Carol Craig is the Centre's Chief Executive. She is author of The Scots' Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: A Handbook for Professionals Working with Young People, The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow and The Great Takeover: How materialism, the media and markets now dominate our lives. She is Commissioning editor for the Postcards from Scotland series. Carol blogs on confidence, well-being, inequality, every day life and some of the great challenges of our time. The views she expresses are her own unless she specifically states that they reflect the Centre's thinking.
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Comment Posted: 06/01/2008 22:29
|It is indeed inspiring!
Encouraging to see this sort of thing happening when there is concern that we are losing our philanthropic nature and concentrating more on profit, consumption etc. Although I think there are issues with trying to always emphasise what people get out of doing the right thing (see my blog on stewardship and management on BizFace), it is helpful I think to remind people that this can make you feel good both physically and mentally.
I suppose it is a form of altruism, which evolutionary psychologists have argued about for some time (in what ways might this be of advantage?) but that again perhaps misses the point - doing the right thing is good for us in many ways.
Keep up the good work Carol,
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