our assumed highest layer without much discussion or awareness of each as a layer of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness.
Now allow me to make a judgment with which you may or may not agree.
In my judgment the supporters of Donald Trump are operating somewhere at the child-teen layers. He is behaving like a parent: “I am going to make America great again.” And his supporters are seeking a parent who will make America great again for them.
Hillary Clinton is operating at the teen-adult layer. She describes a society she thinks we want and is more consistent in suggesting policies based on some fundamental beliefs.
Like a child Donald Trump consistently ignores the agreements we have in place and gives priority to what he wants without providing a substantial explanation of how he will achieve his wants. Like a protective parent, he also easily treats other people as children and attacks and polarizes with nearly everyone who is not following him. Hillary Clinton consistently honors our right of free choice and the need for mutual respect, respects the existence of the agreements we have already made, and has successfully worked with Republicans to pass legislation.
Here is what is sad for the USA and the world in which America is now dominant. Neither Clinton nor Trump is presenting us the choice of a person operating at one of the last two layers of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness.
So let me now describe them. I am sure there will be disagreement about what they are. As a human species this reveals that we have not, both as individuals and in our social agreements, reached one or both of these last two layers of maturity in this skill. Since they are skills, not beliefs, if we had reached them there would be broad agreement that they are the next smaller skills we want to be sure our children learn as we made sure they learned the first five commonly known smaller skills.
Remember, there is only one way to do a skill. It is a direct relationship with nature and we either do it the one way that works or we do it one of the many ways that do not work. For instance, when riding a bicycle, we either maintain our balance or we don’t. Or, in the skill of self-consciousness we have or haven’t become an adult by choosing and giving priority to a fundamental belief.
The sixth layer, what I have labeled the “elder layer,” is when we have discovered the accurate fundamental belief. Yes, there is one. It has been discovered by many throughout history; and, in one way or another, it is the source of most religions and science.
Throughout the ages what do all the wise people discover, and I do mean all of them because there is only one accurate fundamental fact?
It is that the universe is an indivisible whole.
Watch out! Don’t agree it is this or take my word for it. As we did at the adult layer, that would be giving our power to another outside belief, a belief chosen from the smorgasbord of beliefs we have come upon. (The difference between an outside and inside belief will be presented later.) Instead, join me in taking a few minutes now to put aside all our beliefs, keep our power instead of giving it to a belief, and use it to study our immediate and direct experience to see if this is, indeed, the accurate fundamental fact we can actually discover to be accurate at any time in our direct experience with nature.
Knowing it there is primarily a skill, not primarily a belief to which we are giving our power.
Once it is a skill it is secondly a belief, a way of representing it in words so we can talk about it with others and ourselves. Also, it is not a physical skill, like pedaling a bicycle. It is a knowledge skill, like the knowledge skill that it works best to go through a wall where there is a door. Since it is known to be true in direct experience, it is primarily a skill. Representing it in words as a belief in our thinking is now secondary in importance.
This knowledge skill is the skill at the sixth layer of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness. It is a knowledge skill because it has been confirmed many times to be true in direct experience with nature, like walking through a door many times to confirm it is the easiest way to get through a wall.
Here is one of the primary ways people throughout the ages have discovered this most fundamental fact in their direct experience so it could become a knowledge skill. They studied their breathing. So, for a few moments, put all of your current beliefs aside and lets now turn our attention to our breathing.
We have been breathing since birth and will be breathing until we die. We are not self-consciously choosing to breathe. It is happening naturally and effortlessly. So the question becomes, “Who or what is doing our breathing?”
It is obvious that if we took our lungs out of our physical bodies and put them on a table we would not be able to breathe. So we need our physical bodies to be alive and we need our lungs in our bodies in order for us to breathe. It then becomes clear that without the air that is surrounding us we would not be able to breathe. So it becomes more accurate to say, “Our lungs, our physical bodies, and the air are doing our breathing.”
We then realize that if the Earth did not have its atmosphere but instead had the atmosphere of Mars, we would not be able to breathe. And if the Earth is not in the particular relationship with the rest of the universe that allows it to have its atmosphere, we would not be able to breathe. At this point in our study we discover it is most accurate to say, “Our lungs, physical bodies, the air, the Earth’s atmosphere, and the universe are doing our breathing,” or more simply “The universe is doing our breathing.”
It then also becomes clear that if any one of these parts were not present and doing exactly what each is doing the universe would not be able to do our breathing.
Thus, through this study of our breathing in our immediate and direct experience with nature it is obvious that the universe is an indivisible whole.
Once this fundamental fact is discovered in direct experience it naturally and effortlessly begins to become a skill, a knowledge skill. We then use it in all of our thinking. When we do so, when we give priority to what is best for all in our group of friends or at work or in society or in all of nature, we discover we have more friends and fewer enemies. More important, we experience a greater and more consistent feeling of happiness because our most fundamental knowledge about reality is accurate.
Reality and thinking in words are now in full and easy cooperation, all conflict between the two is gone, and there is the experience of peace between them.
Like any other skill, such as the above-mentioned skill of remaining balanced on a bicycle, just as there we are in an easy and peaceful relationship with the bike, our knowledge of life can now be in an easy and peaceful relationship with our actions in it. Our most fundamental belief is the accurate one and using it in our thinking is now a knowledge skill: we now know it is more mature to always give priority to what is best for us all, the indivisible universe.
The next and final layer of maturity in the skill of self-consciousness arrives when we realize that when giving priority in our thinking to this or any knowledge skill, which is still a belief in words in our thinking, our second priority is to obey it.
What we did not notice is that we have unconsciously chosen a form of voluntary inside oppression.
There are two kinds of oppression. We are all familiar with the first. It is outside oppression: someone is dominating us. The second, voluntary inside oppression, is when we freely choose to give priority in our thinking to a belief. It doesn’t make any difference what is the content of the belief. Our second priority is to obey it. We have unwittingly chosen an inside parent, a pattern with which we are very familiar because we have been honoring the existence of a parent since birth. Therefore, before we can act or choose we now have to check with this freely chosen inner parent, now the accurate fundamental belief that the universe is an indivisible whole.
We are giving our power to a second thing, a bunch of words; yet we now know there is not a second thing to receive it.
We eventually discover there is only one way to escape this voluntary inside oppression. Each moment we have to give priority in our thinking and physical activity to the experience of the oneness of nature and second priority to the words that describe it. This happens naturally and effortlessly once we realize that our accurate self-definition is “I am first the indivisible universe and secondly my physical body.” We now primarily experience the universe the way we primarily experience our physical bodies: as an experience. It is a sensual, feeling, and thinking experience. For each of us, the universe is now our whole physical body. However, it is also self-evident that we only have sole and full inside control over each of our particular physical bodies.
Then and only then does this knowledge begin to become a skill, our next important knowledge skill herein labeled the “mature elder layer.” It is giving priority in our thinking and behavior to the experience of the oneness of nature rather than the words that describe it. They are now second in importance.
Fundamentally there is not the possibility of conflict: everything is now primarily experienced as me relating with me. Secondly, of course, there can be conflicts. However, people are now primarily seen as operating at a layer of maturity in the skill of self-consciousness, the way we think about our children, not as good or bad people. Thus, our primary response is understanding, compassion, and forgiveness: loving actions. Now we are never primarily a victim and always primarily a player in the maturation of us all.
Now the words to describe it can be labeled our “inside belief.” This is the term we can use for a belief that is second in importance to our mastery of a skill in direct experience with nature. We want to find the words that accurately represent it because we want to be able to talk with others and ourselves about it. But this is now second in importance to giving priority to the experience of the universe being an indivisible whole, the experience of the universe being our physical body.
This is true full freedom. While giving priority in our thinking to an outside belief, even the accurate one, we were in partial freedom in the belief it is full freedom. We thought it was full freedom because we freely chose our fundamental belief. However, we did not notice that our second priority was to obey it.
True full freedom is only achieved when we give priority to keeping our power. From the inside no one else can move our arms and legs or think our thoughts; so it is essential that we each keep our power. Therefore, we do not want to give it to another person, organization, or belief. At the same time, we now know we will naturally, effortlessly, and freely choose to give priority at all times to the common good, now the maturation of the totality of who we are.
Here are a few additional knowledge skills we discover that complete our ease of living at this seventh and highest layer of maturity of this skill. As you read them, also decide if you think these are skills known by Hillary Clinton and/or Donald Trump.
First, we will now also discover the accurate relationship of a human language (separate parts) with reality (oneness). A human language is a mutually agreed upon illusion tool that allows us to be self-conscious parts of the indivisible universe. To create a human language, we needed to create the illusion that the universe is an immense number of separate parts. Then we can give each of them a name so we can talk about them with each other. This, in turn, allows us to be self-conscious: to talk about the past, plan for the future, and consistently execute the plan in the present. So a human language is a very valuable tool but still a tool. The inaccurate assumption that the universe is separate parts is part of that tool.
Before understanding this relationship between a human language (separate parts) and reality (oneness) we were giving priority to words in our thinking. Now that we know the accurate fundamental belief as a skill (elder layer) and the relationship between a human language and reality (mature elder layer), we can easily choose to give priority to the experience of oneness. It is the experience of peace within us between words and experience that makes it easy to now consistently give priority to experience instead of words. We now know experience is real and words are equally valuable but mutually agreed upon illusions.
This is the skill, the knowledge skill, of the seventh layer of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness.
Secondly, since we will die but there is no evidence that the universe will die, our natural highest priority at this layer of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness is what is best for the whole of who we primarily are, the indivisible universe.
In other words, moral behavior is our natural, effortless, and free choice at the highest layer of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness. Throughout history moral behavior has been defined as “freely choosing to give priority to the common good.” It is not the common good of a few of us, our group, or our nation, but the common good of all human beings and nature. Doing so is now the natural, effortless, and freely chosen activity of giving priority in our thinking to the enjoyable experience of primarily being the one indivisible and maturing whole.
Remember, this is now primarily a skill and only secondly a belief. At the last four layers of maturity, the skills are knowledge skills. And like any skill, there is only one correct way to do each. The words each of us use to describe them can be different, but to accurately describe them the meaning must be the same. There is only one correct way to do a skill.
Thirdly, we now know that whenever we are being self-conscious a human language is always present; it is always between what we perceive or think and us because it is our human languages that allow us to be self-conscious.
At this seventh layer we discover that since a child we have been increasingly and unconsciously giving priority to words and second priority to experience. When learning a language, we unconsciously assumed that its fundamental assumption about reality is accurate: that the universe is an immense number of separate parts and we are each only one of them. This is what we unconsciously assume during the earlier layers of maturity of mastering the skill of self-consciousness. It is a necessary part of the process because we need to first learn a human language before we can be self-conscious.
Therefore, we now realize that each and every moment we have to very self-consciously choose to give priority to the experience of the fundamental fact that the universe is an indivisible whole instead of the words that represent it in a language.
They are both equally valuable. However, one is real and the other is an illusion, a mutually agreed upon illusion tool. On Earth there are over 6,000 mutually agreed upon illusion tools called “human languages.”
By the way, thousands of years ago, before there were the existence of human languages, how could two people have agreed to use the sound “cup” to represent a cup and, thereby, have created the first word of a human language? We now know the only way they could have done it. They both put their hands on top of each other on a cup type object, looked each other in the eyes, and when they said the word “cup” to each other they had the eyes-to-eyes experience together of peace (oneness) instead of the experience of conflict (separate parts).
They recognized this mutual experience of peace as the experience of agreement.
We still do this to this day. When we reach an agreement with another we look into each other’s eyes and recognize together the mutual experience of peace (oneness) instead of the mutual experience of conflict (separate parts). The creation of a human language is a skill, and like any skill there is only one way to do it. There can be many languages. However, this, or something similar to it, is the only way this first word of a language could have come into existence. As Tom Wolfe describes in his recent best-selling book, The Kingdom of Speech, it is this skill that has raised the human species to a level of skill above the rest of the animal kingdom.
Fourthly, at this point we also discover there are two patterns of thinking. The one we have been using up to now assumes separate parts are real. It is thinking in terms of this or that in time and space. “Time” and “space” are other words that identify separate parts: one identifies times that are separate from one another and the other defines separate spaces. Our eyes only see different parts; they cannot see oneness. We can only know oneness is a fact. Thus, since oneness is real there must be another fundamental pattern of thinking that assumes it is real.
It is giving priority to priorities. Priorities are assumed to be in all time and all space. Thus the assumption of separate parts as real is absent.
For instance, when I say I am giving priority to my children and second priority to my job there are not factors of time and space present. It is assumed to be in all time and all space. Thus, prioritization is the pattern of thinking that represents the oneness of nature.
So at the seventh and final layer of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness, while fully and simultaneously doing both, we give priority to the oneness pattern of thinking and second priority to the separate parts pattern of thinking.
In the content of our thinking, we give priority to the direct experience of the oneness of nature (mature elder layer skill) and second priority to the inside belief that we are first the universe and secondly our physical body parts of it (elder layer skill). Since both these priorities accurately represent the priorities in nature, we can simultaneously and fully do both: in each case the highest priority represents reality and the second priority is a valuable mutually agreed upon illusion.
Illusions do not threaten reality; so the two can simultaneously be in full and easy cooperation with each other. On a stage it is easy to simultaneously be both the illusion of Hamlet and the reality of who we are.
It is like playing a piano with two hands instead of one hand. The first six layers of the skill of self-consciousness are the equivalent of learning to pluck out a melody with the right hand. The seventh layer is adding the left hand. It plays the same thing consistently, the rhythm. It is the equivalent of adding an awareness of the oneness of nature. The listeners tend to focus on the melody, that which is mostly different. However, while fully and simultaneously doing both, the melody and the rhythm, the player of the piano always makes sure the melody, the representation of separate parts, gives priority to the rhythm, the representative of the experience of oneness.
Fifthly, at this layer we have primarily defined ourselves as all that exists, the indivisible universe. We then realize there is nothing more that we could define ourselves as being. So it is clear that there is not the possibility of an eighth layer of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness.
This leaves us with the question, “So what is our priority between now and when we die?”
Yes, we have mastered the most important skill for us to learn and, yes, the rest of our lives we can get better at the smaller skills of each layer. However, what is our new highest priority?
It eventually becomes obvious that, yes, our maturation in this skill is complete but the children and some others have not achieved it and all our social agreements do not represent it. The social agreements of our groups usually represent the layer of maturity of most of those in them. Also, personally, we are in need of a consistent reality check on the degree to which our behavior is in alignment with our intentions.
It eventually becomes clear that our new highest priority is the maturation of the rest of who we are: the universe. It is now our accurate self-interest.
Our personal maturation in this most important skill for us to learn was just the first portion of our lives, not an end to be sought. The second portion is giving priority to being an active participant in the maturation of the rest of who we all are, the indivisible universe.
Throughout history and regardless of one’s age this behavior has most often been labeled “eldering.”
Eldering is giving priority each moment to whatever we each judge to be the best action we can take for the maturation of us all.
It could be raising our children with a full understanding of all seven layers of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness. It could be playing a role of service in our community. One moment it could be picking up the paper towels that missed the trash can in a public bathroom and the next facilitating peace between nations. It is in each moment giving priority when relating with what is right in front of us to whatever we judge to be the best action we can take for the maturation of us all. Also, no one else is ever standing where each of us is standing. So our every action is unique. We also discover that nothing is more enjoyable than this always unique participation in the maturation of us all.
We then also discover that this full personal enjoyment of life is only sustained by primarily eldering each and every moment, being by free choice a self-conscious participant in the maturation of us all. At full maturity this is our natural priority. To do otherwise is to move against nature which always results in thinking pain.
Recall that ever since the toddler layer we have been giving priority to mastering this skill of self-consciousness so, while also being self-conscious, we can consistently experience the fundamental feeling of happiness as the container within which we experience everything else — every sensation, difference, relative feeling, want, choice, and thought — as second in importance.
Lastly, this has been a description of the layers of maturity of the skill of self-consciousness. Above this we can give priority to any belief, which we will call a “super belief.” Any religious, philosophical, scientific, or other belief can be our priority, our super belief. Herein I am solely describing the skill of self-consciousness.
By the way, our brains are sufficiently developed to where we can learn the full skills of self-consciousness and that of eldering by the time we are in our late teenage years. Seasoning will surely improve the subtlety of our skills, but especially with good eldering full maturity in these skills is possible by then.
In my judgment, neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton is a mature elder. Sadly, we do not have an option of such a leader. Therefore, we must choose between these two.
Choosing Donald Trump would be going backward, to giving priority to the priorities at the child-teen layers. We began the process of maturing into the teen layer as our social order in 1620 when the Pilgrims united with the indentured servants on the Mayflower by signing the Mayflower Compact so the next day at least the men would all step off the ship and onto this new land (to them) as equally free people and they would, therefore, form their society as a democracy. That was the beginning of the first democracy that has been sustained, the USA. Today two-thirds of the nations on Earth are democracies. This is the story of the maturation of human societies into the teen layer of maturity in the skill of self-consciousness, the honoring of our ability and right of exercising individual freedom of choice.
Over the last centuries we have been living at the adult layer. Relationships, both individual and social, have been a clash of outside beliefs, for instance the divine right of kings verses democracy, capitalism verses communism, and Sunni Islam verses Shiite Islam. We are now ready to graduate into the skills of the elder and mature elder layers.
This is where we know that human life is primarily mastering the full skill of self-consciousness and thereby discovering the joy of eldering. By the way, regardless of our current layer of maturity in this skill, we all at least experience moments of this joy when parenting or directly participating in social maturation.
This choice does not have to be imposed from outside us. It is a natural layer of maturity in the skill of self-consciousness inside us. This experience has often been labeled “enlightenment” in the East, “the state of grace” in the West, and many other names.
These personal and social maturations are never pretty. But they are natural. It is physical and thinking pain that propels us toward discovering and mastering each next smaller skill of the layers of the skill of self-consciousness. As when learning to ride a bicycle where there is physical pain, we need to also accept the thinking pain of this maturation process at the higher layers, where we learn knowledge skills, as nature’s gifts that propels us into, hopefully, achieving full maturity in this skill.
To be happy for the rest of our lives, full maturity in the skill of self-consciousness is the most important skill for each of us to learn. Of course, it will then also be the knowledge and skill upon which to establish all of our organizations.
In my judgment, as a human species we are in the process of maturing into the elder layer. As we earlier did by studying our breathing, this is where we learn the knowledge skill that the universe is an indivisible whole. This will result in many changes in the way we live our lives together.
As I describe what I think some of them will be, decide if you think either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump can lead us into these expressions of the elder layer of maturity.
Parenting will be giving priority to eldering our children to full maturity in the skill of self-consciousness before they are in their twenties and definitely before they marry. To better succeed in accomplishing this, as well as for the fun of it, friends will form into communities, a re-villaging of our lives. It will enable us to manage Earth for sustainability. It will lead us to create a forever-growing trust fund for the poor, invest it in our common good corporations, and use the annual profits to provide a minimum income for more of them each year until there are no longer poor people. Then use the annual profits for the common good in other ways.
Capitalism will mature into common good capitalism. This is where, like the teams of the National Basketball Association (NBA) or any sports league, competitors in each product market will meet and reach agreements that give priority to the common good, “the rules of play,” and then secondly compete as ferociously as before. The agreements for the common good could be to set the minimum wage at a livable wage, maintain certain environment and safety standards, and much more. So the public can trust this private sector and transnational process, the companies will provide common good audits by creditable third parties in the same way they currently provide financial audits. This will be the equivalent of the referees at games. It will also allow the public to be an on-going participant in their discussions that lead to freely chosen agreements that give priority to the common good, something that is never static but always maturing.
Common good democracies will emerge as parallel governance systems with no legal power but with the greatest power because they will work over time toward a near consensus on issues: at least a 70% vote of the representatives from the for-profit and non-profit organizations in the community. As a result, no one will be able to be elected to office who does not support the community’s near consensus on issues.
Common good nations will emerge defined by agreement rather than geography. Anyone on Earth can at any time join or leave them and, while equally valuing both, people will give priority to these freely chosen nations over their geographically defined nations. This will have the latter eventually become very secondary and wars be reduced as a result of members of these nations-by-agreement living on all geographies.
All this will be the result of each of us keeping our power instead of giving it to any person, organization, or belief. Then we can discover in our direct experience the knowledge skill that it is self-evident that the universe is an indivisible whole. Therefore, we are each first it that will not die and secondly our physical bodies that will die. For this knowledge skill to be learned and mastered, all that is necessary is for each of us to have the courage to keep our power and study our breathing. Many of us are now ready and able to learn this skill. Are either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump able to lead us into these more mature social orders?
Sadly, social maturation is choosing Hillary Clinton so we at least do not slide backwards. Then, if not yet mastered, for each of us it is giving priority to mastering the knowledge skills of the elder and mature elder layers of maturity. Then we can consistently enjoy the experience of true full freedom and eldering. Next time, or surely at least at some point in the future, this could result in the nominations of mature elders.
Terry Mollner is a founder and on the boards of the Calvert Funds, Calvert Foundation, Stakeholders Capital, Inc. and on the board of Ben & Jerry’s. His latest book is Common Good Capitalism Is Inevitable.