Kenneth Primrose

Hit the reset button on the cult of individualism

Societies with a more collectivist culture appear to have fared better during the pandemic, writes Kenneth Primrose, who says humility and the common good are more important values to instil in students than ever

Coronavirus and schools: Societies with a more collectivist culture seem to have fared better in the pandemic, writes Kenneth Primrose

"Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”

Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

In an interview shortly before his death, Jonathan Sacks observed that the ...

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